Biography

Geoff Stephens - Songwriter

Geoff Stephens - Songwriter click to enlarge

Geoff’s career began during his amateur theatrical days when he wrote songs and sketches for musical revues presented by his own company, The Four Arts Society. He worked as a schoolteacher, air traffic controller and silk screen printer, before eventually becoming one of Britain’s most successful songwriters. He has also written for the musical theatre – in 1983, Dear Anyone – (Jane Lapotaire, Stubby Kaye, book by Jack Rosenthal, lyrics Don Black) – Birmingham Rep and Cambridge Theatre London. The following year, also at The Cambridge – The Magic Castle, music Les Reed, lyrics Geoff Stephens. 2005 saw him collaborate with Peter Callander (lyrics), David Cosgrove (book) on the musical Bonnie And Clyde. He is currently working on a completely new version of Dear Anyone entitled Everything's Terrific – Help! with Don Black.

Some of his hit songs include

Winchester Cathedral, The Crying Game, There’s A Kind Of Hush, Tell Me When, Like Sister And Brother, A Cold, Cold Christmas, Doctor’s Orders, Silver Lady, You Won’t Find Another Fool Like Me, Sorry Suzanne, Knock, Knock Who’s There?, Daughter Of Darkness, The Lights Of Cincinatti, My Sentimental Friend, Semi-Detached Suburban Mr James, I’ll Put You Together Again,  Daddy Don’t You Walk So Fast, and Goodbye Sam, Hello Samantha. 

Geoff is a Grammy Award winner (Winchester Cathedral) and 4 Ivor Novello Award winner, including the Jimmy Kennedy Award for lifetime achievement and the Basca Gold Badge Award for services to the music industry.