September 10, 2012 - Had a great time at B.B. Kings in NYC, laying down the funk. It's always great to connect with the fans.
August 1, 2012 - Attention Booking Agents, Promoters, Venues and to my loyal Fans:
It has come to my attention that there are persons who say they are "Steve Arrington" or that they are the funk group, "Slave" and that "Steve Arrington" is to perform with them, in order to get shows. Then on the day of the show, they say I wasn't able to be there or that I just didn't show up, or at times, someone actually claims to be me.
I do not perform as "Slave", nor perform with any group calling itself, "Slave". In fact, I have not performed with "Slave" since 1982.
To my fans, my shows will always be posted on this site, as well as, my Facebook and Twitter pages (links are at the top of the page).
6-17-12 - Congratulations to all those who made the 20th annual Capitol Jazz Festival a big success. It was great being part of it.
4-16-12 - Steve is to perform at this years Capitol Jazz Festival.
3-3-12 - Saw Michael Jackson's Immortal World Tour last weekend in Indianapolis. It is an awesome tribute to the great MJ.
1-23-12 - Join us in Indianapolis SUNDAY, FEB. 5TH.
1-16-12 - We are finalizing a SUPER BOWL SHOW...check back for details.
1-16-12 - Martin Luther King, Jr...THANK YOU!
1-16-12 - There were some great funksters in Indianapolis, at the show Sat. 1/14. Did my first show with Cameo since back in the
day...25 years ago. Hung out with the Deele, too. It was fun sharing that "Love, Peace and Funky Beatz"!
12-14-11 - We had a great time in Seattle, this past weekend. Next week LA.
12-7-11 - The Indy date is being re-scheduled for Jan. 14th at a new venue. More info soon.
11-17-11 - THE INDIANAPOLIS DATE 11/19 HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR JANUARY. FURTHER UPDATES SOON.
10-7-11 - Going back to NYC to hangout with my Stones Throw Fam at CMJ music festival 10/21/11.
9-15-11 - I'll be back in NYC on 9/23/11 for Herbert Holler's Freedom Party (details on the events page). Come and hang out.
8-26-11 - I had a great time at the Long Beach Funk Festival and doing the Direct to Disc at Capsule Labs, in LA. I'm in Denver today MC'ing the 15th Anniversary Stone's Throw Party.
8-26-11 - We want to share a review by Monica Wisdom,VP of Yoruba Records. Thank you Cheryl Dunlap for sending it to us.
Monica Wisdom Tyson posted in Fusicology on FaceBook.
Monica Wisdom Tyson 1:00am Aug 1 So yesterday I went to brunch and Steve Arrington was performing with a full band. It was an incredible experience to see proven performers that still had that original groove going on. Sometimes your searching for the memories you had of the groups but he was spot on. This band was tight and left it all on the stage. As Steve gave us funk, rock, soul, and took us to church I was reminded of how singers had a band that was just as important as singers their wardrobe today. Each song transitioned as easy as breathing and the mood followed accordingly. It was a real treat to see that the seasons had treated them well and the music was just as great as the musicians. If he is ever in your city check him out .. we gotta show the ones who laid the tracks just as much love as the ones in the new wifi trains..
8-10-11 - Coming to Sunny California...Fullterton and The Long Beach Funk Festival. Plus, I will be doing a special Stones Throw Direct to Disc Recording with my band in LA.
Come on out to the Funk Fest.
8-4-11 - San Francisco was great. Congratulations to Sweater Funk on their 3rd anniversary. DJ Mamma Bear did her thing! And, the band and I did a Sunday Brunch at Lola in St Louis, that was out of this world.
7-8-11 - Steve is heading to Miami, San Francisco, St. Louis and the Long Beach Funk Festival...check the events page for details.
5-25-11 - I'm headed back to NYC for a show on May 30 - for the Rock's Off Concert Cruise Series, aboard The Queen of Hearts. DamFunk & Master Blaster and Steve Arrington (Live Band) -Details on Events Page.
5-25-11 - It was great hitting with my Stones Throw Fam last week at "45 Live" at the Mighty, in San Francisco.
4-10-11 - Had a great time at the Chicago House Of Blues last night. I just posted video of "Way Out" from youtube, on the Video and Music page.
March 16, 2011 - Video from the Miami WMF Hella International added.
March 14, 2011 - I love the show we did at the Miami Winter Music Conference Hella International. Much love to Peanut Butter Wolf, Dam-Funk, J-Rocc of
world famous (Beat Junkies) and Mayer Hawthorne. The Stones Throw Fam. was definitely in the building. Sent a special shout out of love and respect to the memory of my homie, Mark Adams R.I.P., who passed away March 5, 2011.
March 5, 2011 - New video and music on the Video and Music page.
Jan. 1, 2010 - HAPPY NEW YEAR TO EVERYONE!!! LOVE PEACE AND FUNKY BEATZ ALL THE WAY IN 2011!!!
November 29, 2010 - In Chicago, solidifying the new show with the band. Early 2011 is when it all truly unfolds. New album. Heavy tour schedule. Funky Fresh collabs. It's all big bumpin hip funkin from here on in fam. Momentum.
November 15, 2010 - NYC was great! Friday,
I did a short set with Q-Tip at the Ace hotel in NYC that was bangin as well.
Rocked some old and a new joint, "I Be Trippin." This was a totally
different crowd than Sat. and they showed the same kinda love as my older fans.
Full appreciation mode1 Then, the show Saturday night, what a blessing. Funk no
chaser. NY really showed a brother love. I saw musicians I hadn't seen in many
years. It was such a blessing hearing the crowd singing the lyrics along with
me. Full appreciation mode! Check back as we are finalizing more dates right soon!
November 4, 2010 - The funk is set to drop in NYC!I will perform at The Big Classic Show
& Dance being held at The Park Central Hotel, New York, NY, on November 13,
2010. If you are in the New York area, check out the Soul Party NYC website for tickets... http://www.ohm1.com/soulpartynyc.htm I'm looking forward to getting down in New York.
Sept. 15, 2010 - For those of you who have been asking for info on the New York gig, here's the low down...November 13, 2010 Saturday -Big Classic Show & Dance The Park Central Hotel. See Tour Dates for details.
August 7, 2010 - Check
out the NEW FUNK I'm doing. I'm featured vocalist on the track "FOR MY
HOMIES", the 2nd track part of the new Dam-Funk Hood-Pass-Intact maxi single.
Dam (short for Damon) and I collaborated on this, I wrote the vocals and he
wrote the music. "For My Homies" will also be an album cut on my new
album. World family, THIS FUNK IS FOR YOU!!!http://www.stonesthrow.com/store/12-inch/damfunk/hood-pass-intact-maxi-12-inch
August 5, 2010 - The funk is set to drop in NYC!I will perform at The Big Classic Show
& Dance being held at The Park Central Hotel, New York, NY, on November 13,
2010. I will be singing songs I haven't sang in years. "Watching You"
and much more.(Additional tour dates and places
are in the works both here in the states and the UK and Europe and will be
posted when they are solidified.)
August 1, 2010 -Steve and Stones Throw Records have hooked up. Be
on the lookout for some NEW TRUE FUNK coming out later this year on the Stones
Throw Record Label.
June 17, 2010 - I'm vibing on a lot of new and old music, it's a continuous study. I'm very interested in the new music scenes, all of them. I'm always asking younger people, who and what are you listening to. But at the same time, it's essential to study the past as well, as together, these are the building blocks for the future. There is so much to learn and appreciate as the music changes from one generation to the next. Younger and older generations have much to learn from each other, throw the egos aside and let's dance.
April 18, 2010 - Love, Peace and Funky Beats to All...The Invade March 6, 2010 - Thanks to everyone for all the birthday wishes
yesterday. I'm thankful I'm still here. I'm thankful I'm still here and
funkin. Big blessings and long life to everyone. The Invade!
DEC 31, 2009 - DUE
TO AN UNFORTUNATE INCIDENT, OUR WEBSITE WENT DOWN AND LOST MUCH OF IT'S
CONTENT. WE ARE ATTEMPTING TO RESTORE AND RECREATE THE WEBSITE AT THIS TIME. IN
THE MEANTIMEPLEASE TO LISTEN AND PURCHASE STEVE'S NEW CD "PURE THANG,"