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Vocals and Lyrics; Additional Keyboards, Guitars & Percussion

Joined Marillion 2 February 1989
Born 14 May 1956, Kendal, England


Cumbrian Larynx occasionally enhanced by Cuervo Gold Tequila and Red Bull, tempered by adenoids and influenza

Neumann KMS 105 Microphone (but you can't go wrong with a 58)

Focusrite Red Pre-amp/EQ

Roland 555 tape echo

Kurzweil K2500R Sampler

Yamaha P250 Stage Piano

Rickenbacker 360 Blue Boy (mmm..)

Pink Paisley Fender Telecaster

Italia Rimini 6-string in pink pearl finish

Ibanez Artcore AFS75T

Ibanez AW Acoustic Guitar

Vox AC 30 Amplifier

Cort Acoustic Guitars

Hunts 'Ultimate Destroyer' Cricket Bat wireless MIDI Controller (design by Stewart Every, 'White Gloves' technology by Kenton Electronics)

Hammered Dulcimer.. I have no idea who made it but it's very nice

Maracas, purchased in Germany and refilled with party glitter in Tokyo

Tambourines, Skinned and unskinned, purchased in LA, Mexico City, London, Amsterdam, Paris and Rio de Janeiro and constantly being replaced as they tend to "fail" during tours..

Marillion use "Ultimate Ears" in-ear speaker technology for live monitoring.


A collaboration with Richard Barbieri "Arc Light" is released on December 4 2013.

Mr H and Mr B are proud to announce the release of a 5-track mini-album entitled "Arc Light". A "little brother" to their album "Not The Weapon But The Hand."

The album features 4 new tracks and a new version of "Intergalactic" featuring guitars from Aziz Ibrahim, who also plays on two of the new tracks.

Track list below:

Arc Light
Daddy Does Work
Oil (featuring Dalbir Singh on Tabla and Aziz on guitar)

This will be a limited edition, available in a numbered "Jewel case" CD format with an 8 page booklet featuring beautiful photography from Luigi Colosanti and H lyrics.


Ancient history..

Before joining Marillion, Steve was keyboard player and co-vocalist for the Europeans from 1981 to 1984, releasing the albums Vocabulary, Europeans Live, and Recurring Dreams.

After brief success in Europe and the US with the Europeans, Steve left the band with guitarist Colin Woore to record under the name How We Live, releasing one album Dry Land (the title track of which was subsequently covered by Marillion on Holidays in Eden) in 1987.

In 1997 Steve recorded his first solo album outside Marillion. Ice Cream Genius was released under the band name "h" in Europe, and later in the US simply as "Steve Hogarth."

After touring with the all-star "h Band" from 2000-2003 and releasing a double live album Live Spirit Live Body; the latest incarnation of h Band had writing sessions in early 2005, but no definite plans on a second album have yet surfaced.

The start of 2006 saw Steve embark on his "h Natural" project - a series of intimate shows featuring just h and a piano playing songs from his entire career, and songs by other artists that have influenced him over the years.

2007 saw the release of the aptly titled h Natural DVD - a complete film of one of the shows, recorded in Sheffield. In 2008 he released a second h Natural DVD "Naked In The Chapel" of the live show at London's Union Chapel and 2010 saw the release of a best-of-live CD "Natural Selection".

Downloads of h Natural live shows are available HERE also.

2012 and '13 has seen h collaborating with Richard Barbieri releasing critically-acclaimed album and mini album "Not The Weapon But The Hand" and "Arc Light" .

With 2014 came the release of Mr h's first book "The Invisible Man" Diaries in two volumes - Volume 1 (1991-1997) released in June and Volume 2 (1998-2014) released in November.

Further h Natural shows can be found in the Marillion "Tour" section.