Following a career as a management consultant, Steve Sieck has emerged as a compelling songwriter and pianist/singer whose unique approach blends pop, jazz and R&B styles with urbane lyrics and a soulful delivery. He has performed his music at New York nightspots including The Iridium, The Metropolitan Room, Don’t Tell Mama, The Duplex, and The Bitter End; at Urban Stages in a showcase of his music, “My Side of Town: The Music of Steve Sieck” and as part of a New York Songwriters Alliance showcase; and at East Village culture hubs St. Mark’s Church in-the-Bowery and Theatre 80 St. Marks, among other venues. His catalog has attracted performances by a wide range of other vocalists.
Steve’s album 21st Century Blues was nominated for a MAC award as “Best Recording” of 2013. In TalkinBroadway.com, reviewer Rob Lester described it as “Well worth the listen…wry observational humor and the low-key approach remind me of jazz wit stalwart Mose Allison in writing and singing…but seriousness is only inches below the surface, making this CD deepen with repeated listening…a feel- good experience with some gratifying grit.” His material was described by nightlife reviewer Alix Cohen (in WomanAroundTown.com) as “smart, deft, and truthful,” and that of “an artist of whom to keep track.” In a BroadwayWorld.com review, Jenna Esposito commented that “His songs are catchy, easy to listen to, and reminiscent of the jazzy standards written in the ’40s and ’50s Steve was also praised by New York Times chief classical music critic Anthony Tomassini for his 2009 performance as Harry Druggist in Downtown Music Productions’ mounting of Marc Blitzstein’s 1930s agit-prop musical The Cradle Will Rock. He is very pleased to be among the first songwriters to be featured on HotTrax.