Steve Marriner at The Dream Cafe

Event Dates:
  • Thu June 6, 2019 6:00 PM
  • Event Cost: $27 - $37

Doors: 6:00pm, Show: 8:00pm
Tickets: Premium: $37   Wings: $27
Reservations: Please call 250-490-9012 to reserve your table

Steve Marriner was born in 1984 in Ottawa, Ontario. He is a Canadian multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter and record producer based in Toronto, Ontario. He first garnered attention in the Ottawa blues scene in his early teens as a prodigy blues harp (harmonica) player at eleven years of age. He studied the harmonica with Ottawa-based bluesman Larry “The Bird” Mootham.[2] After a year of tutelage, Marriner began joining The Bird and his band on stage in Ottawa-area clubs. Before taking the stage for the first time, Marriner was bestowed with the moniker “Southside Steve,” a reference to his home on the South end of Ottawa. This stage name was used for the next several years.

In the summer of 1998, at the age of thirteen, “Southside Steve” met guitarist Tony D, (Tony Diteodoro)[3] and would perform regularly with him at The Rainbow Bistro. The two would later form MonkeyJunk with drummer Matt Sobb in 2008. Since 2008, he has been the frontman, singer, one of two guitarists and harmonica player for the Canadian rock’n’roll-blues group MonkeyJunk. The band’s album To Behold won the 2011 Juno Award for Blues Album of the Year.