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“My name is Steph, I’m 19 and I play the blues.”
Inspired by great solo blues musicians such as Seasick Steve, Shaun Kirk, Ash Grunwald and Claude Hay, Steph Fischer-Ivancsy is an old soul in a new body belting out the blues.
With the loss of her father at the age of 16 and being resuscitated from a Diabetic coma shortly afterwards, Steph had found her pain and hardship was easy to ease through the power of blues music. The soul and passion is what drives her to create songs with messages about her issues and struggles in life. Her song ‘Sugar’ which is a crowd favourite, is all about the daily struggle of being a Type 1 Diabetic.
Known for playing with 5 string guitars, cigar boxes, foot percussion, slide techniques and chillingly soulful vocals, Steph creates blues music with a modern twist at an exciting new level in her performances.
Steph has been performing since she was 8 years of age and gained an interest in blues music at 16 from listening to early White Stripes with their covers of Son House’s ‘Death Letter Blues’. Whilst studying the blues throughout her last year of VCE, Steph discovered many blues artists, but three that stood out tremendously was Shaun Kirk, Ash Grunwald and Claude Hay with their multi-instrument talent.
“I saw a video of Shaun Kirk one day and that was when I suddenly had this epiphany of what I really wanted to do with my music. It was raw and striking, I had to do that.”
After finishing a Diploma of Sound Production, Steph proceeds to create, produce and mix all her own demos through her bedroom studio.
Only beginning her solo career in late 2015, Steph has managed to play at established venues in Melbourne’s popular music scene to all the way down the Mornington Peninsula.
Venues such as The Vineyard, Prince Bandroom, The Village Green, Soundbar, Gracefield Kitchen & C