|Nickname||Stevie Eagle E|
Mini Bio (1)
With over 35 years' experience in the music and entertainment industry, it's fair to say that Stevie Eagle E has experienced, first hand great diversity in the entertainment industry as a whole. Born with the given name: Stephen Ellis. Stevie Eagle E started performing at the age of 6. He was born in London but raised in several countries, including New York (First North Babylon Long Island and then Brownsville Brooklyn) due to his parent's separation and his mother's ill health. Stevie Eagle E's parents were both from Jamaica. With his 2 brothers and 2 sisters they formed a Jackson 5 type act and performed for friends, family, and anyone else who would listen.
Stevie Eagle E (Stephen Ellis) now focuses his vast knowledge, experience and talents on finding and developing Artists, projects, films and projects for Shlepp Entertainment and for others.
In his early teens Stevie Eagle E was an established musician. As a percussionist, he was well known on the British reggae scene. By the age of 15, his remarkable musical ability earned him a scholarship into the London's School Symphonic and Concert Orchestras. Stevie Eagle E was one of the few people of color to play in those orchestras at that time. Later on in life he received his Masters degree with honors from the prestigious Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design, a constituent college of the University of Arts, London, which has an outstanding international reputation as well as being considered one of the world's leading arts and design institutions. He impressed so much at Central St Martins he was invited to teach his new ideas in Sound Design at Masters level.
Along with his cousin Jazz saxophonist Courtney Pine Stevie Eagle E played with the Courtney pine Jazz Quartet for a while and also was part of reggae philharmonic movement. It was at this time that Stevie Eagle E began to fine tune his own writing and production skills.
Fast forward again several years and Stevie Eagle E has now become known with a new form of music called rap. From the age of 10 when he cut his first record Stevie Eagle E has been a part of the R&B, Reggae and Rap Scene. Working with artists such as Courtney Pine, Frankie Paul, Freddie McGregor, Smiley Culture, Peter Andre, Mark Morrison, Jocelyn Brown, Kym Mazelle, The Flirtations, Ready 4 the world, Jazzy B, Imagination, Sam Fox, Mica Paris, Mystque, Judy Mowatt from the Wailers, Ziggy Marley, Dennis Brown, Gregory Isaacs, in fact the list goes on and on. Stevie Eagle E boasts that there is only 2 degrees of separation from him and any artist, producer on the planet who has done anything. Working with top producers like Stock, Aikman and Waterman, David Hawk Wolinski, Jazzy B, Trevor Horne and many others has also helped mold Stevie Eagle E into the unique animal he has become today.
He was the founding member of the biggest urban pirate radio station in the UK Time radio from which stations such as Kiss FM and Choice FM were eventually formed.
As part of the production team EEDB Eagle E and Doc B Stevie Eagle and his partner Doc B played a great part in the British re-emergent R&B scene as one of the Garage Pioneers. So it comes as no surprise that Stevie Eagle E would be behind Chinese most promising international prospect ever - Ayi Jihu. It was when Stevie Eagle E and Doc B had success with Hong Kong born singer Leslie Loh, with a track called satisfied, which went to the top of the Music Week charts worldwide that Stevie realized that there was a future in developing a Chinese crossover artist. Satisfied made Leslie Loh the first Chinese artist ever to reach the top of any Western Chart.
He set about developing Ayi Jihu into China's first independent crossover artist. The so called 'Chinese Madonna'. This has put Stevie Eagle E and Shlepp Entertainment in a unique position. He has been able to achieve things no one else has done before. He has forged relationships with government and business and companies at the highest level in Asia. His respect and growing understanding for China and its people and culture and time he spent there building bridges and also breaking down doors paid off in the end. He shot the first reality TV show in Macau (China) Asianstar24. He has done all of this and remained his own man, independent as well as keeping his artist Ayi Jihu independent from mainstream forces worldwide thus far.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Stephen F Ellis