A singer/songwriter with a soul edge. Steve delivers his brand of blue-eyed-soul-Americana-pop in the tradition of Daryl Hall, Sam Cooke, Bill Withers and James Taylor. His love for melody is woven deeply into the chordal fabric of his songs, making his music rich, sultry glowing and delicious.
An Oregon native, Steve Hale has been a singer, songwriter and producer in the Northwest for over 30 years. He’s played and toured in many different bands with varying styles; from soul, to power pop (Kashmir), to glam funk (RIA), to bringing it back to the source with a single guitar and voice. He’s won an international song writing contest, co-authored three songs with Gino Vannelli on his album “These Are The Days”, was the lead singer in The Steve Farris Project (guitar player from Mr. Mister), worked with Playwrite helping youth find their voice through writing music, has sung back up and played on numerous international, national and local artists recordings, as well as doing vocals for radio spots and promotional materials. He has produced two heartfelt and soul filled albums of his own material: Illusion” and “Words, Wire & Wood”. Born and raised in Salem, Oregon he now resides in Lake Oswego.
As well as doing his original material Steve is also playing bass in an 80's band; Nu Wave Machine, an improvisational pop band by the name of Canoofle, and a three part harmony CSNY inspired project; The Mark Bosnian Trio. (For more details check out links in "The Other Bands".)