Steve Steinman, the most successful touring show producer and director is about to make his millstone of twenty consecutive years filling theatres and Concert halls all over the UK.
After his appearance 27 years ago, on Stars In Their Eyes performing as Meat Loaf, Steve Steinman has worked hard to extend that ‘one night’ into a full blown career. Steve has to be the most successful contestant the programme has ever seen. He has built a fan base most rock stars would be proud of Steve’s fans have even gone to the extreme of having tattoos portraying him and his band.
As well as being a very busy singer and actor, Steve is also the driving force behind his own production company Vampires Rock Music “VRM” and he has worked with some of the world’s best-known rock stars.
Steve Steinman’s office and home can now be found in Nottingham but born in Manchester in 1965, Steve started out on a very different career path. A love of good food led him to train and begin work as a chef in his home city. Though enjoying his job, Steve became frustrated with being unable to create the food he wanted to, and decided to open and run his own restaurant. It was a big gamble at a young age, but one that paid off as Steve took over and re launched his family owned hotel and restaurant.
Never actually intending to leave the restaurant business behind, Steve applied for ‘Stars In Their Eyes’, after being urged to do so by anyone who heard him sing. After an amazing response from the show, Steve decided he had achieved so much within the restaurant business, that he would give performing a chance. Twenty years on, Steve no longer owns a restaurant, but still loves his time in the kitchen whenever he gets the chance (which isn’t very often when you spend half your life on a tour bus!)
In 2000 Steve produced his first theatre show after many years performing all over the world including South Africa and Europe as a tribute to Meat Loaf. Always looking to go that next step Steve wrote and produced The Meat Loaf Story it was so successful it reached new heights when Steve and the show appeared for one night only at the London Palladium to rave revues.
In 2004 Steve wrote and produced brand new original show Vampires Rock were he took the lead role as Baron Von Rockula.
The show, along with Steve’s popularity continues to grow, and in 2005 Steve took a massive gamble and ‘Vampires Rock’ embarked on an Arena tour, performing at Sheffield Hallam Arena, Nottingham Ice Arena and Manchester Evening News Arena. Remarkably with all the odds stacked against him he made it a success and re toured the arenas again the following year.
2006 saw the release of the Vampires Rock DVD, filmed live at Nottingham Arena, released on Mad Man Records and available from all good record stores. Three more DVDs were released over the next five years including Bat the Symphony live in Scotland.
The 2007 tour saw US rock legend Twisted Sister’s Eddie Ojeda on lead guitar. In 2008 and 2009 the legendary Toyah Willcox joined the show in a brand-new role created just for her by Steve.
The biggest project for 2009 saw Steve in the driving seat once again. Bat the Symphony is a dream Steve had for a long time. Combining a 40-piece orchestra with Steve’s very own rock band to perform all of Meat Loaf’s biggest hits, this was always going to be major project with a big risk. The tour was a massive success selling out over 100 venues and touring for two seasons 2009/10.
In 2010 Steve took Vampires Rock back on tour with a massive 100 date sell out tour taking the show well into 2011. Vampires Rock has gone from strength to strength performing to over 50,000 fans every year. Steve has appeared on national TV many times and recently Steve’s story appeared in the Sunday Times business section “How I Made It” my first million.
In 2011 Steve Steinman launched Vampires Rock clothing. The new clothing came out of the popularity of Steve’s merchandise range sold at venues. Not satisfied with a clothing range Steve is also the team manager for a new youth motocross team, Vampires Rock Motul Racing.
In 2014 the Final Countdown to the original Vampires Rock ended. Steve has now written the sequel to the original show The Ghost Train which will tour from 2015 into 2017 and beyond. With the Vampires Rock Ghost Train tour, just around the corner sales have already exceeded expectations with venues adding more dates due to sell out shows. New for 2017 Steve has written a new show called Iconic the Show this will feature some of the best sound tracks from the coolest movies ever and its sure to be another sure-fire hit.
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