Steve Booke, a Berklee College of Music graduate (B.A. degree), makes his living as a composer of music for film and television. Aside from composing, he has been teaching guitar for 21 years and has been studying guitar for 25. He endorses Fender Guitars, Larrivee Guitars, Dunlop, D’addario/Planet Waves, Mogami cables, Soldano, Peavey, Graph Tech, L.R. Baggs and Digitech. He performs his own musi... [More]c with his 5 piece acoustic world music ensemble, Violet Samudra, in the New York area in addition to playing freelance country, blues and jazz gigs. Steve also is session guitarist in the New York area as well as an instructor for the National Guitar Summer Workshop. He currently performs regularly in NYC with different groups several nights a week and is a regular performer at visionary artist Alex Grey’s NYC based gallery, CoSM.
TV shows that featured Steve’s music include:
The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Real World, Bands on the Run, Mind of Mencia, Spy in the Wild,
True Life, The Fabulous Life, American Soldier, 2006 FIFA World Cup, The Bible Series.
Networks that featured Steve’s music include:
Discovery Channel, A&E ,Biography Channel ,MTV ,VH-1 ,Comedy Central
The Travel Channel ,HGTV ,Animal Planet ,The Learning Channel ,CMTV, Style Network
• Performed in Las Vegas for an Environmetrics convention sponsored by the Environmental Protection Agency.
• Scored and recorded music for indie movie released “Open Mic” and “The Fire”
• Appeared in the January issue of EQ magazine in their “Room with a VU” column.
• Toured with “Pain Museum” on the U.S and Canadian “Metal Gods Tour” with Halford, Testament, Primal Fear and Immortal.
• Performed with the Coasters, Platters and Drifters.
• Won the June 2005 Song of the Year contest in the Instrumental/World/Jazz category.
• Featured in the Feb. ’06 issue of Guitar Player magazine.
Solo/Group CDs Tributes
Rare Earth (1999) Crushing Days – Satriani Tribute (2000)
Sounds of the Season (2004) Warmth in the Wilderness Vol.2 –
Violet Samudra- Bliss Beyond (2005) Jason Becker Tribute- Lion Music (2002)
Devotion (2005) Rewired – Jeff Beck Tribute (2003)
The Gift of Light (2007) Get the Led Out – Zeppelin Tribute
Life Vibrations Vol.1 (2008) BHP Music (2008)
Beauty in the Dark Garden (2009) El Becko – Jeff Beck Tribute- BHP Music/Sony (2008)
Compilations Fretworx - Tribute to 911- BHP Music/Sony (2008)
Guitar 2001 – “Lick This” (1999)
Powermad 2000 (2000)
Guitarapalooza Vol.1 and Vol.2 (2000 and 2001)
Guitar Masters Vol.1 featuring John Paul Jones, Stanley Clark, Steve Morse (2007)!