Steve Obando was born in Bogota, Colombia to a musical family. From a young age he was exposed to a wide variety of different music ranging from classical guitar music to the hit music of the day.
Steve began piano lessons at the age of four and quickly showed promise. Steve’s family moved first to Orlando and then to Montreal, Canada where they eventually settled. Growing up in Montreal, Steve was exposed to all sorts of music and culture from an early age. During his teenage years, Steve was constantly performing with his band at different events, writing and recording music. Furthermore, he also cultivated his interests in classical and jazz piano, performing at several concerts and events and landing a spot as the pianist for the Montreal All City Big Band. After winning first prize at the Quebec youth jazz festival, Steve went on to perform at the 2011 rendition of the Montreal Jazz festival with the Montreal All City Big Band. After graduating high school, Steve went on to study at Berklee College of Music in Boston where he graduated magna cum laude after four years with a dual major in Commercial Writing/production and piano performance as well as a minor in Latin music studies. After graduating, Steve moved to Los Angeles to further his career and lost no time in writing and recording demos. Steve’s music is an eclectic mix of guitar driven rock & roll with a sprinkling of soulful rhythm and blues all brought home by Steve’s powerful and emotional vocals.