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Steve started playing bass more than 3 decades ago and is a member of Honk, Wail & Moan, Big Gritty, Thunder Mustard, Yumbambe, Zancudo. He is a freelance and has been a member of dozens of groups over the last 3 decades. Writes pop songs, jazz, surf, blues, music for soundtracks and modern dance.

Has performed:
Art Rock, Blues, Bossa Nova, Classic and Hard Rock, Country, Jazz, Reggae, Salsa, Improvised game music, Polka and Pop to southern slavic music. Post Modern chamber music and Opera Theater.

Musicians performed with:
  • Tito Puente, Jr.
  • Eddie Clearwater
  • Johnny Vidacovich
  • George Bedard
  • Benny Goodman Orchestra featuring Henry Cuesta
  • Louis Bellson with the Rick Brunetto Big Band
  • Cheryl Banks-Smith - former Sun Ra Arkestra member
  • Jerome Dillon - pre N.I.N.
  • Beetkeepers - opened for 10000 Maniacs, Marshall Crenshaw, Scrawl
  • RAYZER - opened for White Zombie
  • Sean Carney Band - winners 2007 International Blues Challenge, opened for Junior Watson, Keb Mo, Kenny Neal
  • Syrup - opened for Marc Ribot, Sonny Sharrock, Charles Gayle
  • Deuce and a Quarter
  • Wheel Hoss - opened for American Music Club
  • Big Gritty, Honk Wail & Moan, Porterhouse surf band, Schtick, Thunder Mustard, Wooden Soul, Avant Collective, Tommy Smith Quartet, Bradley Mellen Quartet, Carl Sonny Leyland, Cathy Wicks, C. Barton Love Machine, Crazy Joe Tritschler, Dan Rowan, Deuce and a Quarter, Dwight Lennox, Elisa Nicholas, Al Smyth's FBnCC, Guy Lombardo Band, Heffy, Jazz To Go Big Band, Julie Ann Blue, Leah-Carla Gordone, Liz Pennock and Dr Blues, Lucey's Maze, Mark Braun, New Basics Brass Band, New Remnants Big Band, Nova Madrugada, Phillip Fox Band, QED Jazz, Richard Lopez, Ricky Nye, Sabor Latino, Shakewells, The Delroys, The Knittles, The Midnighters, Todd Hepburn, Uncle Owen, Yumbambe, Zancudo, Zivili, and a few hundred others.

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