The Favorite is the music of singer, songwriter, guitarist, and performer Steve Siegler. Steve grew up on "the Jersey Shore" listening to the rock n' roll radio of the 70s. At age twelve, he picked up the guitar and began writing songs. In his freshman year of high school, Steve formed a band called The Difference, who played a mix of cover songs and original music at high school dances, battles of the band, and numerous gigs over the next four years. Highlights included a jam session with Max Weinberg from the E Street Band and opening for Mischief, who later became Monster Magnet.
Steve continued writing rock music while attending college, where he studied theater arts. Steve's songs from this period reflect the pain he was experiencing from a difficult relationship. A few years after receiving his B.F.A. degree, Steve left his acting career to attend law school. In his third year of law school, Steve met his wife. Steve and his wife live near Princeton, New Jersey, and have three children. Steve's family has been a source of inspiration for music which reflects the many ups and downs of being a husband and father.
In October 2007, Steve became reacquainted with his cousin, Dan Siegler, who is a professional producer, composer, and musician based out of New York, NY. Dan listened to Steve's older material and encouraged him to keep writing. Over the next two and a half years, Steve and Dan collaborated on and recorded the album which became "The Favorite." Steve's music is acoustic rock n' roll influenced by great songwriters of the 60s and 70s, particularly Lennon and McCartney, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant, Jimi Hendrix, and Stevie Wonder. The Favorite features Steve on lead and backing vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, and bass. Dan plays drums and percussion on all but three tracks, as well as piano and keyboards throughout. Steve enlisted the help of his former bandmate Rene Woolley for drums on three tracks. Musician Craig Dreyer plays organ on one song. The record was mixed by Benedetto Caccavale at The Magic Shop, New York, NY, and mastered by Fred Kevorkian.
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