Steve Patten was a regular on the London music scene in the '80s with the band Thursdays Child.
Following the recording of their first single and video "Out to Play" the band was on a high. This was short lived because of the collapse of their management company shortly before the official release date.
Disillusioned by the hard work and few rewards of the new music scene, guitarist Steve Patten carried on playing in for pay to play cover bands in the UK and Ireland.
In 2008, he decided to focus on his passion for classic rock and blues and adopted the name "Journeyman" a nod to Eric Clapton's album of the same name. .
It quickly became clear that following the economic crash of 2008, it was going to be extremely hard for a band to earn money in the club/pub circuit, so he decided to go solo and rely on technology to provide his backing band. First with laboriously slow midi programming and over time embracing more sophisticated music production tools as they became available.
The Journeyman live show now features a repertoire of over 5 hours of live classic rock and blues classics from laid back easy listening to hard driving blues rock.
Live shows can be performed live in person or from his live broadcast studio over the internet