Co-opting his stage name from the Velvet Underground classic “Venus in Furs” the songwriter, producer, multi-instrumentalist, recording artist, soundtrack composer, and bassist born Steven John Bailey co-founded the iconic goth – post punk rockers Siouxsie and the Banshees.
A mostly no-frills roots player who uses “upstrokes” with a plectrum on a Fender or MusicMan Stingray bass, Severin employs a myriad of ethereal effects ranging from flange, chorus, delay and countless variations thereof to create a signature tonal character.
In addition to his Banshees canon, Steven waxed several sides under his own name and has collaborated with numerous artists and ensembles, most notably Marc Almond, Lydia Lunch, and The Glove with Robert Smith, to cite a select few.
Steve Severin Sound & Vision…
Siouxsie and the Banshees:
“Cities In Dust” https://youtu.be/wsOHvP1XnRg
“The Staircase” https://youtu.be/K9c1Um74jFY
“Painted Bird” https://youtu.be/y5jmB4xgNWw