Steve Conte

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Steve Conte
Steve Conte - Ilosaarirock 2011.jpg
Steve Conte performing at the 2011 Ilosaarirock festival with Michael Monroe band.
Background information
Born (1965-09-23) September 23, 1965 (age 50)
Origin New York, USA
Genres Rock
Occupation(s) Singer, Musician
Instruments Guitar, vocals
Associated acts Company Of Wolves
Crown Jewels
The Contes
New York Dolls
Yoko Kanno, Shanti Snyder
Steve Conte & The Crazy Truth
The Michael Monroe Band

Steve Conte (born September 23, 1965) is an American singer and rock musician and lead singer of the band Steve Conte NYC. He is perhaps more popularly known for his collaborations with composer Yoko Kanno, as well as being former lead guitarist of the New York Dolls.


Conte first became known to the music industry in the early 1990s as the songwriter and guitarist of the band Company of Wolves (Mercury Records). After the Wolves breakup in 1992 he went on to form the band Crown Jewels with his brother John Conte, and in 2003 the pair made an album under the name The Contes. In 2004, Steve Conte joined the New York Dolls as a guitarist and vocalist he would remain there until 2010 when he joined Michael Monroe's new band.

Steve also worked with composer Yoko Kanno, and lyricist Tim Jensen on soundtracks to anime series. Works include the opening theme to Wolf's Rain titled Stray, as well as the tracks "Heaven's Not Enough", and "Could You Bite the Hand?". All three appear on the OST albums.[1] Steve also was involved in singing some music in some episodes of Cowboy Bebop, as well as the 2001 film most notably for the song "Call Me Call Me," as well as "Words That We Couldn't Say," "No Reply," and "Diggin'." He also sang "Rain" on the OST CD, which is sung by Mai Yamane in the series. He would later sing alongside Shanti Snyder on "Living Inside the Shell," the ending theme to 2004's Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIG. He also performed on the duet "The Garden of Everything" with Japanese singer Maaya Sakamoto on her RahXephon-related single "Tune the Rainbow." In 2007 Steve provided the vocals for the video game Sonic and the Secret Rings. He sings the closing credits song titled "Worth a Chance," as well as the game's main theme "Seven Rings in Hand."

Steve was involved with the band Steve Conte & The Crazy Truth and produced a debut album on October 20, 2009 which was released through Varèse Sarabande Records. In 2010 Conte joined Michael Monroe's new band, The Michael Monroe Band where he is a guitarist, along with fellow New York Doll and bassist Sami Yaffa.[2]

In September 2014, Steve provided solo acoustic guitar accompaniment with Angelina Jordan, winner of Norway's Got Talent (Norske Talenter), on the American television program "The View."

Selected discography[edit]

With Company of Wolves[edit]

  • Company of Wolves (1990, Mercury Records)
  • Shakers and Tambourines (1998, Ryf Records)
  • Steryl Spycase (2001, Ryf Records)

With Crown Jewels[edit]

  • Spitshine (1996, Thunderdog Recordings)
  • Linoleum (1998, Thunderdog Recordings)
  • "Bubble And Squeak" - Best Of w/ 2 unreleased tracks (2000, Thunderdog Recordings)

With The Contes[edit]

  • Bleed Together (2003, Thunderdog Recordings)

With New York Dolls[edit]

With Steve Conte & The Crazy Truth[edit]

With Steve Conte[edit]

With Michael Monroe[edit]


  1. ^ Patrick King (September 2004). "Wolf's Rain OST". Animefringe. Retrieved June 17, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Soundi's report of the Michael Monroe band's changed line-up.". March 16, 2010. Retrieved June 17, 2015. 

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