About Steve Hall
International Steinway Artist, Steve Hall, has been playing the piano since the age of five, having been classically trained until the age of eighteen. He then developed a music career and continued to pursue it on a part-time basis, playing at thousands of weddings and private parties. Upon graduation from USC (majoring in history with a minor in music,) he began a management career in banking, which lasted almost twenty-five years. Steve has been honored many times in banking, yet music has remained his passion. He became known as "The Banker With The Beat."
At every event where he performed, Steve's music and styling received tremendous attention. Enthusiastic fans began to request recorded samples of his music. Encouraged by his family and friends, and with overwhelming response, Bankbeat Productions, Inc. was born in July of 1992 with the recording of his first album, "Notes of Romance." The music sold rapidly and was soon picked up by national distributing companies for sale in gift shops, Hallmark stores, boutiques, book shops and privately-owned businesses. Fifteen years and many recordings later, Bankbeat Productions, Inc. has sold nearly 2 million albums! The company currently offers thirty-seven musical collections. In addition, Steve has released his first DVD, "All Things Bright and Beautiful," which features captivating scenes of nature with selected songs from his inspirational albums.
Steve categorizes his music as "great-sounding, heart warming, familiar tunes." He attributes his musical success to his attentiveness toward people and what they want to hear. His father had always told him to play from the heart, and both his mom and his dad encouraged him to share God's gift of music with others. Indeed, it is his music's uplifting appeal and familiarity that has earned Steve a loyal following from people of all walks of faith.
With the success of three more romantic albums, "Coming Home", "Timeless Love", and "Gift of Love", Steve began to concentrate on recording the music of his childhood...inspirational music. Despite the skepticism expressed by his distributors for the appeal of inspirational music, Steve released his 1996 recording, "On Eagle's Wings." This album has surpassed sales of 700,000 units and has brought heartfelt correspondence from across the country. It has been welcomed by folks with open arms, and remains one of the top selling albums in the gift market today!
2005 releases included the sequel to the popular "On the Countryside" recording..."Country Crossroads", and Steve's 2nd piano solo album "Serene Horizons". This CD has proven to be very popular, with record sales in a short period of time. Performing on his own 9 foot concert Steinway grand piano, Steve simply plays from his heart directly to the listener. In late Spring, 2006, both Steve and his friend, Steve Donovan, released their latest CD "Swept Away" (an encore to "Both Sides Now"). The beauty of this project is that it is simply their performance on two Steinway grand pianos, with no other instrumentation. With such a favorable reaction to the duo-piano concept, Steve’s recording “Divine Light” features Steve and pianist Peggy Duqeusnel.
Spring of 2008, has ushered in Steve’s long awaited arrangements of his solo piano concert performances in “Concert Favorites”. It features the introduction of his 15 year old son, Daniel, who performs four classical compositions and adds a very special listening experience to the recording.
With the tremendous response to Concert Favorites and Encore!, Bravo! Is the 3rd in a series of heartfelt music by Steve Hall and his 17 year old son, Daniel. Featuring more of Steve’s solo performances of concert arrangements, Daniel has once again joined his Dad to perform four more remarkable classical compositions from his ever increasing difficult repertoire. These recordings are rapidly becoming favorites of his listeners
Nature’s Splendor, just released in Spring, 2010, is a magnificent follow-up from Steve’s 1st DVD, All Things Bright and Beautiful. The pristine high definition photography by Gary Hanson is the perfect marriage to 18 specially selected titles by Steve for this project. This remarkable journey includes captivating scenes from Wales/Ireland to the shores of Hawaii and so many beautiful locations between.
Steve has recorded a variety of music styles, including popular show tunes, standards, classical, romantic, inspirational, Celtic, Christmas, lullabies, patriotic and now, country. He considers himself very blessed to be surrounded by such gifted musicians and to have met so many wonderful people relating to the recording experience. Steve continues to perform solo and with his ensemble in many venues throughout the United States and Canada.
Steve, his wife, Robyn, and three sons, Andrew, Peter, and Daniel reside in Southern California.
|Left to right..Daniel, Peter and Andrew Hall|