Steve Oriet, friends call me Steve O. I was born and raised in River Canard/Lasalle Ontario, Canada and currently live in Windsor Ontario.
I grew up listening to all genres of music, everything from rock to pop to rap and country. In fact, my father is and has always been my biggest inspiration because he balanced an incredible business life with being a very talented guitar player and singer. I loved listening to him play at weddings, churches, family gatherings and he is why my deep appreciation and love of music grew.
When I hit 17 my buddy and I took a spontaneous road trip to Grandbend, Ontario and on the way he cranked up some music. It was all Tim McGraw and Kenney Chesney and from that point on I was in love with country music.
When I was 19 years old my Dad and I listened to CMT and Jason Aldean’s new song “Why”. I turned and said to my Dad “I gotta learn to play guitar so I can play this song”. I learned on my father’s 6 string Washburn and from that day on, I was hooked.
I started writing music and was recently blessed with having the opportunity to collaborate in Nashville with the Steve O’Brien on my song Stomp, soon to be released and Alex Seier on my song Diggin on You which is now released. The one and only Johnny Dwinell and his fabulous team at DareDevil Production gave life to my dream recording these songs in Nashville.
Still more to come with my next release “The Way You Make Me”. My life is entwined with Country Music and there is so much more to accomplish.