Film and stage actor Steve Brock was born in Los Gatos, California. He is the eldest of two sons of Donna Brock (Lecrivain), a teacher, and Les Brock, an electrical and computer engineer. He was involved in musical theater in high school and in college.
Steve has just finished shooting a pilot that he wrote and starred in based on an alternate universe view of his own life called “Even Steve” (2015) and a short film that he wrote with Aga Kadlubowska about family alcoholism called “Making Amends” (2015). Steve has just finished a run of a musical review “Songalogues” at Lifebook Playhouse (2014) and “3060” at Two Roads Theater (2014). He is writing a play called “Facets” detailing struggles in serotonin spectrum disorder. In July 2015, he performed a one man show called Uncovered, where he played original music and some arrangements with an amazing band
He is also a singer/songwriter and has released a CD called “Cry By the Light of the Moon.” (2014) He is training with Allen Levin at Lifebook Acting Academy in the advanced class where he is studying improvisation and scene study (2014-) He also is a graduate of Second City (2014).
My love of music came from my dad. He played trombone in a dance band in college and he heard many of the songs from that era. Of course like any self-respecting kid of the 70′s I enjoyed a lot of the favorites of the day such as Earth, Wind and Fire and and the Gang. I also enjoyed singer/songwriters such as James Taylor, Carole King, Billy Joel, and Elton John. As a kid, though, I got into old radio shows from the 40′s and 50′s. Theater of the Mind stuff. One morning the alarm that was supposed to wake me up to go to school was set to radio. I started listening to Sinatra, Tormé, Goodman, and Bird.
Ever since that moment I was hooked. This experience also opened my musical tastes up to all styles of music. My musical heroes include Carole King, Bette Midler, James Taylor, Billy Joel, Elton John, Frank Sinatra, Mel Tormé, Charlie Parker, Sarah Vaughn, Ella Fitzgerald, Al Jarreau, Bobby McFerrin, Harry Connick, Jr. and Norah Jones; just to name a few. Realizing that musicians of every style influenced each other, I gravitated towards other styles as well such as country/western, blues, and even the sounds of Broadway.
My musical style is unique. I sing with the sensibilities of a jazz singer and writes with the influence of King, Taylor, Joel, and John but also with the influence of the great Broadway songwriters. My original songs have a message. Mostly the message is of love: love lost, love gained, love wished for, etc; but, the words have meaning. Not able to rest at merely “having a good beat and being easy to listen to”, I want to touch the human heart in the only way I know how: through my words.
My vocal style is a combination of all his influences. In songs that I choose from other writers, he looks for the same sense of poetry that I strive for in my own songwriting. Whether it be country, jazz, or even rock and roll, the song must have meaning. That way the song will have meaning to the listener. Ultimately, whether the song is original or written by someone else, I try to make the listener feel what I am feeling. One of my favorite songs is Desperado by the Eagles. The song connects to his soul in ways that the songs of the new pop artists will never do. My songs are either autobiographical or try to connect to an experience that others may be having. My goal is to give listeners the same experience.