Steve Whitehurst

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Steve Whitehurst is a producer, composer, arranger, lyricist and musician and has been perfecting his craft for thirty five years. He has written songs for himself, bands he's been associated with and a variety other artists, including The Grapes Of Wrath, Thornhill, Gruff Humor, Sky Train, The Leah Starr Band, Fontana Mix, David Ladd, Karen Dumont, Fred Mayo, Brent Burns, Eric Burdon, Bobby(So Fine)Butler, The Whitehurst-McClosky Duo, The Whitehurst-Moonie Duo, TRACE and The Rock Doctors.

He has opened major concerts for Los Lobos and The Knack in Los Angeles while fronting his band Fontana Mix, during the new wave music period of the 80's.

Steve has consulted with Elvis Costello during the recording of Whitehurst originals and been courted as a writer and artist by MCA and Columbia Records. He once invited Ringo Starr to join his band while back stage at a Bruce Springsteen concert. Ken Scott, the engineer for Magical Mystery Tour and The Beatles White Album conferred with Steve on songs while in the rehearsal stage. He performed with Peter Noone and the Tremblers and Ritchie Blackmore of Deep Purple and Rainbow.

Steve Whitehurst is co-owner, with John Hesterman, of 5 Grapes Records and 5 Grapes Music Company and is currently a solo artist. He returned to the studio the first week of June 2000, for a reunion with The Grapes Of Wrath. The recordings will be part of the forthcoming Grapes anthology CD.

Steve plays drums, bass guitar, rhythm and lead guitar, keyboards, harmonica and is a lead and backup vocalist. He currently resides in North Providence, Rhode Island.


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