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" .
2014 sees 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) scheduled for release in November.
Further h Natural shows can be found in the Marillion "Tour" section.