Welcome! My name's Steve Hartwell and these pages are devoted to a selection of my (mainly musical) activities during the late 80s and early 90s. It all started with Peeved Records (a joint venture with Pete Skelley) and expanded into a number of solo projects (Dead Goldfish Ensemble, Machine Maid Man, Pink Goldfish),a number as duos (Deaf Goes East, Johnson's Fiver, Rites Of Post, Featuring Karen Wheeler, High Tech Pagodas, A Band Of Steves) and one group (And Why Not?).
Peeved Records started as I finished University with the release of a tape and single by Southampton based band Gestalt / Primary. We continued with releases mainly from the Cambridge area (where I was working) including some of my material. I was also heavily involved with a local music magazine called Scene And Heard.
For my musical activities the best place to start is probably the overview.
My most prolific outlet was the Dead Goldfish Ensemble but the best place to start with them is Dead Goldfish Ensemble album reviews, otherwise the quantity can be overwhelming - it took me ages to type it all in!
In an unexpected twist the Dead Goldfish Ensemble will be performing 'live' (for the first time) in Paris on 26th October 2017. The gig is being organised by Serendip-Lab. The material will all be new and will be released afterwards.
FOR SALE!All the tracks by my projects detailed in this website are available as 1 DVD-R containing about 16 hours of music (MP3 @ 192 kbps) from me for £10. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to make your order and arrange payment.
Here is a free track from each of my various projects:
A Band Of Steves Marching (demo) (1731kB 64kbps mp3)
And Why Not Bad Salad (603kB 64kbps mp3)
Dead Goldfish Ensemble Bouncing Eggs (1285kB 64kbps mp3)
Pink Goldfish Careful With That Sample, Eugene (1009kB 64kbps mp3)
Machine Maid Man Eating The Past (1427kB 64kbps mp3)
Johnson's Fiver Paradise (1116kB 64kbps mp3)
Deaf Goes East The Beating Of Washing Hearts (637kB 64kbps mp3)
The High Tech Pagodas The Valley (1790kB 64kbps mp3)
Rites Of Post Tomato And Feud (432kB 64kbps mp3)
Featuring Karen Wheeler Zipping Up (1695kB 64kbps mp3)