Steve Millar
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Steve Millar

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"Valley Jams Profile"

Valley Jams: Steve Millar

The Post-Crescent

Name: Steve Millar

Hometown: Appleton

First a little background: Acoustic musician Millar has the credentials of a troubadour singer-songwriter. The Toronto native moved to Appleton as a young teenager, where he began playing guitar at age 14 while attending Xavier High School. He later recorded two solo albums while at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee — “Attention” and “Now and Then” — that generated good buzz around the indie scene.

Though Millar is now known for his solo work, he has played in a couple of bands, the ska/punk outfit Insult to Injury (in which he also played saxophone) and The Rest, which was the house band for a year at the Up & Under Pub in Milwaukee.

Millar’s current sound crosses into a number of genres, but he is mostly associated with acoustic, folk-rock, jazz and blues. He plans on releasing his next album, “For You, Nostalgia,” in September.

You will like my music if you also like: John Mayer, Jack Johnson, Howie Day, Ben Harper.

If I could play with anyone, it would be: Stevie Wonder. “He’s a god,” Millar says.

Decide for yourself: Catch Millar live at 9 p.m. Thursday at Mark’s Firefly Lounge in downtown Appleton and 9 p.m. Friday at Deja Vu Martini Lounge in downtown Appleton. Get the full touring schedule and check out sound clips at

- Post Crescent - Eric Klister


Mystik Moksha
Now and Then
For You, Nostalgia (To be released September, 07)
Steve will soon be available in all digital jukeboxes in the Fox Valley managed by an Appleton based jukebox distributor.



The younger years....
Steve was born in the great city of Toronto, Ontario Canada. He lived there for the first half of his life and ended up moving to the Appleton, Wisconsin in the United States around the young age of 12. Ever since he was young, music was always a huge part of his life. His father William played saxophone in the Canadian band The Shades and had always placed an importance on music throughout Steve's younger years. He was introduced to the greats at a young age which is most likely a huge factor in his unique style. Steve grew up listening to such artists as the Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Wonder, to artists like Frank Sinatra and Louis Prima.
The later years....
Steve began playing in bands as soon as turned 14. He started a Ska-Punk band called Insult to Injury with a good friend he had met shortly after arriving in the United States. The band received excellent reviews as well as a great fan base around the Midwest. After 3 years of performing and a month before finalizing a record deal, the group disbanded. Steve spent the next few years at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee where he self-produced 2 solo albums which became a staple in the Midwest underground college music scene. Shortly after the release of his second solo album Steve and some other musicians from Milwaukee formed the band, The Rest. The Rest ended up being the House band for the historic Blues Rock venue in Milwaukee, Wisconsin the Up & Under. The band broke up due to musical differences in the summer of 2006.
The Present....
After the break-up of The Rest, Steve moved back to Appleton Wisconsin to start working on his solo project again. The rest is soon to be written....