Steve Mackey

Steve Mackey

Steve Mackey was born in Sheffield, South Yorkshire.  He moved to London in 1988 to pursue an interest in film-making and graduated from London's Royal College of Art, in 1992, MA Film. He then moved into the world of music.

Joining Pulp in 1989, he played on Separations, released on Fire Records. He continued to write, record and tour with the band as they found success in the 1990s. He performed on all subsequent albums recorded including IntroHis 'n' Hers,Different ClassThis Is Hardcore and We Love Life.

Forming a songwriting/production partnership with Ross Orton (known as Cavemen), he met Maya Arulpragasam (M.I.A.) and co-wrote and produced "Galang" and "Sunshowers" which led to MIA securing a deal with Interscope Records and releasing "Arular". They worked together again on "Bird Flu" from her subsequent album Kala. Mackey and Orton continued to produce and remix for artists including Kelis, Arcade Fire, Cornershop, The Kills and The Horrors. Mackey also produced songs for Florence and the Machine's debut album "Lungs", including "Kiss With a Fist", "Girl With One Eye" and " Swimming" and also The Long Blondes debut album Someone to Drive you Home. During this period he continued to record and tour with Jarvis Cocker, in 2006 for his debut solo album for Rough Trade Records (Jarvis) and in 2008 recording the album Further Complications at Electrical Studios, Chicago with Steve Albini.

Instrument: Club Bass