Steve Barden heard the Beatles' first performance on the Ed Sullivan Show and hasn't been the same since. It's no wonder why the Beatles' music has had such a lasting influence on Steve's music.
Steve began playing guitar at the age of nine. He has studied guitar at the Guitar Institute of Technology in Hollywood, and has studied composition in film scoring at UCLA. Steve has performed with bands throughout the 70's, 80's, and 90's until he got tired of lugging equipment around. Now, armed with a personal recording studio, Steve is able to fulfill his dreams of writing music and having it performed just as he hears it in his head.
Steve is a multi-instrumentalist, playing guitar, bass, Dobro, mandolin, ukulele (almost any stringed instrument!), piano, flute, harmonica, and sings. As a singer-songwriter, Steve began writing songs in the mid-70's. But as he focused on his guitar technique, recording skills, and all-around charm, it wasn't until the 21st century that Steve began to focus on songwriting again. His first full-length CD of original songs was released in 2007 entitled "Tallulah Lake", a 14 song collection that includes 3 instrumental pieces.
Steve's background in composing, arranging, orchestrating, and performing most of the instruments on the album has allowed him to express himself in a way that compliments the deeply personal songs on the album. Steve is looking forward to sharing his music with the world.