Ex-hairdresser turned clairvoyant medium Steve Holbrook will wow audiences once again with messages from beyond the grave.
Regarded by many as one of the UK’s top clairvoyant mediums, Steve describes himself as a “telephone exchange” between this world and the spirit world.
Steve’s gift of passing messages on from departed loved ones emerged when he was a young child.
At just nine years old, he was visited by his grandad who told him “tell your mum I’ve gone”.
And he once awoke to find five soldiers marching through his bedroom, but could only see the top half of them floating through the room.
He said: “This was a very unnerving experience, but it was to give me an early glimpse of what was to come, and now it’s as natural as breathing to me.”
But it hasn’t always been plain sailing for Steve when at the age of 16, his connection with the spirit world was unleashed.
“I was constantly getting messages for people,” he said.
“It was like driving a car and not knowing where the brakes are.”
Steve sought solace in a spiritualist church, where he met like-minded people and found the “on and off button” to his unique natural ability.
But it was his work in a busy hairdressing salon in Leeds City Centre where he began to realise how his gift could help others.
When people went in for a hair cut, they often got more than they bargained for when he passed on a message from their loved ones.
With a six-week waiting list, Steve soon became the busiest hair stylist.
He said: “I often wonder if they kept coming back for my ability as a hair stylist, or the possibility that they might receive a message from a relative who had passed away.”
Now, he delivers words of re-assurance to those who have lost their loved ones.
“I realised my message was to go out and spread the word as a medium,” Steve said.
“I left school with no qualifications, but I left with a degree in sensitivity.
“I think we don’t always get the chance to say goodbye or the chance of closure. People come away with a sense of hope.
“It can get very emotional and people are often in tears.”
By communicating with the spirit world, Steve hopes to help people understand that life continues - just in a different dimension.
And audiences are left stunned as he communicates those personal details - one woman passed on the message “don’t forget the brown Prada handbag on Friday” to her daughter through Steve.
The lady replied “I’m putting it in my mum’s coffin on Friday, she only died five days ago.”
Steve believes those small, special details that he has the ability to pass on give people the hope that their loved ones are still with them.
In response to those with a more sceptical mind, Steve said: “I think everybody needs to see it at least once and anybody who is interested should try and have an open mind.”
As well as his work as a medium, Steve has also released three books - ‘Light in the Darkness’, ‘Out of this World’ and ‘Survival’, which he says offer a true insight into the day-to-day life of a working medium.
He also supports a number of charitable causes, including his local hospice in Wakefield, Macmillan Cancer Support and most recently he has raised nearly £21,000 for PACT, a charity which helps terminally ill children and their parents across the country.
Don’t miss your chance to experience Steve’s unique gift in what promises to be an emotional rollercoaster of an evening.
He will next appear in Halifax at the Imperial Crown Hotel on Thursday, December 4.
Pre-booked tickets cost £17 and can be bought by ringing 0113 238 8201, or can be purchased on the door for £18.
Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start.