Steve Brookstein is an English singer/songwriter and the first ever winner of The X Factor with a record 6 million votes in one night that resulted in both a number one album and single. He has completed three UK tours including an arena tour with X Factor and two theatre tours, one of which was with the award winning musical Our House Musical. He has duetted with multi Grammy Award winner BeBe Winans, reggae artist Maxi Priest and jazz award winners Ian Shaw and Liane Carroll.
Steve has released three studio third albums and is currently working on his forth. His autobiography “Getting Over The X” released through Matador Publishing has done amazingly well getting to Number 1 in the Kindle Biography Chart.
Steve is married to jazz musician and writer Eileen Hunter who has recorded one album that was signed to Jazz FM. Eileen has many admirers including Ian Shaw, Tina May, Don Black and John Reid. She is featured in Steve’s shows and recordings as well as being one of his co-writers. They work both together and separately as performers and writers. They have two children.
Steve has seen all the ups and downs of the music industry. From small pubs to Wembley, writing producing and singing with some of the best people in the business. Steve has a remarkable story and a natural connect with the people that made him the first winner of The X Factor.
Currently, Getting Over The X has had over 400 reviews on Amazon and has received great interest. The subject of music, fame, X Factor and what goes on behind the scenes is alway of interest.
Steve is available for personal appearances including Q&A sessions about his time on X-Factor and his career so far.
If you're thinking of going on The X Factor you need two things. An application form and a copy of this book. The hardback version of this book has a spine. Unlike some of the people in it.'
Ian Hyland, The Mirror
'It's got the snappiest title of any autobiography out this year and Steve's X Factor revelations are truly eye-opening. No fan of Steve's or the shows should be without a copy!'
Matthew Wright, Channel 5’s The Wright Stuff
'Highly recommend Getting Over The X! Brilliant read, couldn't put it down! About time he got to have his say!'
- Joanna Page Actress, Star of the hit TV Show Gavin & Stacey
Steve Brookstein is available to book for weddings and corporate events. Steve has an extensive repertoire including songs that featured on his Number 1 Album Heart & Soul from 2005 along with timeless hits from Soul and Motown classics.
He is available to perform in the following formats:
Steve has his Soul band The Terrells, which is made up of World Class players who have performed all around the globe with such artists as Jessie J, Sir Tom Jones, Lady Gaga, Gregory Porter, Massive Attack, West Life, Leona Lewis, Maxi Priest, Gloria Gaynor, BeBe Winans Brian McKnight, George Benson, Ruby Turner, The Water Boys, Ian Shaw, Liane Carroll to name a few.
Quotes about Steve's performances
“F***ing Brilliant!” - Sir Tom Jones
'Steve, totally mind blowing... any big name comparisons, he is right up there with them.'
Liane Carroll, Multi-Jazz Award Winner
'His short-noted delivery recalled the late Otis Redding.'
The late Jack Ma