Steven Strazeele was born the son of immigrants from Europe and the second of two children. The first music to really affect him was the music of the ’50s.
He says, “I learnt at an early age why they called Elvis ‘the king’”. If Elvis made him want to be a singer. it was the music of the Beatles that made him want to be a songwriter. He first got that songwriting bug at the age of 15, when he got his first guitar which he named ‘Maybellene’ as a tribute to that other great rock ’n’ roller, Chuck Berry.
Now his influences are wide and varied and his musical taste covers many genres. He studied at the Adelaide Conservatory of Music, achieving bachelors in music where he majored in classical voice and ethnomusicology. Being a music fan all his life and even a
high school music teacher for a few years he says, “all I want to do is give a fraction back to music of what music has given me”.