The Independent describes Urban Soul Orchestra as a "contemporary string ensemble with a repertoire of funky arrangements".
Their discography includes artists ranging from classical, jazz, funk, soul, dance and contemporary music.
In 2000, The Times described the 'Urban Soul Orchestra' as a "collective of session musicians which numbers anything from four to 40 players", and is co-directed by Stephen Hussey and Natasha Beckman."
Stephen Hussey was born in London in 1967 and is of "mixed Zimbabwean and English heritage". He studied the violin and piano at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
Hussey began his professional career with the Reggae Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO), arranging and co-arranging the strings for artists such as Soul II Soul, Gabrielle and Maxi Priest. Hussey went on to become a renowned string arranger in his own right, forming Urban Soul Orchestra, and collaborating with