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Steve Taylor graduated from Boston's prestigious Berklee College of Music in 1995 with a degree in songwriting. After returning to Michigan, Steve joined Detroit based Yeah Loud Records artist the Vudu Hippies. The band released the CD Trampoline in 1997 to rave reviews and a Detroit Music Awards nomination for Album of the Year. The Vudu Hippies opened for such acts as Oasis, Spin Doctors, Grand Funk Railroad, and Fuel, and released two full length CDs in 2001 (Rise and Funsucker.) In addition, the Vudu Hippies also wrote and performed the theme song to the NBC sketch comedy pilot Live on Tape. In addition to teaching and performing, Steve works as a free lance arranger for horns, strings, and voice, with credits on albums by Stewart Francke and Radiocraft. In 2000, Steve composed and arranged the original score for the Detroit-based feature-length film One Half Gone. In 2004, Steve produced the CD Fall for his band Five Days Straight, and his song Without was featured in a DVD of the show Dawsons Creek. Steve is currently playing bass guitar and singing back-up vocals for the Detroit-based Tim Diaz Band. In 2005, Steve began performing as a solo acoustic artist, bringing his blend of soulful original material and songs by his favorite artists to more intimate settings. When he is not busy teaching or performing solo, Steve is also a highly sought after side musician, playing live shows with local artists such as Steve Acho, Karen Newman, Canadian singer/songwriter Jody Raffoul, and Mitch Ryderl. In December 2005, Steve released his first solo CD And So On The CD contains 12 original songs on which Steve plays all the instruments and does most of the vocals himself. In May of 2009, bassist Bryan Frink and drummer Carey Weaver began joining Steve at his acoustic gigs for some impromptu jamming. This led to the formation of The Steve Taylor Three. This trio grew organically together, building their vast song list through audience requests, and extemporaneous performance. In October of 2014, The Steve Taylor Three released "Check Your Baggage". It is available on iTunes, and anywhere you can still buy CDs.