Every once in a while an extraordinary talent appears on the music scene. Someone like a Brian McKnight or Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds: Artists who are not only unbelievable songwriters, but great producers and performers as well.
Steve Zori is that type of talent: Singer, songwriter, and producer. A 28-year-old native of Steubenville, Ohio (home of the legendary Dean Martin), and now relocated to Philadelphia, Zori knew early on that music was his passion. He began to actively pursue music at the age of 14 when he taught himself to play piano, started an accappella vocal group, and began to write songs. "I've always felt very blessed because everything [with music] just fits for me."
Zori's self produced debut independent album "Show Me Your Love" was critically acclaimed by industry insiders and fans alike. From the soulful R&B sounds of the title track, to the upbeat grooves of "Tonight" and "What U Want", this album is just a glimpse of what lies ahead for this young talent.
Accolades include finishing in the top ten in an R&B songwriting contest on Tonos.com, spotlight artist on Z92.5 FM out of Cleveland, Ohio, Top ten on Broadjam.com in the contemporary R&B and Ohio categories, and sales success on cdbaby.com and cdstreet.com.
Zori pays a lot of attention to the musical aspect of his songs. "I'll get ideas at the oddest times. Tunes will come in my head in the shower. Then I'll come up with a chord structure. I can hear the entire musical arrangement in my head. Other times when I'm out, I'll call my cell and leave myself a voice message of a song idea." Zori said he wants people to be able to relate to the songs he writes about. "My goal is to evoke an emotion from the listener whether they are young or old." His lyrical style allows him to deliver these universal themes in thought invoking and passionate ways.
Zori recently finished his follow up album which promises to be nothing but spectacular. "I'm that kinda man" is an up-tempo track with amazing vocal harmonies that show off Zori's range. "Shoulda Been" is undoubtedly the next big R&B hit. Its melodic hook and soulful sound make it a track which will be appreciated by a wide segment of the market. Also included is the beautiful ballad "A better man". With this track, Zori really showcases the emotion and passion that goes into his songwriting and takes us back to his songwriting roots with a sound reminiscent of early Brian McKnight.
Steve doesn't stop at just singing and writing songs. He has also produces tracks for other up and coming artists, including an amazing Pop/Rock/Country/Folk Singer-Songwriter Jordan Sobek.
Constantly working on his craft, Steve is continuously adding to his ever growing catalogue of music and looking forward to a long and blessed career in the music industry.