Steve Trotter has long had a passion for doing the write thing. Satirical schoolboy essayist. Poet. Staff writer at sensational supermarket tabloids Midnight and Midnight/Globe. Record label publicist promoting artists that include Van Morrison, Deep Purple, Velvet Underground, The Everly Brothers, KISS, Tears For Fears, Dire Straits, Metallica, etc. Travel feature freelancer (Miami Herald, Globe & Mail, Toronto Star).

Trotter started writing songs in the '70s. Had his first cut in 1980 with the co-write "More Than A Pretty Face" on Celine Lomez's "Burning" LP (Tiffany/CBS). That first royalty check bought him a new pair of boots... and a six-pack.

Trotter spent the eighties writing and singing lead with Kid, Sgt.Rock, Trotter, and Foreign Affairs. They gigged in a variety of colorful Montreal area dives and rock landmarks and were Special Guests in concerts with Steppenwolf, Mahogany Rush, Walter Rossi, and Midnight Oil. He wrote and sang on the "Trotter" EP, featuring Frank Marino, Steve Segal, and Kelly Watling on guitars. Trotter also penned lyrics for a couple dozen album cuts, including the title tracks for 6AM’s "God’s A Girl" (MCA Canada) and Walter Rossi’s "One Foot In Hell" (Image).

In 2004, Trotter took a break from the music biz to write a crime thriller novel. Wound up writing five, four of them Amazon best sellers. Having ticked that off his bucket list, Trotter dove back into songwriting with renewed passion, purpose, and clarity. His goal? Write from the heart. Trust his gut. Pitch the best songs to the right ears. Keep on writing…


Steve Trotter is a member of NSAI
(Nashville Songwriters Association International)

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