Steve Guy Hellier is a writer-producer who is best known for forming the electronic music group Death in Vegas in the mid-90s with co-member Richard Fearless. Signing to Concrete Records in 1994, the band wrote, recorded and toured their commercially successful debut album ‘Dead Elvis’ in 1997. A number of songs from the record were synced in various 90s films including “Dirt” in Human Traffic, “G.B.H.” in Homegrown, “Rocco (Sing For A Drink Mix)” in City of Industry and “Claiming Marilyn” in The Acid House. In 2013, the album was certified silver by BPI for 60,000 units sold in the UK.
From Death in Vegas’ second album ‘The Contino Sessions’ (1999), Steve co-wrote the UK top 10 single “Aisha”, with vocals by Iggy Pop. The song helped the band to gain further recognition and earned them a Mercury Prize nomination for the album in 2000.
Taking you through to the current day, Steve has paired up with Richard Thompson and created a new sound design project called Colorvox. Their album, ‘101’, is out on Bandcamp. Listen now.
Having studied fine art in the late 80s at Goldsmiths university in London, Steve has been involved in numerous musical, artistic and sound design projects throughout his career. Some of his work includes sound installations at Resonant Edge Festival (2017), sound work for Urbanism Festival in Seoul (2017) and a residency and film performance at WORM in Rotterdam (2018). Recent projects also include collaborating with Turner prize-winning contemporary artist Mark Leckey on installations and exhibitions such as O’Magic Power of Bleakness at the Tate Britain.
You can listen to a selection of Steve’s work with Death in Vegas via his Spotify playlist and check out some of his installations via his website here.