First of May is Steph Bitter’s debut EP.
First of May was recorded and mixed by Steph’s teacher and mentor Serhiy Strazhnik in his home studio in 2015 and released 12 months later at jam-packed EP launch in Bendigo. The EP has opened many doors for her in the local and wider music scene.
The release of her debut EP at the age of just 16, caught the attention of many local musicians and music-lovers, including young Blues sensation Bill Barber, and Colin Thompson, founder of the Bendigo Blues & Roots Music Festival. In 2015 the festival awarded Steph with a Maton guitar, donated to the festival by Coopers, to encourage her musical endeavours.