Steven Bryan effortlessly effuses Italian charm in his smooth acoustic pop songs with influences ranging from Bob Dylan to Thom Yorke.
Blessed with a soulful voice that alternates between smooth and rough tones, Steven fell in love with music at a very young age.
Born Francesco Dell’Orco in Milan, Italy, he grew up listening to a range of folk, rock and roll, soul, and his father’s classical music collection.
Moving around the world as a child, he took influence from American and British songwriters such as Bob Dylan, Simon & Garfunkel, The Beatles and Cat Stevens.
Landing in the UK in 2006, he played the acoustic London circuit garnering a love for all things British.
It was during an exhaustive 30-date tour of the East coast of America in 2010 that the songs for the debut album “One Way” came into being. Steven’s debut album was de- scribed by the press as “an entertaining guide to some of the finer points of the musical anatomy, with vocals that have all the low-key passion of James Morrison and Paulo Nutini, the whimsical, yet intense, emotion of David Gray with a soulful, continental twist”.
Steven signed a worldwide deal with Universal in May 2011.
His debut single, “Puppets On TV”, released by Right Track Records/Universal on 26th September 2011, is a wry and raucous slingshot at the shallowness of “Reality TV” and has been produced by Chris Goulstone of Goldfrapp/Massive Attack fame at the legendary Chapel Of Rock in Wiltshire, South West England.
"Puppets On TV" has been featured on BBC Radio 2, BBC London 94.9, Radio Caroline and Cool FM 97.4 in the UK and in well over 50 radio stations around the world.
“It's like my entire life has been building up to this moment”, he says. “I am out to prove that in the end it’s all about the music – and enjoying the ride”.
In 2012 Steven and his band played a series of sold-out UK shows, but after difficulties with the record label and his manager they eventually decided to part ways in 2013. "It wasn't as peaceful as I would have liked, and it left a deep scar to be honest. At one point I almost thought I was done with music, and frankly didn’t mind. I even went all the way to Australia, I just wanted to be far away from that world! But then something happened.. as soon as I said “Screw this!” I found myself writing songs like never before, probably out of anger and frustration. I went back to London in 2015 and started working on my new album almost immediately".
"Sing To Me" is the first single off the new album and has been released on June 3, 2016.
On June 23, 2017, the much-anticipated album "Gravity Always Wins" has been released on all main digital outlets.
"Dolled Up" is the second single off the new record and has been released on February 16, 2018.