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

Trotter started writing songs in the mid ’70s. Had his first taste of success in 1980 with his co-write of More Than A Pretty Face on Celine Lomez's Burning LP (Tiffany/CBS).  His first royalty check paid for a new pair of boots… and a case of beer. Trotter spent much of the ‘80s singing originals in guitar-driven rock bands. While frontman in Kid, Sgt.Rock, Trotter and Foreign Affairs, Trotter gigged in a variety of colorful dives and rock landmarks. Special guested in concerts with Steppenwolf, Frank Marino & Mahogany Rush, Walter Rossi and Midnight Oil.

During this period, Trotter wrote and sang on the Trotter EP, featuring Frank Marino and Steve Segal on guitars. Over the course of the following years Trotter had several cuts on a number of album projects, 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 do something he’d been wanting to do for years: Write a crime thriller novel. He would up writing five, four of them Amazon best sellers. Having ticked that item off his bucket list, he 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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