Steve Lawson

College Principal

Steve Lawson is a music journalist and musician, best known for his time as Editor of Total Guitar magazine. Under Steve’s tenure, the magazine achieved its highest circulation figures.

His proudest moment was seeing one of his cover features, an interview with Slash, become the best-selling issue in the magazine’s history. Steve’s interest in musicianship, people skills and personal development led to his undertaking a Masters Degree in Work Based Learning, while his interest in artist development resulted in Jim Davies (Prodigy/Pitchshifter) releasing a solo guitar album on Mascot Records.

Steve remains active in the publishing world, with clients past and present including Rockschool, Men’s Health and

Having played guitar since the age of 15, Steve recently made the switch to bass. He is currently bassist for the band Five By Five, whose debut EP, ‘Loud and Clear’, is distributed by Setanta Records. Steve was asked to feature in Bass Guitar Magazine as a result of his work with the band – another proud moment in magazines for our Principal.

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