Steve started studying the guitar at age 10 mostly self taught listening to a wide Varity of music. His influences include such players as Eric Clapton, Alvin Lee, Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page, Carlos Santana, Johnny Winter, Stevie Ray Vaughan, BB King, Mike Bloomfield, Garry Moore, Robin Trower, Larry Carlton, John McLaughlin, Larry Coryell, Wes Montgomery, Charley Bird, and Andréa Segovia.
He is presently performing with the Cold Sweat Roc band and the RIT Jazz Ensemble. Some of the bands He has performed with in the past were Little Napoleon, Captain Jack Blues Band, Rawkass, Straight Ahead, and Urbon Blite.
Over the years he has written many songs gaining a strong under standing of song structure and hooks that have appeal to my listeners. About 7 years ago he taught himself piano which gives him a difference perspective when approaching a new piece of material.
Performing, learning, and listening to music are a big part of his life. He is also a collector of new & older guitars and amplifiers some of which are customized. He gets a kick out of walking into a music shop picking up variety of guitars, then playing them through various amps for hours enjoying each of the instruments sound and personality.