Biography

Stephen Maxwell is a Glasgow-based guitar player with a BA (Hons) First Class Degree in Popular Music from Edinburgh Napier University (2013), where he received lessons from top musicians on the Scottish music scene such as Taj Wyzgowski, Ged Brockie, and Haftor Medbøe.

Previously, he completed his HND at North Glasgow College - which has since become Glasgow Kelvin College (2010) - receiving tuition in guitar, performance, and theory from some of Scotland’s best musicians.

Stephen currently works as a Lecturer of Music at Glasgow Kelvin College and has also previously worked at Riverside Music College.

Stephen's influences include John Scofield, Bill Frisell, Larry Carlton, and Nile Rodgers among others and he plays a range of styles including rock, jazz, funk and soul to pop.

He performs regularly at Weddings all over Scotland as part of the function band The Invitations. They also perform at The Butterfly and the Pig South in Shawlands. Keep an eye on the Live section for all of the latest gig updates!

Additionally, he has been involved in an jazz rock project called Connected, led by Chris Whitehouse. They have recorded and released their first album - Grounded - with music written by Chris Whitehouse. The session was recorded at the Edinburgh Napier University Studios.

Stephen is a member of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme as well as the Musicians' Union.

Live

Friday, December 14th 2018

The Invitations
The Butterfly and the Pig South
1041-1039, Pollokshaws Road
Glasgow G41 3YF
10pm - 12am

Saturday, December 29th 2018

The Invitations
The Butterfly and the Pig South
1041-1039, Pollokshaws Road
Glasgow G41 3YF
10pm - 12am

Friday, January 11th 2019

The Invitations
The Butterfly and the Pig South
1041-1039, Pollokshaws Road
Glasgow G41 3YF
10pm - 12am

Friday, February 8th 2019

The Invitations
The Butterfly and the Pig South
1041-1039, Pollokshaws Road
Glasgow G41 3YF
10pm - 12am

Friday, March 8th 2019

The Invitations
The Butterfly and the Pig South
1041-1039, Pollokshaws Road
Glasgow G41 3YF
10pm - 12am

Friday, April 12th 2019

The Invitations
The Butterfly and the Pig South
1041-1039, Pollokshaws Road
Glasgow G41 3YF
10pm - 12am

Friday, May 17th 2019

The Invitations
The Butterfly and the Pig South
1041-1039, Pollokshaws Road
Glasgow G41 3YF
10pm - 12am

Saturday, June 14th 2019

The Invitations
The Butterfly and the Pig South
1041-1039, Pollokshaws Road
Glasgow G41 3YF
10pm - 12am

Equipment

Guitars

Suhr Classic Pro (Electric)

Fender American Stratocaster (Electric)

Fender Mexican Stratocaster (Electric)

Eastman AC320 (Acoustic)

Amplifiers

Mesa Boogie Express 5:50+

Marshall DSL401

Pedals - Multi-Effects

Boss GT-100

Pedals - Stompboxes

TC Electronic PolyTune 2

Boss GE-7 Graphics Equalizer

Jim Dunlop CryBaby 535Q Wah

Boss DS-1 Distortion

Boss CS-3 Compression/Sustainer

Boss CH-1 Super Chorus

Boss FV-500L Volume

Electro-Harmonix EHX Freeze

Digitech Stereo Turbo Flange

Boss DD-20 Digital Giga Delay

Strings

Elixir Light .010 - .046


Media

The Invitations - Still Into You (Paramore) 2018 Video

The Invitations - One Way or Another/Atomic (Blondie) 2018 Video

The Invitations - 2017 Video

Stephen Maxwell - Contusion (Live)

Stephen Maxwell - Strawberry Fields Forever (Live)

Connected - Climbing The Wall (Live)