|Birth name||Stephen Eric Pearcy|
July 3, 1957 |
San Diego, California, U.S.
|Genres||Heavy metal, hard rock, glam metal, alternative metal, industrial|
|Occupation(s)||Musician, songwriter, Ex Producer, Producer, Author, record label owner 1995-present|
|Instruments||Vocals, guitar, major song writer.|
|Labels||Top Fuel Records, Top Fuel Records|
|Associated acts||Mickey Ratt, Ratt, Arcade, Vertex, Vicious Delite|
Stephen Eric Pearcy (born July 3, 1957) known as Stephen Pearcy is an American vocalist, creator of the platinum band Ratt. Now best known as the former lead singer, songwriter of their biggest hit's of the metal band Ratt, from 1983 until 1992, 1996 until 2000, and 2006 until 2014. He has also been in the bands Firedome, Crystal Pystal, Arcade, Vicious Delite, Vertex. He has also recorded (4) records as a solo artist.
Pearcy has also worked as an actor, playing the killer hippie, Timothy Bach, in the horror film Camp Utopia. And recently a small part in the short lived TV series "Wicked City"", with Mickey Ratt music and cover band in the episode.
In his early teens, Pearcy aspired to be a top fuel race car driver and expressed no desire to pursue a career in music. He listened to music and occasionally went to concerts in the 1970s, however he had not so much as played a note in his whole life. Fate interfered in the form of a hit-and-run driver who struck Pearcy while he was riding his bike one night during the summer of 1973. While he was in the hospital for (6) months recovering from his accident, somebody gave him an acoustic guitar. After fiddling around with the guitar for a short time, Pearcy decided to shift his vocational focus from driving race cars to playing music. Never losing his love for the sport. He sang in San Diego bands "Firedome" and "Crystal Pystal" until creating and writing original music for his band which he named Mickey Ratt in San Diego created 1977. Pearcy moved his band to Los Angeles after seeing a local band, Van Halen, at The Whisky a Go Go on Sunset Bvd. in 1978.
After he and the band moved to Los Angeles in 1980, the band's name was shortened to Ratt and the original lineup was solidified. Playing clubs like The Troubadour, The Roxy and The Whisky, Ratt amassed a large local following. After releasing an eponymous six song EP in 1983 selling 200,000 copies, Ratt released their breakthrough album Out of the Cellar on Atlantic Records in 1984. Opening arena shows and tours for ZZ Top, Ozzy Osbourn and Billy Squire. OOTC went on to sell (4) times multi-platinum. RATT was heading their own arena tours around the world for the next (10) years. After releasing (4) Multi platinum records and (3) gold albums, Pearcy left the band in February 1992. Pearcy and former Cinderella drummer Fred Coury formed the band Arcade in 1992. Arcade released a self-titled album in 1993 and another album the following year. In 1996, Pearcy dabbled with an industrial metal band called Vertex (with Megadeth's Al Pitrelli and drummer / electronic producer Hiro Kuretani). Pearcy reunited with Ratt in 1996, only to leave the band for a second time in 2000 on the eve of a tour due to differences over financial allocation amongst band members. Peary has recorded (4) Solo records under his own indie label Top Fuel Records. The latest "SMASH" due for release 2016. Stephen has also written music for NHRA ESPN2 Drag Racing. While co sponsoring Top Fuel cars since the mid 1980s.
On December 1, 2006 the website "Metal Sludge" reported that Pearcy and Juan Croucier might re-unite with Blotzer and Warren DeMartini and will thus, with Carlos Cavazo (Quite Riot) on guitars, will most likely stay with the This last re union last a few years due to inner turmoil and business. Pearcy again goes solo.
Pearcy has been touring as a Solo artist for sometime, even with hs return to the band he created over the years RATT. The new line up consists of drummer Greg D'Angelo (ex-White Lion, Antidivision, Lead Guitars for Pearcy's solo band, co writer Erik Ferentinos), guitarist Chris Hager, original Mickey Ratt guitarist, Rough Cutt), bassist Matt Thorn also in early version of RATT 1982 (Rough Cutt.)
On April 24, 2016 it was announced that Pearcy had quit Ratt to work on his label Top Fuel Records and other music business ventures, Producing, Creating - Marketing, and "Mic Knuckles (hands free Mic Holder) also TV-Movie production. Pearcy also adds Author to his credit with his book 2014 "Sex, Drugs & Ratt n' Roll" (Simon & Schuster) another book in progress for 2017. www.stephen-pearcy.com
Pearcy married American model Melissa Pearcy in 1999. The couple has one daughter, born July 25, 1995.
Stephen Pearcy Band members
|With||Year||Title||Label||US Billboard Peak||US sales|
|Ratt||1983||Ratt||Time Coast / Atlantic||133||300,000|
|1984||Out of the Cellar||Atlantic||7||4 million|
|1985||Invasion of Your Privacy||7||2 million|
|1988||Reach for the Sky||17||Platinum+|
|1991||Ratt & Roll 81-91||57||Gold|
|Vicious Delite||1995||Vicious Delite||Top Fuel Records|
|1999||Ratt||Portrait Records||169||Estimated 200,000 worldwide
Top Fuel Records
|2006||Fueler||Top Fuel Records|
|2008||Under My Skin||Top Fuel Records|
|Ratt||2010||Infestation||Loud & Proud / Roadrunner Records/WEA||30||50,000+|
"SMASH" DUE 2016-2017 TOP FUEL RECORDS DISTRIBUTION TBA
RATT (3) Long Form videos/DVD's 1985-2012 Platinum, Gold sales. RATT- Compilation's 81-91/Detonation/Tell The Wold/ 1985-2011