Steve Millar photo shoot
|Birth name||Steven Robert Millar|
November 6, 1982 |
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
|Years active||1996 – present|
|Associated acts||The Rest
Insult to Injury
Steven Robert Millar (born November 6, 1982) is a singer-songwriter and guitarist, originally from Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Millar has been compared to the likes of John Mayer, Jack Johnson (musician), James Morrison (singer), as well as Ben Harper.
Millar is a Canadian-born musician who moved to the United States at the age of 14. Shortly afterwards, he began playing guitar with a few friends he had met while attending Xavier High School in Appleton, Wisconsin. After a couple years of various musical explorations, Millar began playing the saxophone as well as the guitar in a ska punk band by the name of Insult to Injury. One successful album later, the group disbanded. Millar then moved to Milwaukee Wisconsin where he attended the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee and studied business. During this period Millar produced two solo albums, Now and Then & Attention, which received praise in the underground college music scene. Millar's latest musical venture was as lead guitarist and lead vocalist for the Milwaukee band The Rest. He recently played a couple shows with a short-lived musical mosaic band by the name of Manacondor.
Insult To Injury
Insult to Injury was an Appleton, Wisconsin ska punk band that featured Millar on both guitar and saxophone. Millar pieced together what became an eight-piece band.and was credited with most of the writing for the band's guitar and horn arrangements. Starting as a local band, the group gained attention throughout the Midwest, playing with more-established bands such as Mustard Plug, Less than Jake, and MU330. Insult to Injury split up in 1999.
Known for their high-energy live shows, The Rest became the house band for an entire year at the historic Up & Under Pub in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The band had received extremely positive press until their break-up in 2006. Although playing the occasional cover song the bands regiment was generally written by either Millar or the keyboardist. The reason the band dissipated was mainly due to musical differences. Several bands have formed from this break up.
Manacondor was formed from Millar and fellow musician from The Rest, bass player Paul Fleming, who is now part of the band John the savage. They were joined by Michael Stewart, a drummer from the Indie rock band, Those Royals, who is now in Fable and the World Flat. After only a few shows the band parted.
Insult to Injury - 1996 -1999
Solo Projects - 2000 - 2005
The Rest - 2005 - 2006
Manacondor - 2006 - 2006
Solo Projects - 2006–Present
|Now And Then
|For You, Nostalgia
- Biography at garageband.com, Retrieved April 13, 2007