Steve Soto

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Steve Soto
Steve Soto on stage with Adolescents at The Warped Tour
Background information
Born (1963-08-23) August 23, 1963 (age 53)
Occupation(s) Musician
Years active 1978–present
Associated acts

Steve Soto (born August 23, 1963) is an American musician. He was once part of California punk rock band Agent Orange, and started The Adolescents in 1980.[1]

When The Adolescents broke up, Soto, together with Frank Agnew, joined the Los Angeles-based band Legal Weapon.

In 1986 The Adolescents reunited. In 1988 Soto was the main vocalist in the band. In 1989 The Adolescents broke up.

Soto then went on to form the band Joyride with former Adolescent drummer Sandy Hanson. They released two albums, "Johnny Bravo" and "Another Month of Mondays", both on Dr. Dream records. While in Joyride he also started Manic Hispanic with Mike "Gabby" Gaborno and other members of the Cadillac Tramps and the Grabbers. The band has released four records on BYO Records, "The Menudo Incident"(1994), "The Recline of Mexican Civilization" (1998), "Mijo goes to Jr. College" (2002) and "Grupo Sexo" (2005). In 1996 he started the group 22 Jacks with Joe Sib from the group Wax; they toured extensively and released three records, "Uncle Bob"(1997) "Overserved" (1999) and "Going North" (2001) on the SideOneDummy label. In 2001 Soto joined Punk Rock Karaoke with Eric Melvin (NOFX) Greg Hetson (Bad Religion/Circle Jerks) and Derek O'Brien (Social Distortion, D.I., Agent Orange and Adolescents); they play "punk classics" live, letting members of the audience sing along. The Adolescents regrouped in 2001 and began performing live again, going on to release OC Confidential in 2005 and The Fastest Kid Alive in 2011 and American Dogs in Europe ep 2012 they continue to tour and will release a new record in 2013 they are currently signed to Concrete Jungle Records in Europe ...

Soto has also fronted the band Steve Soto and the Twisted Hearts with James Achor, Mike Duffy, Veikko Lepisto, and Mike Bolger and performs solo as a singer/songwriter. He has released two records with the Twisted Hearts; "An Exercise In Blue" and "West Coast Bound".


  1. ^ Huey, Steve. "Biography: The Adolescents". AMG. Retrieved 13 May 2010.