Steve Jolliffe

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Steve Jolliffe (born 28 April 1949) is an English musician.

After meeting Rick Davies in the late '60s Jolliffe played with him in a band called the Joint.[1]:3 He left the Joint to study music at the Berlin Konservatorium. There he met Edgar Froese and played with one of the earliest incarnations of Tangerine Dream. He subsequently joined the band Steamhammer, a blues-rock outfit that experienced moderate success in the early '70s, touring extensively and recording two albums.[2] After the band split up, Jolliffe composed the music for John Samson's 1973 documentary, Tattoo.[3]

Jolliffe rejoined Tangerine Dream in the late 70s, recording the album Cyclone with the band in 1978.[1]:61[4] He then released a solo album entitled Drake's Venture in 1980. After this Jolliffe released albums at the rate of approximately one per year, including The Bruton Suite,[5] Journeys Out Of The Body, Alien and Zanzi.[6]

Jolliffe is a multi-instrumentalist, playing, among others, the keyboard, flute and piccolo.[7]


  1. ^ a b Paul Stump (1997). Digital Gothic: A Critical Discography of Tangerine Dream. SAF Publishing Ltd. ISBN 978-0-946719-18-1.
  2. ^ Thierry Aznar (29 April 2015). CAMION BLANC: HARD ROCK & HEAVY METAL 40 années de purgatoire - Tome 3 (in French). CAMION BLANC. p. 44. ISBN 978-2-35779-690-4.
  3. ^ Filbert, Jeff. "Steve Joliffe Interview". Retrieved 7 March 2018.
  4. ^ "Former band member to celebrate 40th Anniversary of seminal album with live show in London". Team Rock. Retrieved 5 March 2018.
  5. ^ Andrew Pickering; Mandy Eldred-Tyler (15 May 2012). In & Around Bruton Through Time. Amberley Publishing Limited. p. 129. ISBN 978-1-4456-2885-1.
  6. ^ Nielsen Business Media, Inc. (28 September 1996). "Review: Zanzi". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. p. 85.
  7. ^ Greg Armbruster (1984). The Art of electronic music. W. Morrow. p. 164. ISBN 978-0-688-03105-3.

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