Primary Instrument: Guitar
Steve Yarrington is a jazz guitarist who's playing style focuses on the ‘swing’ style of the earliest electric guitarists in jazz.
His background in jazz goes back to Birmingham UK's Jazz Central improvisation workshops in the mid 1980’s. During this time he met the legendary American guitarist Tal Farlow while performing his only gig outside London, accompanied by Steve's course tutors: Chris Bolton on double bass and Tony Levin on drums.
Steve later spent 11 years in Shetland and was a founding member of Fiddlers’ Bid - with whom he has recorded, toured the world and performed on live radio & television broadcasts.
During Steve's time in Shetland he enjoyed the friendship of legendary guitarist Peerie Willie Johnson, for whose encouragement Steve will always be indebted. Peerie Willie had a unique acoustic guitar backing style, and he toured the USA with Aly Bain and The Boys of the Lough in the 1970s.
Steve continues to write and produce his own original material as well as performing classics from notable greats such as Charlie Christian. His 2012 release, Time Flies, includes several stylized numbers from the Christian catalogue, as well as original Yarrington compositions. Visit www.steveyarrington.moonfruit.com for more details.