Steve's Bio

  Steve Belleci  
Originally a drummer in his teens and early twenties, Steve migrated to the bass when his son Mike took up the drums so they could jam together.  Steve’s talent and playing experience with the drums laid a firm foundation for a smooth basses’ groove. Having grown up in the sixties during the musically rich R&B era of Motown and Stax, Steve’s bass playing style is heavily influenced by bass greats such as James Jamerson, Donald “Duck” Dunn, and Tower of Power’s Rocco Prestia.. Like many other great musicians, Steve is self taught, driven by his love of music and a desire to share the joy of music with others.  He is currently playing with the Mere Mortals Band in Sacramento and the Soul Play Band.