The Steven Gary Backstory
Steven Gary, a native of San Jose, California, has been performing for many years years in settings from coffee houses to stadiums and everything in between. He attended UC Berkeley while beginning his music career and went on to spend 10 years in Hollywood, collecting 6 album credits as a vocalist as well as appearing with such notables as Rock icon Edgar Winter, Jazz great Chick Corea, and Frank Stallone (brother of Sylvester), as well as performances with the Hollywood Chorale.
Steven was offered a position as Music Director on a Caribbean Cruise Ship where he stayed for a number of years, building his repertoire and honing his craft. Returning to San Jose in 2007, Steve resumed performing throughout the Bay Area as both solo and ensemble artist and and has literally thousands of performances in almost 200 different venues from San Francisco to Santa Cruz, from Milpitas to Martinez.
With a repertoire of over 1500 songs he can bring to you the songs everyone knows and loves, from the Charleston days of the 1920s, to the Big band hits of the 30s and 40s, and into Jive, Calypso, folk songs and Standards of the 50s and 60s to the classic rock of the 70s and 80s and into the current top 40 hits. Steven is always expanding his repertoire and often asks for requests from his audience. When they stump him, he often learns the tune for the next time he’s there!
Steven also creates special programs upon request, such as a set of Gold Rush songs of the 49ers and recently a set of Oktoberfest songs. While his audience is always impressed with his vocal talent and wide-ranging repertoire, Steven's engaging personality is what captures them and always leaves the audience appluding, cheering and asking for more!
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Beginning with his first performance at age 4, Steven Gary was clearly meant to make music and entertain. As an accomplished composer of original music along with his amazing talent for taking popular hits as far back as the '20's to now, and interpreting then in a style all his own, Steven Gary is a musical force of nature.