Then came Steve’s first significant break: joining the band then known as One, which became the backup band for A&M recording artists Sisters Love. One was famous for its clothing-optional strategy, as you can see.
In the summer of 1970, One found themselves in the main sound stage at A&M Records, rehearsing for their upcoming Las Vegas tour with the Sisters. It was a great, high energy show that filled “Nero’s Nook” in Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada. Stories can be told.
The road was calling. Driving a refurbished Chevy Camping Van (his “Magic Bus”), Steve wound up in New York City, where he joined a working rock band, Frankie and the Boys, a favorite bar club band working in Manhattan and Long Island.
It wasn’t much later that the Dream of Rock Stardom was tempered by the real world. Wanting to start a family and finish his education, Steve put his music dreams on hold. But in a smooth segue, Steve grew his career as an entertainment attorney, a move that would serve him well in future musical endeavors.
Inexorably, the music bug awoke again. Steve converted his garage into a rehearsal/ recording studio, inviting local musicians for weekly jam sessions. This evolved into the band Teardrop Garage.
The popularity of the band grew through numerous performances for fundraising events and local gigs. They found themselves playing the famed Canyon Club in Agoura Hills, CA. The band opened for Big Bad Voodoo Daddy at the Thousand Oaks, Civic Arts Plaza. Gigs included the City of Moorpark’s Fireworks Extravaganza, a great gig on a great stage.
By early 2020, Teardrop Garage had recorded abundant original material, but the band’s continuation was halted by the Covid-19 virus. Steve would not, however, let the virus end his musical love affair. Then he got the call. As Steve summarizes: “I was called by Chris Clifford of The Silver to audition. The fit is excellent and I am just ecstatic to be able to play with such an accomplished group of players/vocalists/songwriters. “