Steve George (AKA Slug) was
born on May 20th, 1955 in Illinois and took up piano at a very early age. He took a lot of private lessons. After
his family moved from Illinois to Phoenix, Steve’s interests leaned more toward playing the saxophone. Toward the end
of highschool he returned to the keyboards, playing in several different club bands. He says he owes a lot to his highschool
music teacher Charles Boyer who taught him lots of theory, orchestration and arrangements and admits he loves listening to
classical music, fusion and jazz. He also enjoys listening to Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, Jan Hammer, Chick Corea and The
Mahavishnu Orchestra. Once he was in highschool he persuaded his parents to buy him his first synthesizer, a Mini Moog.
When he was nineteen, he
started playing with a Los Angeles group called Andy Hardy, named after a character in a Mickey Rooney film. His childhood
friend Richard Page joined the band later, buy he left shortly afterwards to study in San Diego.
A year later, Richard Page,
Steve and John Lang rejoined in L.A. to record a demo of original music. At first there were no record companies interested,
but they eventually caught the attention of Epic Records A&R man Bobby Colomby (ex-Blood, Sweat and Tears drummer) who
offered them a record deal. That’s how Pages was born. After three commercially unsuccessful albums over the course
of four years, Steve and Richard Page decided to take a different approach and ended Pages.
Throughout the next couple
of years, Steve and Richard became highly respected songwriters and backing vocalists, working for a wide range of artists.
In 1982 they formed Mr. Mister, which broke up in the late 80’s.
After Mr. Mister’s
split, Steve continued working together with Richard Page from time to time. They both did session work for Bela Fleck &
The Flecktones, Elvis Costello and Richard Marx. Most recently Steve contributed to Kenny Loggins’s Outside: From
the Readwoods (1993) and The Unimaginable Life (1997). He also performed on Richard Page’s solo album Shelter
Me in 1996.
Steve has had previous plans for a solo album, but nothing has been released yet up to this point.
He lives in Phoenix, Arizona.
Full name: Steve George
DOB: May 20, 1955
Place of birth: Illinois
Hair color: Brown
Eye color: Blue
Married to: Glenda
Children: Douglas (1984); Eva (1985).
Leisure activities: Music
Favorite car: No license