Ex-hairdresser Steve Holbrook, regarded by many as one of the UK’s top Clairvoyant Mediums, is visiting Cisswood House Hotel, Lower Beeding, on Tuesday, February 10 (7.30pm).
He explains how he hears the voices of our loved ones that have passed away.
Steve’s ability started from behind the salon chair, and he now visits theatres and hotels around the country, and as far as the Caribbean, demonstrating his unique skill of acting as a telephone exchange between this world and the spirit world.
Steve says he was aware from childhood that life existed beyond the grave, when he awoke to find five soldiers marching through his bedroom, but could only see the top half of them floating.
“This was very unnerving experience,” he says. “But it was to give me an early glimpse of what was to come, and now it’s as natural as breathing to me.”
Steve started work in Leeds city centre in a busy hairdressing salon, and feels that the years he spent behind the chair, having that personal contact with customers, stimulated this rare ability to hear the voices of spirits. People used to come in and often got more than they bargained for when he passed on a message from their loved one.
Steve was always the busiest stylist, and had a six-week waiting list if people didn’t re-book immediately.
He says: “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!”
He now gives messages of re-assurance to people who have lost loved ones, and by communicating with them, helps them understand that life continues, just simply in a different dimension. One lady’s mum came through to her in one of Steve’s messages, and said to the daughter “don’t forget the brown Prada handbag on Friday”.
The lady replied “I’m putting it in my mum’s coffin on Friday, she only died five days ago”. Who would know this information?
One of Steve’s best friends is Jane MacDonald, singer and co-presenter on ITV’s Loose Women. Steve met Jane in a spiritualist church many years ago, and predicted she would be on BBC TV as part of a cruise entertainment documentary. She didn’t believe it, but the year after it came true, and she was the star of The Cruise, the first docu-soap, and she had the biggest selling debut album of all time. She has dedicated her autobiography to Steve, calling him her inspiration and guru, and can’t thank him enough for being there when she needs guidance.
Steve has three books out, Light in the Darkness, Out of this World, and Survival.
Steve has raised tens of thousands of pounds for charities over the years – £50,000 for his local hospice in Wakefield, £5,000 for MacMillan Support, and most recently the current total for PACT, a charity that helps terminally ill children and their parents across the country, is almost £21,000.
Tickets cost £16 in advance or £17 on the door. Call 01243 534148. Cisswood House Hotel is located in Sandygate Lane, Lower Beeding, Horsham.