The summer of 2010, the bi-annual South Region Kung-Fu Association Awards. Soon after stepping outside to bask in the glorious sunshine, he spotted an unsavoury looking mob of youths. It was to be this hostile gang of feral child savages who would alter his life - and yours - forever.
In hindsight, hissing at the group like a rabid feline on the request for a spare cigarette was probably not the best decision. Inevitably a machete was drawn and a furious strike to the shaven noggin was issued.
Waking in a hospital bed, it was instantly apparent that something was different. As well as an obvious sexier attitude, he had lost all memory, adopted a strong West Indian twang and would answer to nothing other than ‘Steaming Heathen’.
Recovery time much needed, Steam moved into his Grandmother Doris’s pad. It was at this very residence where he shockingly encountered an ancient vessel of honey dating back to 1986. This triggered a dark, twisted alter-ego and was the catalyst which sparked the birth of his blog, ‘The Tin-spector’.
Upon discovery of her Amstrad PCW256 top end PC computer, he began to get to grips with the new found technology. Quickly constructing a studio with a Casio keyboard purchased from a Salvation Army charity shop, the erstwhile outdoor lavatory became the location of the first Steaming Heathen demo cassette recording.
Squeeze, Field Music, Haircut 100, The Streets, Esser, Sleigh Bells, Head Automatica, Blur.