Bio

SteveKent5Steve Estabrook is a singer, songwriter and composer based in the Sacramento area. Steve is solo performer, accompanying himself on guitar and piano. Steve’s current musical style is acoustic rock/singer-songwriter, reminiscent of Neil Young and Chris Isaak.

Myler and Starr
Myler and Starr

In 2012 he released an EP called “In the Dark of the City”  under the name Helicopter Steve, and “Swoop to the Tonic”  as half of the semi-acoustic rock duo Myler and Starr.

 

With my sisters, 1985
With my sisters, 1985

 

Born in Brunswick, Maine, Steve’s family moved to Los Alamitos, California when he was two years old.

 

First piano recital, with dad, 1983
First piano recital, with dad, 1983

Growing up in Orange County Steve developed a life-long passion for music,  learning piano and French Horn in elementary school at the encouragement of his music-loving parents.

He played in school bands and orchestras all the way through high school. He began learning guitar at 16, first taking folk lessons from his mom, then moving on to classical guitar, and then rock and roll.

Practicing in Hawaii, 1985-86
Practicing in Hawaii, 1985-86

Steve received his master of music in voice performance from California State University Sacramento in 1997, in addition to earning a master’s in history.

Steve has both studied and taught voice, piano, French Horn and guitar since the early 1980s, and has directed church and synagogue choirs, local operas and has sung and performed and as a soloist.

Young Frankenstein
Young Frankenstein

 

After focusing on opera and musical theater he returned to his first love, songwriting, and for the last 7 years has been performing solo as well as part of Myler and Starr.

 

Recording session for "Swoop to the Tonic", at Pus Cavern Studios, Sacramento
Recording session for “Swoop to the Tonic”, at Pus Cavern Studios, Sacramento

He and his friend, author Rob Woodard, formed a songwriting partnership in the early 1980s. Two of their collaborations are featured on “In the Dark of the City”, and an additional one on “Swoop to the Tonic”. Kent’s muse has been on overdrive of late and  a CD of brand new songs is coming soon.