Steve Osman

Artist of the Month | March 2020


I’ve been using the K&K PowerMix Pure Classic XT system for years now and its unbeatable. Before I discovered K&K I had tried all the big name brands. I found myself unsoldering and throwing out quite expensive pickups just before gigs! It was very frustrating.

And then I came across K&K and finally I could just play my guitar and get on with my job instead of constantly troubleshooting piezo pickups. They have a very natural sound. I use zero eq, I don’t need to compensate for problems because there are none!

My guitar has its own resonant frequencies but the K&K pickups don’t exaggerate it, they just tell it like it is, and that’s great, its very musical. The blend of the FanTaStick Undersaddle Pickup and the Pure Pickup is perfect for me and the way I play. I can be loud without feedback issues.

A lot of systems need an additional box with a bunch of complex filters and phase switches to compensate for problems. The K&K just works. it does what it says on the tin. I love the way I can switch/blend from the softer body sound to the undersaddle bite when needed. Most of the time I use pretty much 50/50 mix of the two but the choice to back off the saddle when needed is very musical for me.

Steve Osman has been performing for 40 years and as a soloist for 23 years. He has shared the stage with guitar giant Albert Lee, supported pop superstar Midge Ure, Paul Young, Kiki Dee, Al Stewart and many others. His compositions and recordings have been featured on prime time BBC tv and also used by the Musician’s Institute in Hollywood California.

Out of hundreds Steve was selected to appear in the first episode and series of Sky TV’s guitar star, judged by artists such as George Benson and Tony Iommi and featured Rodrigo y Gabriela.

Steve has developed himself as a solo instrumentalist, performing beautiful solo guitar and augmenting his unique playing style and musicality with the use of live loops created spontaneously and bespoke for the moment.
Supercharged with energy and able to communicate what he feels through his guitar, he creates a sonic performance that can leave people stunned.

“very Rarely will you hear the guitar played with such enthusiasm and ease” JAZZ CAFE

“A wordly mix of fluent guitar” JAZZWISE MAGAZINE

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