Stephen Anthony James Duffy (born 30 May 1960 in Alum Rock, Birmingham) is an English singer/songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. He was a founding member and vocalist/bassist of Duran Duran.
Duran Duran and other early work
While attending the School of Foundation Studies & Experimental Workshop at Birmingham Polytechnic (now Birmingham City University) Duffy met John Taylor. Together they formed the group Duran Duran, along with Taylor's childhood friend, Nick Rhodes. While Taylor was the guitarist (later switching to bass) and Rhodes played the synthesizer, Duffy was the band's vocalist/lyricist and bassist. He left both the school and the band in 1979, before Duran Duran signed with EMI in 1980.
He went on to form Obviously Five Believers, sometimes known as The Hawks, and he made his first four-track recordings. Their only single, "Words of Hope," was released in 1981.
 Tin Tin
In 1982, he created the band Tin Tin, with John Mulligan and Dik Davis (both formerly of Fashion), Andy "Stoker" Growcott (of Dexys Midnight Runners) and Bob Lamb (original producer of Birmingham band UB40). The band was signed with WEA Records in the UK, and released the song, "Kiss Me," which went to no. 155 on the UK chart. By 1983, Tin Tin had signed with Sire Records in the US, and "Kiss Me" hit the dance charts there as well. Another single, "Hold It," was also released in 1983, reaching number 55 in the UK