Steve Brown was born and raised in New Jersey destined to live a life submersed in music. The mostly self-taught artist picked up his first guitar at 9 years-old and never looked back. Steve began his life-long love affair with live performing at the ripe old age of 12, when he became a regular on the voltaic NJ rock scene of the 1980’s. At 12 years-old, he began writing music, lyrics and founded his first band, TRIXTER. It wasn’t long before Steve led the mighty TRIXTER to a record deal with MCA records,Sold Out Arena Tours and living every aspect of the rock and roll dream.
In his over 35 year career ,Steve has sold millions of records worldwide-BILLBOARD TOP 40 ALBUM (RIAA Certified Gold Album,peaked at #28),written 3 BILLBOARD Top 100 Singles,starred in 3 #1 MTV Videos,and shared the stage with the likes of KISS, Journey, Alice Cooper, Scorpions, Poison, Cheaptrick, STYX, Boston, Night Ranger, Rick Springfield and TESLA.
As not only a master guitarist, but as an accomplished songwriter, singer, engineer,producer,and performer Steve has become one of the music industry’s most sought-after and entrusted talents. From personal endorsements by Eddie Van Halen to churning out original music for some of television’s most popular hits , to regularly hitting the stage with an ever-growing list of rock and roll greats, Steve Brown is in constant demand. Most recently, Steve has played with DENNIS DeYOUNG (formerly of STYX), JOE LYNN TURNER (formerly of RAINBOW, DEEP PURPLE, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN), on BROADWAY in the hit musical “ROCK OF AGES” and as the featured guitarist in the THE EIGHTIES STRIKE BACK SHOW with RUBIX KUBE. In 2013, Steve was invited to be the vicarial guitarist for the legendary DEF LEPPARD, which led to him joining the band at the historic Wembley Stadium along with many other Arena and Stadium shows thought North America.
In May of 2018 he pulled off a job never done before when was called in with 24 hours notice to aid, Phil Collen, for 3 shows. Thus giving him the distinct honor of covering duties for BOTH Def Leppard guitarists. A stunt he would later repeat in early 2019 for Dennis DeYoung. This has never been done before in the illustrious world of rock. A true testament to Brown’s talent, loyalty and love for his craft. Steve currently fulfills his gigs with DENNIS DeYOUNG, WIZARDS OF WINTER, DANGER DANGER , ERIC MARTIN(Mr. BIg), RUBIX KUBE, Comedian JIM BREUER, BROADWAY’S ROCK OF AGES BAND, TOKYO MOTOR FIST and DEF LEPPARD, while continuing to cultivate his ever-expanding expertise, experience and true passion for all that is music.
In July of 2020, Steve revealed some of his most jaw droppingly shredsational composing to date with the release of Tokyo Motor Fist's sophmore album, "LIONS"! From the bone crushing riffs to shredlicious licks, this album delivers on all levels and and has not only raised the bar but has actually set the standard for how a melodic rock album should sound! Roaring sing along chorus's, blisteringly shredtacular leads that compliment the song structure and amazing lyrics that don't talk about hanging up your boots as so many bands of the 80's sing about today. This album takes you back in time and will make you never want to return! Bands of yesteryear need to take notes!