Steve Conte

Happy New Year 2024! Let’s recap 2023…

Happy New Year Everybody! Again, I want to say thanks so much for supporting my music & reading my posts/updates/news over the past year, I really appreciate it. To recap:

2023 was a big one for me – I released 2 new singles on the Wicked Cool Records label –

The first single, “Fourth Of July” was co-written by my songwriting hero, Andy Partridge of XTC. That song’s video can be found on YouTube: 

My second single & video – the self-penned, “Girl With No Name”, featured my wife, Hadda as “the girl”...

Both songs were nominated for Coolest Song In The World 2023 on Little Steven’s Underground Garage, ending up on a couple of DJ’s Top Ten lists. (If you haven’t subscribed to my YouTube channel yet, here’s the link: )

And this new year is gonna be a great one too; my forthcoming album, The Concrete Jangle (with 5 songs co-written by Mr. Partridge) will be released in April, 2024 – and before then, 2 more singles will be released! Stay tuned for info(Get on my email list here: )

I also sang a song for the soundtrack of a Sega video game, for the Yakuza: Like a Dragon video game series titled, I’m Fading Away (credits theme for Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name). 

Under sad circumstances, but joyfully, I got to play onstage for the first time with one of my guitar heroes, Chris Spedding – along with Anton Fig & Tony Garnier – during a memorial show at Bowery Electric in NYC for my former “boss” Robert Gordon who passed away from Leukemia early last year. 

In Monroe world, I toured the UK with Michael & the boys supporting Blackstar Riders  (featuring Ricky Warwick/The Almighty & Scott Gorham/Thin Lizzy)  with guests Phil Campbell & The Bastard Sons (featuring his actual sons, Dane, Tyla & Todd). It was a great time and a fruitful tour – looking forward to getting back to UK this year. We’re going to play Japan in February 2024 – seek out tickets online. 

In February, I took part in a tribute concert to my favorite guitarist of all time, Jeff Beck, with a roomful of amazing guitarists; Oz Noy, Ben Butler, Teddy Kumpel & Matt Beck. Backed by Aaron comess on drums, Richard Hammond on bass & Daniel Mintseris on keys it took place at The Bitter End in NYC.

I also got to play a show with the great Willie Nile in his hometown of Buffalo, NY, share the stage with vocalist Janie Barnett singing a duet of a Cole Porter tune made famous by Frank Sinatra and take my oldest son Zia to see Bruce Springsteen at the Meadowlands (thanks to Stevie Van Zandt!) 

I hope I’ll be seeing some of you in this new year – but if you can’t get to a show, there’s always YouTube 😎 And if you haven’t subscribed to my YouTube channel yet, here’s the link: 

Thank you again and take care!

All the best,



Some of the records I’ve made or been on over the years, songs I’ve written, lead vocals I’ve sung, guitar solos I’ve played, records I’ve produced, sessions I’ve been hired for, artists I’ve toured with or been connected with. If it’s all over tomorrow, music has been good to me! 😎

Vote For Steve’s song, “Fourth Of July” To Be COOLEST SONG IN THE WORLD 2023 On Little Steven’s Underground Garage!

Hey all – this is a big one…

My song, “Fourth Of July” (that I wrote with XTC’s Andy Partridge) is up for the title of COOLEST SONG IN THE WORLD 2023 on Little Steven’s Underground Garage!

This is a People’s Choice Award so I hope you’ll cast your vote for my song…

You can vote once every 12 hours so – Please Vote Today…And Tonight! 👊🏼😎 🎸

This link takes you directly to my song:

Thank you SO much!!


So many great artists & songs involved…I’m chuffed to be included with this bunch.

Have a listen… (Track #28 is kinda cool). 😎