Steve Gibson


I've been leading worship and writing songs for over 20 years, regularly leading in churches and at festivals / events in the UK.







What is music to you? What does it give you?

I love music - I'm usually a quiet kinda person, but when I'm singing it's a release. It brings freedom.

What is your music dream?

I would love to write a song one day that really connects with people in a big way.

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

The next person I meet. We can only change the world one person at a time, but we can change that persons world by being the best version of ourselves.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

"We want to see Jesus lifted high" - cheesy but I remember singing it at Wembley Stadium with 45,000 other Christians. Memories like that don't fade!

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

I love the music coming out of Bethel, Hillsong and Worship Central. But I my musical tastes are quite eclectic! I also love Lucy Grimble, King's Village and Scott Cunningham.

What inspires you to make music?

God - I want to worship Him and equip others to worship Him.

What is the message you want to send with your music?

That I love Jesus. I'm an unashamed Christian living my best life for Him.

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?

It feels amazing, but only when I get to step back. When leading worship, the best moment is when I stop singing into the microphone and the people present just go for it. At that moment it's like riding a rollercoaster - watching and responding and ensuring the music follows where everyone is going, rather than just leading my own way.

How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

There are so many ways to release and produce music. It is amazing!!! I'd love to see more people learn instruments early in their lives. It's so much easier as children to pick up new skills, and if we want the next generation to write even better songs, we have to equip them to do that.

What do you think of Drooble?

A friend of mine fell in love with Drooble and has been recommending it for ages. I've finally visited and think it's such an amazing resource! What a fantastic way to engage with musicians worldwide and listen to songs I'd never find normally.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

In ear clicks. As useful as they are in bigger settings, blocking out the sound of the people present prevents me from engaging properly with the atmosphere. And that click just irritates me - I find myself playing to click rather than jamming with the rhythm of the song.

Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

Totally yes - I'm always heading to festivals, local church events and concerts. Love listening to different musicians do their thing!

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

Digital awareness. There are so many avenues to put music out there. It's important to be aware of each type of social media and the kind of audience you can gain. It's also really important to be aware of the quality of what you're producing - there's some great tools that can enhance recordings that don't cost much, and people use don't use the basic tech stand out like a sore thumb.

Share some awesome artists that we’ve never heard of.

Lucy Grimble, King's Village, King's Anthem, John Mark McMillan, David Leonard, Dance like Kings