STEVE ACKER-THE ONE MAN PARTY-
THIS LEGENDARY OHIO GUITARIST-SINGER (founding member of MCA recording artists LAW) IS BACK AND READY TO ROCK!
All the power and charisma that made LAW such an incredible and popular live band is still intact. Steve Acker IS an event--a riveting entertainer--and he'll help to make your event an affair to remember. For more subdued events, Steve's world-class acoustic guitar can't be beat.
And listen to this: Because Steve operates his own recording studio and plays all instruments HE CAN RECORD CUSTOM TRACKS TO YOUR SPECIFICATIONS TO FIT YOUR EVENT--ANY SONG, ANY STYLE. And because he is a professional songwriter and jingle producer HE CAN WRITE AND RECORD AN ORIGINAL SONG FOR YOU TOO! Birthday songs, holiday songs, motivational songs, wedding songs, you name it, Steve can write it.
Few areas of the country boasted a more dynamic or more exciting popular music scene throughout the 60's and 70's than Northeast Ohio and Western Pennsylvania. The entire Steel Valley between Cleveland and Pittsburgh teemed with brilliant talent, great bands, and hundreds of clubs and concert venues for music fans of all ages. Many of the rock era's most celebrated musicians spent their formative years in this area.
One of most popular area bands throughout the 70s was Youngstown, Ohio's LAW. From the band's first rehearsals it was clear that LAW had a special chemistry and magic which very quickly garnered them a regional reputation as an exciting and original club and concert attraction.
At the outset the band was determined to perform original material with the goal of securing a record contract. Even the cover songs they did were performed in their own original style.
Within a year of their formation LAW was opening for national acts like Bob Seger, The Eagles, Edgar Winter's White Trash and Alice Cooper. One notable performance took place outdoors at Lake Milton, Ohio before 5,000 fans. LAW not only opened the star-studded program, but also later performed as Chuck Berry's backup band.
In 1975 LAW signed with Atlanta's GRC Records and recorded its first album at the label's studio. Produced by Miami's famed Albert Brothers, the album was sweetened by the Memphis Horns and contained several fine tracks. One song—Ronnie Lee's show opener "Wake Up"--caught the attention of the Who's Roger Daltrey. Daltrey and his manager Bill Curbishly signed LAW to their production company, put the band on tour with the Who, and in turn signed the band to MCA Records.
During this period the band toured with virtually every major act of the era.
Three albums later, in 1978, LAW called it a day. Many people in the Steel Valley still fondly remember LAW as an important part of their youth in a different era, when great regional rock bands reigned and their shows were regarded as Events.
After leaving the band and moving to Jackson, Mississippi to join his family there, Steve began producing records for regional acts and writing an entertainment column for a local weekly paper. In 1980 he wrote and produced a statewide hit record for Mississippi State University titled "Bulldog Blitz." His eulogy for John Lennon was personally selected by Yoko Ono in '81 to appear in the Spirit Foundation book, "A Tribute to John Lennon. he entered college for the first time in '82 and soon landed a job with Mississippi's largest ad agency as a copywriter and broadcast producer. For the next 25 years he worked as a creative force in the Mississippi and Nashville, Tennessee advertising industries, writing and producing numerous national ads, commercials, and jingles.
In September 2007 Steve was re-discovered by a prominent New York City producer and he re-entered the music business full time as a staff writer and producer for The Studios @ SST in New York. Steve now composes songs for other recording artists and for films.
THE ONE MAN PARTY:
Now Steve has returned to the Midwest and to the stage as a solo guitarist and singer fronting magnificently self-produced tracks that rock. Classic rock, blues, dance hits, beautiful acoustic ballads, and awesome originals, too. Looking for an all-acoustic solo act? Steve can do that, too!
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