Stephen Hussey & USO


String arrangement and composition for live, recorded or corporate implementation.
String section and full band performance for recorded or corporate implementation.
Composition and conducting
Session musician (horns, percussion, drum programming)
Creative consultancy (culture, events)
Workshop and Music history facilitation and delivery

Born in London to Zimbabwean and English parents, Stephen studied the violin and piano at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and composition for film with Amit Sen.
He began his career with the Reggae Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) leading the RPO string section in concert tours, recording sessions, and arranging and co-arranging the strings for influential artists in the pop.  world such as Soul II Soul, Gabrielle, Maxi Priest, Wet Wet Wet, East 17 and China Black, as well as three albums for the RPO.
Following this Stephen established the Urban Soul Orchestra that continues to provide music & musicians of the highest level for sessions, live events, concerts and tours.

Stephen has developed into a dynamic and exciting string arranger in his own right, collaborating on several top ten hit records for artists such as Annie Lennox, Take That, The Spice Girls, Leona Lewis, The Script, D-influence, Jamelia, and Cliff Richard. He has also collaborated with Take That, The Spice Girls, Leona Lewis, and on a number of cultural and music projects with Nitin Sawney.

As a violinist, Stephen’s orchestral experience includes Britten Sinfonia, Pro Arte Orchestra, Sinfonia of London, London Orchestra da Camera, and he has worked with most of London’s busiest studio orchestras recording film scores with composers such as Alan Silvestri, Joby Talbot, Michael Kamen, Barrington Pheloung, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Alexandre Desplat, Murray Gold and many more.
He has also worked in many West End shows and on cast albums including ‘My Fair Lady’, ‘Guys and Dolls’, ‘The Sound of Music’, ‘Evita’ ‘Carousel’ and ‘Woman in White’. He has also written for BBC in their flagship documentaries, ‘The Human Planet’ (2012) and Monsoon (2014), as well as for Sony Playstation games ‘Heavenly Sword’ & ‘Enslaved’, Cirque du Soleil’s album and show ‘Varekai’ and critically acclaimed show ‘Te Houhi – The People & The Land are One’ by the Atamira Dance Company (New Zealand).

Stephen gained experienced conducting his own and other composers orchestrations in concerts and recording sessions with many of the UK’s top session orchestras such as the English Chamber Orchestra, London Session Orchestra, Urban Soul Orchestra, London Voices, English Session Orchestra, London Musicians Orchestra, Millennia Strings, Il Divo, and London Pro Arte Orchestra.

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Solo Violin Video:
PIYN Taupo:


Composition & Co-composition/Arrangement:
BMW launch Munich 2015:

Luminous – The Light Surgeons


Nitin Sawhney & Anoushka Shankar at the BBC Electric Proms with Urban Soul Orchestra:

Other Conducting Highlights:

USO Live Performance:

Behind The Scenes:

Latest Video:
Ella Eyre BBC Live Lounge:

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