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Landing a coveted position engineering at Triple J after simply phoning the ABC and asking if one of the sound engineers there could show him how to burn a CD, Steven found himself under the wing of Chris Thompson recording everyone from Radiohead to Major Lazer,

 

“Suddenly bands assumed because I worked for Triple J, I knew how to make records and asked me to participate.  It hasn’t stopped for 20 years.”

 

From shimmering indie pop and post punk to soul revival there is a trademark authenticity that underpins Steven Schram’s mixing and production style.

 

“If I don’t get fired at least once a year, then I’m not trying hard enough. I’d rather swing big and miss than land in the middle of the road.” 

 

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 on 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 production, mixing & co-writing prowess sees him in high demand, teaming up with Mo’Ju, Jaguar Jonze, Public Enemy, Darren Middleton, I Know Leopard, Kate Miller-Heidke, Mildlife, Sayah, Hey Geronimo, Calling All Cars, Halcyon Drive, 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. 

 

"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.

 

 
 

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DETAILED DISCOG

P=Production E=Engineer M=Mix +=Co/Additional

JAGUAR JONZE

- Rising Sun (Co-Write,+P)

- Rabbit Hole (+P)

MILDLIFE

- Automatic LP (M)

  No.8 ARIA ALBUM CHART

- Rare Air (M)

- How Long Does It Take? (M) 

- Phase LP (M)

PAUL KELLY 

- Nature LP (P,E,M)
  No.1 ARIA ALBUM CHART
- Life Is Fine LP (P,E,M)
  No.1 ARIA ALBUM CHART
  7 ARIA NOMINATIONS

  4 ARIA WINS
  WINNER ARIA ENGINEER OF THE YEAR 

  CERTIFIED GOLD
– Merri Soul Sessions LP (P,E,M)
  NO.17 ARIA ALBUM CHART
  3 ARIA AWARD NOMINATIONS

- Seven Sonnets & A Song (P,E,M)
  No.9 ARIA ALBUM CHART
SAN CISCO

- Between You and Me LP (P,E,M Co-Write)

  No.3 ARIA ALBUM CHART

- Flaws EP (P,E,M Co-Write)
- The Water LP (P,E,M,Co-Write)
  No.17 ARIA ALBUM CHART
- Gracetown LP (P,E,M,Co-Write)
  No.2 ARIA ALBUM CHART
  WINNER: ISC ROCK CATEGORY
  No.33 TRIPLE J HOTTEST 100

- San Cisco LP (P,E,M,Co-Write)
  No.17 ARIA ALBUM CHART
  No.48 TRIPLE J HOTTEST 100
  No.53 TRIPLE J HOTTEST 100

- Awkward EP (P,E,M,Co-Write)
  CERTIFIED PLATINUM STATUS
  No.1 SINGLE AIR CHARTS
  No.7 TRIPLE J HOTTEST 100
  3 ARIA AWARD NOMINATIONS
  9 WAMI AWARDS WINS

- Golden Revolver EP (P,E,M)
TINY LITTLE HOUSES

- Idiot Proverbs LP (P,E,M)

  No.49 ARIA ALBUM CHART 
- You Tore Out My Heart EP (P,E,M)
- Snow Globe EP (P,E,M)

MOJO JUJU - Native Tongue (P,E selected, M all)

  2 ARIA AWARD NOMINATIONS

HARRY JAMES ANGUS

-Singles (P,E,M)

-Struggle With Glory LP (P,E,M)
I KNOW LEOPARD - Singles - Rather Be Lonely & Let Go (P,E,M)

DARREN MIDDLETON - Tides LP (M)
WHARVES - Singles (P,E,M,Co-Write)

BAD PONY - Singles (P,E,M)

TIM WHEATLEY - Singles (P,E,M)
CREASES - Point (P,E,M)
DRAPHT - Dancin’ John Doe (Mix)
HALCYON DRIVE - Cruel Kids EP (P,E,M)
KASEY CHAMBERS - Dragonfly LP (E,M)
  NO.1 ARIA ALBUM CHART
  1 ARIA NOMINATION

VOLTAIRE TWINS - Milky Waves LP (Mix)
CALLING ALL CARS  - Raise The People LP (P,E,M)
SPLIT SECONDS - EP (P,E,M)
KATHRYN ROLLINS - Slow Traction EP (P,E,M)
GENA ROSE BRUCE - Mad Love EP (P,E,M) 
TIGERTOWN - Wandering Eyes EP (+P,M)
THOM LION - EP (P,E,M)
LOON LAKE - Gloamer LP (P,E,M)
HEY GERONIMO

- Crashing Into The Sun LP (P,E,M)

- Erring On The Side Of Awesome EP (Mix)
NEW GODS - EP (P,E)
MONEY FOR ROPE - LP (E,M)
TIGER AND ME - The Drifters Dawn LP (P,E,M)
EAGLE AND THE WORM 
- Doc Strangelove EP (E,M)
- Good Times LP (P,E,M)
Automatic (P,M)
CLAIRY BROWN & THE BANGIN’ RACKETTES- Baby Caught The Bus (P,E,M)
  WINNER:ISC AAA CATEGORY
  US BILLBOARD No. 4 HEATSEEKER CHART
  US BILLBOARD TOP 200 ALBUMS
  US BILLBOARD TOP 100 ALTERNATIVE
  US BILLBOARD TOP 50 INDIE
  AUSTRALIAN MUSIC PRIZE SHORTLIST

TIN PAN ORANGE - Over The Sun Album (P,E,M)
MAX CRUMBS - Maidenhair (M)
  AUSTRALIAN MUSIC PRIZE SHORTLIST
BOX ROCKETS - No Control EP (P,E,M)
KING CANNONS - Brightest Light LP (E,M)
VASCO ERA - Vasco Era LP (P,E,M)
TONE DEAF READERS ALBUM OF THE YEAR
BONJAH - Go Go Chaos LP (P,E,M)
CUSTOM KINGS 
- The Great Escape LP (P,E,M)
- At Sea LP (P,E,M)
- Carried Away EP (P,E)
- Peace EP (P,E,M)
- Merchant Songs EP (P,E,M)
LEAH FLANAGAN 
- Nirvana Nights (P,E,M)
- Leah Flanagan Band LP (P,E)
THE CAT EMPIRE - Cinema LP (P,E,M)
NUMBER 3 ARIA ALBUM CHART
ARIA AWARD NOMINATION

ENNIS TOLA - Seed LP (M)
BACHELOR OF ARTS - Wither With Her EP (M)
THE BOX ROCKETS - Throwing Stones EP (P,E,M)
THE ALCHORETTES - Rattle My Bones EP (M)
RYAN MEEKING AND THE FEW - Night Owls EP (P,E,M)
THE GOOD CHINA - Old Maps, New Roads EP (P,E,M)
LITTLE BIRDY - Confetti LP (+P,E,M)
  ARIA TOP 10 ALBUM
  ARIA CERTIFIED GOLD ALBUM
  2 ARIA AWARD NOMINATIONS
  ENGINEER OF THE YEAR &
  ADULT CONTEMPORARY ALBUM

JOE NEPTUNE - No Time To Grow Up LP (P,E,M)
LEENA - Mean Old Clock EP (M)
LITTLE RED - 
- Listen To Little Red LP (P,E,M)

  29 ARIA ALBUM CHART
  47 Triple J Hottest 100 2008
- Get Ready! EP (P,E,M)
YOUR ANIMAL - Peacock Dove Eagle LP (M)
MARTIN MARTINI AND THE BONE PALACE ORCHESTRA - We’re All Just Monkeys LP (P,E,M)
PUBLIC ENEMY - Fight The Power: Greatest Hits Live LP and DVD (E,M,5.1M)
GOONS OF DOOM - I Hate My Hair And I Want To Die LP (E,M)
THERE SHE GOES AGAIN - Follow The Raven EP (E,M)
THE HONDAS - Classic Hondas LP (P,E,M)
THE GREASERS - Night To Night LP (E,M)
GROUND COMPONENTS - An Eye For A Brow, A Tooth For A Pick LP (E,M)
ART OF FIGHTING 
- Runaways LP (E)
  2007 ARIA AWARD NOMINEE
- Ten Empty Soundtrack (E,M)
TROST - Trust Me LP (E,M)
ROWLAND S HOWARD V’s THE DEVASTATIONS - Autoluminescent 7″ (E,M)
CHRISTINA AGUILERA - Back To Basics: Live And Down Under DVD (E)
THE SNEAKER TRIO - Big Smoke EP (E,M)
DURBEYFIELD - Across The Hollow EP (M)
OFFCUTTS 
- singles society EP (E,M)
- What Happened Don’t Lie LP (E)
THE DEVASTATIONS 
- self titled LP (E,M)
- Coal LP (E)
THE SINKING CITIZENSHIP 
- Shake EP (M)
- Broadcasting Germs LP (E)
HUGO RACE AND THE TRUE SPIRIT - Gold Street Sessions LP(M)
TISM - White Albun DVD (E, 5.1 Surround Sound Mix)
ONEIRONAUT - Pure Through Evolution LP (P,E,M)