Steve Balsamo will appear as one of the singers for Jon Lord’s future concerts. See tour dates for details.
Steve Balsamo shot to prominence in 1997 after playing Jesus to great critical acclaim in the West End revival of ‘Jesus Christ Superstar‘. After winning a Variety Club Award for the role, Steve decided to return to his first love, writing and performing his own music, and signed to Columbia Records soon after. In 2002 he released his debut album ‘All I Am’ which reached the top 40 in the UK.
Steve returned to the stage in the French phenomena ‘Notre Dame De Paris’, and ‘Poe – More Tales Of Mystery and Imagination‘, a new musical by Alan Parsons Project writer Eric Woolfson. Based on the life and work of Edgar Alan Poe, the show had it’s world premier at the legendary Abbey Road Studios in 2003, and features the powerful song ’Immortal’.
In 2004, Steve formed ‘The Storys’, a West Coast influenced harmony country-rock band. Their highly acclaimed debut album came to the attention of Elton John who after publicly declaring it was ’Fantastic!’, personally called Steve and invited the band to tour Europe with him – twice! The band have also toured and played with the likes of Joe Cocker, Katie Melua, Celine Dion, Santana, Runrig, Sinead O’Connor, Daniel Lanois, Mario Frangoulis and Tom Jones to name-drop but a few.
Their songs have been featured in the US teen drama ’One Tree Hill’, and the new hit Brit-flick ‘The Bank Job’, in which they make a cameo appearance playing two of their own songs.‘The Storys’ released their new album ‘Town Beyond The Trees’ in the UK in 2008, again to great reviews.
Aside from his work with the band, Steve is a prolific songwriter, having scored hits in Europe and Australia, with artists as diverse as Meatloaf, Anthony Callea, Jonathon Cerrada and Slash of Guns N’ Roses fame.
Steve lives in Swansea, Wales with his partner, daughter Isabella and a three legged cat.