“The band and I love working with Steven Schram. And he loves the whole band playing together, hunting down the song. He works fast and gets a great sound but is not fussy about it. For him the most important thing is the spirit of the performance. He loves spill and surprises and has a very good ear for the right take.” Paul Kelly, 2017.
From indie pop and post punk to soul revival there is a trademark authenticity that underpins Steven Schram’s mixing and production style.
Avoiding sterile, overly refined production techniques in favour of capturing an artist’s true essence, Steven has been behind an impressive list of releases including Paul Kelly’s first number one album Life is Fine, for which he won the 2017 ARIA Award for Engineer of the Year. He has also been at the production helm of other Paul Kelly albums in recent years, most notably 2018’s Nature which also debuted at Number 1 on the ARIA charts, as well as The Merri Soul Sessions and Seven Sonnets and a Song.
Steven has been a major contributor to the creative output of indie band San Cisco, having Produced and co-written all of their albums to date, all of which placed in the ARIA top 20, with 8 Triplej Hottest 100 entries and Gracetown reaching number 2 in the charts.
Steven’s mixing prowess sees him in high demand, seeing him team up with Mojo Juju, Darren Middleton, I Know Leopard, Kate Miller-Heidke, Mildlife, Sayah, Hey Geronimo, Calling All Cars, Halcyon Drive, Tigertown, Tiny Little Houses, Little Red, The Cat Empire and Tinpan Orange.
Having recently settled in the Byron Bay region after falling for the idyllic Rockinghorse Studios, Steven still regularly travels across the country to work with an eclectic array of established and emerging artists.