Before joining Marillion, Steve was keyboard player and (occasional) vocalist for the Europeans from 1981 to 1984, releasing the albums Vocabulary, Europeans Live, and Recurring Dreams.
After brief success in Europe and the US with the Europeans, Steve left the band with guitarist Colin Woore to record under the name How We Live, releasing one album Dry Land (the title track of which was subsequently covered by Marillion on Holidays in Eden) in 1987.
In 1997 Steve recorded his first solo album outside Marillion. Ice Cream Genius was released under the band name "h" in Europe, and later in the US simply as "Steve Hogarth."
After touring with the all-star "h Band" from 2000-2003 and releasing a double live album Live Spirit Live Body; the latest incarnation of h Band had writing sessions in early 2005, but no definite plans on a second album have yet surfaced.