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New Jersey natives and childhood buddies, Pete Loran and Steve Brown began writing songs in Brown’s parent’s basement in 1983. They soon added Mark “Gus” Scott to the band and in doing so, Trixter was formed. Trixter began to play the NJ/NY club circuit, building a huge fan base in the process. When PJ Farley joined the band in 1988, they quickly gained international success. In May of 1989, Trixter landed a record deal with MCA Records. Their debut album Trixter was released in May of 1990, producing the hits “Give It to Me Good,” “One in a Million,” and “Surrender.” The album produced three Top 50 singles on the Billboard charts and three #1 MTV videos.
In 1992, the band released their sophomore album, Hear. Unfortunately, in the midst of the whole grunge takeover, Hear didn’t find as much success on the charts as their initial album, and the band was dropped by MCA. That didn’t stop Trixter from recording. In 1994, the band recorded a full CD of cover songs in Steve Brown’s home studio called Undercovers. Shortly after the new album was completed, the band decided to go their separate ways.
In 2008, Trixter reunited on the stage at Rocklahoma. After 13 years apart, they decided to get back together and play the classic Trixter music that we know and love including a new album, Live In Japan. Recently, guitarist Steve Brown joined forces with Def Leppard guitarist, Phil Collen, to perform on the Mike Huckabee Show on Fox TV. Trixter will be releasing their next studio album on Frontier Records in early Spring 2012 and will be touring the duration of the year in support of the new record.