STEVE MICHAEL BROWN
Steve Michael Brown has been a vital part of the north central Ohio music scene for over 30 years as an educator, multi instrumentalist, singer and entertainer. A versatile keyboard player and vocalist with a blend of jazz and pop style of playing, he covers a variety of musical genre including 60’s-80’s rock, oldies rock and roll, R&B and jazz standards
From concerts to clubs and restaurants to corporate events to private parties, his vast repertoire is as diverse as the audiences he entertains.
With a repertoire of over 500 songs, customer requests are welcome. When the audience is enjoying his music and having a good time, he is having a good time.
Background: Originally from Wellington, OH, Steve is a graduate of Bowling Green State University, which is located in northwest Ohio. While attending college, he played in many different groups from big band to small combo. After moving to Mansfield, Ohio to teach school, Steve continued to play in many different bands and for a variety of local venues. For 15 years he was a member of the Miss Ohio Scholarship Pageant orchestra and was a musical arranger.
As a back-up musician, he has worked with such artists as Cab Calloway, Rosemary Clooney, Sarah Vaughn, Helen O’Connell, Bobby Vinton, Ron Blake, Sonny Geraci and the 5th Dimension, to name a few.
He continues to play in several local groups, but has been more and more in demand as a solo keyboardist and vocalist. When he isn’t playing music, he has worked as a teacher, school administrator and university graduate director.
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A Few Recent and Regular Venues
- Happy Grape Wine Bar – Lexington, OH
- The Vault Wine Bar – Shelby, OH
- Phoenix Brewing Company – Mansfield, OH
- Hudson and Essex – Mansfield, OH
- Old Bag of Nails – Mansfield, OH
- Bucks Bar and Grill – Lexington, OH
- Black Dog Tavern – Bellville, OH
- Wishmaker House – Bellville, OH
- Lincoln Way Vineyards – Wooster, OH
- Blue Barn Winery – Wooster, OH
- Good Vibes Winery – Westerville, OH
- Local Roots – Powell, OH
- High and Low Winery – Medina, OH
- Quarry Hill Winery – Berlin Heights, OH
- Firelands Winery – Sandusky, OH
- Mutach’s Wine Room – Marblehead
- Rocky Point Winery – Marblehead
- Freighter’s Lounge – Marblehead
- Bait House River Bar – Port Clinton, OH
- Club Notes – Stuart, Florida
“Steve Brown is an amazing performer and we feel very lucky to have him perform at our venue. He has been a part of our establishment for many many years and always brings a great crowd and provides a fun time for everyone. Happy Grape would recommend him to anyone looking to have a professional musician at their venue.”
Happy Grape Wine Bar
”Steve Brown is an excellent choice for entertainment at our venue, as he fits the bill for a wide age range of people. He plays everything from Frank Sinatra to Billy Joel, Elton John, James Taylor, Eagles, Neil Diamond, Neil Young and many others. Just excellent music! We love how enthusiastic Steve is with our audience. He is fun, playful but always a gentleman in every respect.”
Mutach’s Wine Room
“A troubadour of the piano bars of Las Vegas, Steve Brown brings his City of Lights showmanship to perform hits of the heyday of rock, jazz and blues. Inspired by the high energy and lowdown fun of Billy Joel and Elton John, his shows are lively and engaging, as his large repertoire of songs allows for a large range of audience requests”
High and Low Winery
“Steve Brown is a fan favorite at Lincoln Way Vineyards. His skills on the keyboard are so good you think you are watching Billy Joel or Elton John perform.”
Lincoln Way Vineyards
“Steve Brown is one of our most popular performers. He plays all styles of music and has an incredibly large repertoire. He connects with the audience and loves to play requests. He is an outstanding keyboard player and singer.”
-Jennifer Van Meter
Wishmaker House Bed and Breakfast/Winery and Restaurant
His complete gig schedule can be seen at: www.stevebrownsmusic.com/performance-schedule-2/
Steve Brown is a member of the American Federation of Musicians, Local 159