Steven Gullett

Steven Gullett

BandPopSinger/Songwriter

Anti-Folk Singer-Songwriter Acoustic Rock.

Biography

Steven has more than a decade’s worth of experience playing music, both as the driving songwriter in a series of glam-punk/rock n’ roll bands and as a solo performer. As a member of Love Lies Bleeding and The Mystery Addicts, he’s shared the stage with Guided By Voices, Electric Frankenstein, The Dead Kennedys and Hamell On Trial. Based in Dayton, Ohio, his bands have toured from coast to coast, making plenty of new converts along the way. But he has always returned to the brutal honesty of the acoustic stage, where songs live and die on their own merit.

“There’s something so raw & bare about one voice & one guitar that just can’t be beat,” he says.

His debut solo CD, Cheap Reflections, was recorded on 4 and 8 track machines. A stripped down departure from his band releases, the result is a sparse but immediate sound; rough vocals overtop the thick tones of a jumbo acoustic and sparing electric overdubs. After leaving The Mystery Addicts, Steven wrote, recorded and released Sad Like Marilyn, with improved production and a tighter sound, at the end of 2002. His second CD met with praise from critics, fans and fellow musicians alike. Songs About Them & Me & You was released in Fall 2003, followed by Nostalgia Poisoning in 2005.

Armed with a catalog of over 200 songs, Steven blurs the genres that try to define him — from Rock to Ballads to Punk to Alt Country and aggressive Antifolk. The constant core among the diversity is solid, honest songwriting, melodic hooks, & intelligent wordplay spiked with a poet’s phrasing.

Thanks to airplay on radio stations WOXY, WYSO, WXEG & an appearance on the WB’s nationally televised “Daily Buzz” morning show, Steven is making fans along the East Coast and around the Midwest.

Lyrics, promo pictures and additional press clips are available at www.stevengullett.com.

Influenced by John Easdale, Tyla, Rolling Stones, Peter Laughner, Bob Dylan, Paul Westerberg.

Discography

SOLO
DISCOGRAPHY

NOSTALGIA POISONING CD 2005 - 13 songs
DAYTON AFTER DARK – COMPILATION CD 2003
Includes “My Own Worst Joke” previously unreleased
SONGS ABOUT THEM & ME & YOU CD 2003 – 11 songs
SAD LIKE MARILYN CD 2002 – 12 songs
CHEAP REFLECTIONS: A Collection of Demos CD 2002 – 15 songs

THE MYSTERY ADDICTS
DISCOGRAPHY

UNLUCK AND SHAME CD 2001 – 12 songs
DRUNK ON ROCK 2 COMPILATION CD 2000 – on I-94 Records
GOOD BOYS DON’T KILL 7” – 4 songs on Beer City Records 1998

Set List

1/2 hour to 2 1/2 hours. It depends what you need.

Sample Songlist:
CRASH
WHATEVER COMES CLOSEST
THE ANSWERS
LOOK WHAT MUSIC DID TO ME
BE HERE STILL
ANGELS ARE NEVER ENOUGH
HOUSE OF CARDS
ONLY A COMEDY
RIDDLE BY RIDDLE
INDIE ROCK LOVE
LEAVING TOWN
OFF OUR BACKS
TRAIN WRECK
FICTION SELLS
CELEBRITY
AUTO PILOT
MY WORRIED MIND
UNWIND
ATTENTION JUNKIES
DRUNKS, JUNKIES & THIEVES
MY OLD FRIEND
LOW EXPECTATIONS
2-FACED SELF
DIETARY SUPPLEMENT
PRESSURE
MY OLD FRIEND
LOW EXPECTATIONS

Covers:
ALL THIS AND MORE (Dead Boys)
LONESOME WHEN U GO (Dylan)
DEAD FLOWERS (Stones)
TANGLED UP IN BLUE (Dylan)