1 Day Demos / Stephen baker
New music in new ways for all people.
IT START WITH -
A family of music, the adventure of youth, and a life of passion.
Born and raised on Orcas Island, off the coast of Washington State in the Pacific Northwest, Stephen Baker started music lessons on the piano at age 5, and quickly added in drums, sax, clarinet, guitar and bass guitar. By age 11 he started playing in gigs, playing drums in church, and went on to sing, play guitar and bass guitar regularly in church settings throughout high school. He also played with the local community band throughout his formative years. During high school, Stephen also spent several summers at annual Jazz camps.
At 13 he got his first acoustic/electric Martin guitar and the rest was history. He continued playing up to three times a week on church music teams until his graduation from high school, then went on to become an alumni of Berklee College of Music where he studied performance and electric guitar.
Stephen got his classic rock music chops from monthly jams with his parents and their friends from the age of about 5. This catalog has served him especially well when playing solo acoustic gigs.
During and after college, Steve played in Chirality, a student metal band at Berklee. He got his country credits playing in a number of ensembles, then toured briefly with country band Dalton and the Sheriffs playing bass and lead guitar.
The constant exposure to and collaboration with a variety of musicians & vocalists in all age groups combined with diverse music genres, weekly performances, and a constant influx of new material in his youth prepared Stephen to work well with any musician. He has the gift of harmony and is a comfortable front man on stage, but his joy is not the spotlight—it’s in the playing.
1 Day Demos
Demos in a single day.
IT NEVER ENDS
Passion never dies. It grows
stronger every day.
Stephen’s mixing and demo skills are born from a love of music and a lifetime of experience with singing, playing, and professional performing. If the demos he makes sound good, it’s because he sounds even better. His true passion is playing music and he actively performs in solo and band exhibitions across the country. Check out his performance website to book him for weddings, evening gigs, or concert lead-ins.