Steve Katz is a New York-based singer, songwriter, and guitarist. He performs regularly at music venues throughout the city.
Raised in Belgium, Katz has played guitar since he was 14 years old. “I knew from the very first chord I learned that making music was my calling.”
While growing up in Brussels, Katz was a music junkie and spent countless hours listening to Pink Floyd, Santana, the Eagles and Supertramp—his mother’s favorite band, and an influence for which Katz remains eternally grateful to her. Music stores became his second home and Katz set out on an endless journey of discovering new artists from all genres—a journey that has guided and shaped his own development as a musician today.
Katz has drawn inspiration for his diverse style of music through his extensive world travels. He has an ongoing love affair with India and plans to return there in the future.
Beautiful and rich melodies along with his own distinctive style of guitar work compliment Katz’s soulful voice. His style can be likened to Cat Stevens, Jose Gonzalez, Damien Rice, David Gray and James Blunt.
Experimenting and creating new melodies are at the heart of Katz's passion for songwriting and hope, love and existential questions are common themes in his songs.
Steve just released his first EP-Barricades .He recently got signed by Steven Hero Productions LLC, a Brooklyn based label and he's also in the mix for a 2013 Grammy nomination in the "Best New Artist" category.
"I sense that Steve Katz is on the verge of commercial breakthrough with his music."
Joe Ross, CD Insight
“Barricades is a confident five-song debut EP from newcomer Steve Katz… Barricades should serve as a perfect demo to intrigue any record company interested in this breed of pop.”
Wes Britton, Blog Critics
“His smooth voice and musical versatility are showcased in his songs”
Dana Feldman, Beatweek Magazine
"I always say that really good music--- the music that is far above the norm--- defies genre. These five songs are defiant as hell."
Frank Gutch, Rockandreprise.net
“Barricades can scare, challenge and stop us from achieving goals. They are everywhere and often invisible. I've gone through many barricades in my time—physical and emotional ones that stood between me and my goals. Had I failed to go through any of them, this cd would never have been made.” Writes Katz on his cd cover
This is a little bit about Steve Katz.
You'll find the rest in his music.