- Location: London
- Clip Details: Not Available
- Gender: Male
- Gig Price in £ (30 mins): Band-2:500-1k
- Act Content: Family-friendly
- Height Category: 5ft07-5ft10
- Build: Medium
- Playing Age: 26-35
- Appearance: Caucasian-Fair
- Nationality: English
- Accents: RP, Australian, American, Home Counties, Cockney, Manchester
- Languages: German (A Level), French (GCSE)
- Website: http://www.stevepretty.com
- Twitter: http://twitter.com/stevepretty
- Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Steve-Pretty/215333995159987
- Training: University
- Singing: Tenor
- Musical Instruments: Trumpet, Flugel Horn, Melodica, Keyboards, dabble in other bits and pieces
- Skills: Scuba diving, composing, music directing, arranging, stilt walking
- For ACTING phone: 07908 153682
- For ALL OTHER enquiries phone: 07740 187362
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I write and perform comedy, which usually has something of a musical flavour to it.
I am currently previewing my new show for 2011, Steve Pretty’s Perfect Mixtape (details on my website). I’m performing the show at the Underbelly at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Lots more info about the show on the way, but for the meantime head over to my Facebook page for all the latest info.
In 2010 I wrote my debut one man show Steve Pretty on The Origin of the Pieces, which I performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. It was really well received, with lots of nice reviews (if you’re into that kind of thing) and a great audience response.
Press for Steve Pretty on the Origin of the Pieces (2010/2011):
‘original, intelligent comedy delivered with commendable panache’ – Fest (****)
‘endearing, charming, intelligent’ – What’s On Stage (****)
‘As we create both strange musical oddities and moments of cacophony, the audience participation is for once more than a gimmick’ – Skinny (****)
Part of Fest’s ‘Perfect Fringe Day’
Recommended by Lauren Laverne on BBC 6Music
I am also sometime MD and general lackey for Robin Ince, which has meant working with such top folk as Kevin Eldon, Robyn Hitchcock, Stewart Lee, Helen Zaltzman, Rich Sandling, Jo Neary and, of course, Robin himself. This sometimes involves playing teapot.
I run an occasional comedy night called the Ludicrumble with the inimitable comedian Caroline Mabey. It is ace and gives me a chance to try out some of my more ridiculous musical and technological inventions such as the patented Heckle-o-meter. The last one involved a paddling pool, Peter Buckley Hill heckling himself with the aid of my machine, and a pass-the-parcel finale. We will be doing some more soon.
In 2007 I wrote and composed The Big Filling: This Time it’s Pie-sonal, an interactive, family-friendly, musical film noir detective story about pies and pastry products – a story as old as time, really. Its Edinburgh Fringe run was a great success, with lots of great reviews including a glowing four star review from The Scotsman which was unfortunately rendered utterly useless by being published after the show had closed, and describing me as ‘a talented saxophonist’. There is no greater insult.
You might see me on stage at cult comedy music night Karaoke Circus, for which I play trumpet and sometimes other things.