Steven Harding’s current project is his new rock band called Groov Underground which has newly hit the local music scene in Southern California. Much to the excitement of his local fans, the music that will come from this new project is expected to be a success and fame imminent. Steven’s bass grooves bring an exciting, newfangled sound that combines old and new rock together with blues and funk, which he has made his own and is certain to gain interest and entertain audiences from all over.
The development of Steven’s unique style is the result of several genres of musical influence. While growing up, his favorite music came from the 1960’s and 1970’s bands and the bass players during that time period have been the most influential on his sound today. He surrounded himself with music from jazz, blues, and funk artists, which greatly influenced his development as a bass guitarist. He is keen to point out that everything he listens to directs his musical development in some way, however, he would certainly include Marcus Miller, Lewis Johnson, Paul McCartney, Thundercat, Bootsy Collins, Phil Lynott, Jaco Pastorius, Jack Bruce, Lemmy Kilmister, and John Entwistle as amongst his biggest influences.
His first foray into learning an instrument came when he started to play the guitar at age 12. Only a few months later, after being exposed to Paul McCartney and the Beatles, he quickly began to play the bass guitar, a decision which he never looked back from and that has profoundly influenced his musical journey. Steven also writes the music and lyrics for his original music which can be heard through his band Groov Underground.
After realizing that making music was his main goal, he began to showcase his talent in a local band called The End Return, a five year project previous to his current project now, where he wrote several of the original songs on the bands EP. Steven played with The End Return at various venues across Southern California which included two tours in the Midwest, while playing numerous gigs and making sure that his name and music were being heard by as many people as possible. He was quickly noted for the unique style that he brought to the band.