Stewart has been involved in music for over 20 years cutting his teeth playing in various bands within the British DIY scene. This gave him a great understanding of producing and releasing his own music alongside extensive touring and merchandising, skills which he later brought to The Warren Youth Project where he set up the Warren Records project and 53 Degrees North Music Conference.
Since 2005 Stewart has worked with young people at The Warren managing a free recording studio and rehearsal space alongside a record label, talent development programme and events team which engages and mentors young people through music and helps them enter the industry. Stewart also plays drums for the band LIFE (BBC 6 Music Playlisted, BBC Radio 1 Album Of The Year), who have been Hull’s greatest export racking up huge praise for their debut album Popular Music as well as touring constantly with bands such as SLAVES, Nadine Shah, and IDLES. LIFE are a shining example of ‘doing-it-yourself’ and continue to hit huge achievements on their own terms embracing the DIY ethos through and through.