Official Biography (courtesy of Steve Wallace)
Smack! The doctor's hand slapped the slippery, brown bottom, and a soulful wail burst forth from deep within the newly born Steven Wallace. He hasn't stopped making music since.
Skilled in singing and writing everything from classical to hip-hop, Steve has sung the lead in seven operas, toured worldwide, and composed a 3-act opera, a piano sonata, and 10 classical art songs. He has worked with written and/or produced music for Ledisi, Ghostface Killah, De La Soul, BET's Harlem Heights, NBC's Phenomenon, MTV's Hood Fab and DFX, Angela Johnson, Chester Gregory, Kev Brown, Maya Azucena, Darien, Dj Spinna and Substantial as well as countless other up and coming artists. He has also shared the stage with Common, Talib Kweli, Robin Thicke, Leon Ware, Avant and worked as MD for The Indie Soul Mixer 2009, and with Amanda Diva, Abby Dobson, Tye Phoenix, and Mahasin as well as countless others in "Revisiting Miseducation" a Lauryn Hill tribute.
Steve has recieved numerous accolades from his peers and musical legends. He is spoken of very highly by Award winning songwriter Gordon Chambers and Indie Soul Pioneer Eric Roberson, and even Mr. Ramsey Lewis himself said "Steve Wallace... you're a bad man!" Jazz Pianist Onaje Allen Gumbs has given him rave reviews along with critical acclaim from Rolling Out Magazine and Dusty Groove America.com. Influenced by an eclectic collection of artists including The Roots, A Tribe Called Quest, DJ Premier, Puccini and Beethoven, Steve Wallace continues to be a beacon of inspiration for those lucky enough to know and work with him. He is a dynamic vocal coach, energetic band leader, brilliant composer, and dazzling producer. As a performer, Steve exudes a spirited radiance that complements the seasoned intelligence of his work perfectly. The social relevance of his music naturally leads to comparisons with Stevie Wonder and the legendary Donnie Hathaway. With his intoxicating exuberance and positive outlook on life, Steve Wallace is poised to take up the mantle.