Steve Lucas is an international recording and touring bassist/composer/producer who has performed, toured, or recorded with artists such as Bruce Cockburn (including the Juno Award winning “Breakfast in New Orleans, Dinner in Timbuktu” CD), The Levon Helm Band, Steve Kimock Band, Loreena McKennitt, Seals and Crofts, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Garth Hudson (“The Band”), Big Sugar, Alan Frew (“Glass Tiger”), Sam Moore (“Sam and Dave”), Jim McCarty (“The Yardbirds”). As a performer, Steve has toured in numerous countries including the UK, USA, France, Spain, Holland, Norway, Sweden, Italy, Portugal, Switzerland, Germany, Japan, and China.
Steve received a 2016 Grammy Award Nomination for performing on flutist Ron Korb’s album “Asia Beauty”. He has appeared on television shows such as The David Letterman Show and the JUNO Awards and has been featured in publications such as the New York Times, Bass Frontiers, Toronto’s NOW magazine, and has written published articles for Canadian Musician magazine on music theory and technique applied to the bass guitar.
As a music composer and producer, Steve’s cutting edge electronic music tracks have been featured in film and television productions such as The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Alicia Keys’ “The Diary of Alicia Keys” DVD, NBC Dateline, Animal Planet, Australia’s Top Model, eTalk Profile featuring Gwen Stefani, Auto Racing TSN, Canada AM, MTV Screen, Better Homes and Gardens, and Niagara Fallsview Resort Casino.
As a freelance bassist, Steve’s numerous studio credits include recording on the soundtrack to the 2010 Academy Award nominated film “Precious” with NYC singer-songwriter Dan Manjovi (songwriter) and Grace Hightower DeNiro (vocalist).
As a composer and electronic music artist, Steve’s latest album titled “Transparent Dimension”, blends elements of jazz fusion and electronic dance music and merges dense harmonic and melodic textures with intricate layers of rhythm.
Steve is also a professor at Sheridan College in Oakville, Ontario and recently completed a Master’s of Arts degree at York University in the field of music composition. Steve’s Master’s thesis is entitled “Triple Synthesis” and comprises a set of original compositions representing the intersection of jazz-fusion, breakbeat programming, and contemporary electronic music production techniques drawn from genres such as electro, dubstep, and drum n bass. Website: www.bigstevemusic.com