From the Beginning
"STEVE ONE & THE SHADES"
"ST. CHRISTOPHER'S SIN"/ "MR. MAJSTYK"
ON THE SILVER SCREEN/ TELEVISION
"DINO" and RAT PACK TRIBUTES
At a party in late 2007, Steve was informally singing a couple of Dean Martin songs for friends. At that same party was Shane Kelly, a local Frank Sinatra tribute artist that was putting together a Rat Pack show, and he was so impressed with Steve's "Dino" that he immediately booked him for a series of casino shows. When David Wolf, a top Jerry Lewis Tribute artist, saw Steve as Dino, he booked him in series of "A Tribute to Martin & Lewis" shows and a mid west tour.. When Michael B. Levin was looking for a fill-in for his show "The Rat Pack Encore", he booked Steve. That lead to a couple of other national Rat Pack shows and tours.. After being introduced to Skip E. Lowe, Steve not only did three of Skippy's syndicated TV shows, but he became one of the top draws and regular members of the Monday night showcase in Beverly Hills, where he met keyboardist David Moscoe. With David Moscoe on board as musical director he started a series of his own local shows.
"THE RETRO-ROCKERS" and more
With Dave Moscoe as MD and keyboardist, he started assembling a band made up of the finest musicians in Southern California. This band would cover everything "FROM RAT PACK TO ROCK &"ROLL".Wanting only the best, Steve realized that these cats would be in high demand from still-touring big name acts, so Steve and Dave built up a pool of alternate pro musicians from which to draw for various shows. This lead to the creation of "The Retro-Rockin' All-Stars", which would become "The Retro-Rockers". This concept assures that every show has the top talent available. The stellar reputation of the show grew, which ultimately lead to his appearances on the Jimmy Kimmel Live stage and numerous club and casino gigs, as well as private parties and corporate events. Eventually Steve started adding his more show-oriented tributes, Johnny Cash and Neil Diamond in particular, and as these segments of the show grew by popular demand, offers of individual tribute shows started coming in. Steve continues to use the platform of his band's club performances to introduce new features and tributes, such as the ever-growing "Johnny Rivers A Go Go", the elemental "Sons of Sun" (a salute to the Sun Records artists), "the hippy-dippy sixties groove thing" and to perfect, expand and "road test" new material for the existing tribute shows. This keeps the shows unpredictable, fresh, exciting, and keeps the fans coming back for more!