Stevie Appleton is a British singer, songwriter and record producer. At the age of fifteen, he began playing piano in a Soho restaurant performing his own material and covers from the likes of Elton John and Billy Joel. He was signed to RCA in mid-2007, after which he went travelling across Europe with friends before finishing his debut album. In 2007 Stevie signed his management to John Black at Black Gold Management. Since then Appleton has furthered his travels with publicity shoots in Miami and Los Angeles, and a trip to Cape Town where the video for "Dirty Funk" was filmed with director Robert Hales. During 2009 he performed alongside John Legend, The Saturdays and The Pussycat Dolls, along with headlining his own gigs up throughout the UK. Appleton was the face of a Smart campaign during 2009/2010. He appeared in a TV commercial performing his single "Dirty Funk". The advertisement was shown in Germany, The Netherlands, Italy and Japan. He is sponsored by Puma AG, X-Mini and Freshman Guitars. The opening to Appleton's "Dirty Funk" was also used by the British telephone provider BT in their 2010 'Summer Deals' advertising campaign.