Steven Marriott is a singer/songwriter from Vancouver, BC. He performs regularly throughout the lower mainland at breweries, restaurants, private events, and at fundraisers that he’s passionate about. His repertoire includes dozens of originals, as well as an ever growing list of over 300 popular covers ranging from Tom Petty to Britney Spears and everything in between.
In 2010, he formed his band, Emberfield, and released two EP’s including their six song EP, “Lost and Dreaming” produced by Tom Dobrzanski (The Zolas, Said The Whale, We Are The City), featuring the singles “Shine” and the title track “Lost and Dreaming”.
Although the structure of a song can come together in a relatively short time, Steven is a perfectionist when it comes to lyrics, and that’s where his song writing truly stands out. His music has been described as earnest and heartfelt, with most every song wrought full of vivid imagery and subtext. As almost every songwriter will say, you never know where inspiration will come from, but when it presents itself, the songs almost write themselves.
With over 80 shows under his belt across Western Canada, and countless hours in the studio, Steven is no amateur to the music scene. Through close knit ties with the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS), he has performed at multiple Relay for Life events, Cops for Cancer fundraisers, and even released the song ‘Good Time’, written for and inspired by Camp Goodtimes. Having attended as a camper with his brother, followed by over 10 years of volunteering at Camp Goodtimes, Steven is ecstatic to have the opportunity to use his music to help support a cause so near and dear to his heart.
Good Times aside, Steven has been commissioned to write and record songs in his home studio for other groups, including short film, ‘Banana Milk’ by Premium Digital Films. He was also asked to write a song for his friend’s wedding, and has since been asked to perform it at several other weddings. Being given a subject to write about with a specific time frame can be quite challenging, and Steven loves a good challenge.
In 2016, Steven travelled to Bowen Island and worked with producer Winston Hauschild (Nat Jay, Wanting) on the single ‘Wheels in Motion’. Working with Winston was a fantastic experience, and Steven is currently in the process of writing new material and preparing to record a new EP in 2019. There are scheduled guest appearances by former Emberfield band members on more than one track, as well as talk of reprising an older crowd pleaser or two. Drawing from influences such as Better Than Ezra, Of Monsters and Men, and Arkells, Steven’s songs don’t fit neatly into any one genre, as will be evident in his upcoming release.
Overall, Steven loves music, and can’t imagine a life without it. He hopes to use it to change lives wherever he can, be it through inspirational lyrics, or through a fun and engaging performance that brings a smile to someone’s face. You may never know when someone is going through a rough time, and maybe all it takes is a silly stage joke, or a simple line in a song that changes their path. You may never know it happened, but you have to stay optimistic that by following your dream and trying to make a difference, that somewhere, somehow, it will.
To hear some of his music, check him out on YouTube, or visit his Music Page. If you would like to contact Steven Marriott about his song writing, or having him perform, please email him at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Contact page.