About SAS

SAS Music was formed in 2000 by Scottish-born pianist/composer Stephen Nash. His training ground was as a pub pianist in Birmingham from 1983-87, a steep learning-curve to say the least. Having exhausted his clientele, he moved to London, and within a month was resident pianist at the Criterion Brasserie, Piccadilly Circus.

Steve NashThe next ten years saw him in a series of West End hotel residencies, including the Langham Hilton, interspersed with bouts of composing for Fringe Theatre shows ("a la Kurt Weill" - The Guardian 1992). During this time he also joined the London Gaelic Choir in order to research music for a Jacobite music-drama, and, as their deputy-conductor, helped lead them to their first ever victory at the Royal National Mod (the Scottish equivalent of the Welsh Eisteddfod).

Through the choir, he also joined the Scottish Ceilidh Band Kirk Session, run by its conductor Alan Munro, and a Celtic Trio to perform Enya-style music for the Lord of the Rings exhibition at the Science museum. Venues played include Blenheim Palace, Marlborough House (Commonwealth Day in the presence of HM The Queen), HM Treasury (no they didn't pay much) British Army bases, Oxford College balls, numerous town halls, gardens and fields.

Following a relocation to Denham, Bucks, Stephen teamed up with saxophonist Sue Greenway (Syd Lawrence Orchestra) to form a successful jazz duo, playing for wedding receptions, private parties, etc., often adding a vocalist, bass player or drummer as required. Stephen has worked with many other fine jazz players over the years, often contributing original compositions.

Another move to Oxfordshire saw him take up further challenges, such as running the local choir, and playing organ for weddings, funerals and services in local churches, as well as teaching piano and theory to pupils of all ages. SAS Music is the logical outcome of these experiences - whatever your event, we've been there, seen it, played it.