Steph Morin is a Canadian country singer-songwriter born in Montreal. His music career started in the early 2000s, in a local bar where he used to hang out with his friends. He asked a singer if he could play a few songs between his two sets and the guy said ok! He was hired on the spot by the owner and he played there for 6 months in a row at the age of 17. After playing covers in the Quebec area for a few years, he decided to hit the road with his own material.
He built his name on the Quebec scene as an authentic performer who loves to meet his audience. He played many benefit shows through the years and he is always down to help a good cause with his music.
In 2007, he discovered an album called ‘Lost Highway’ by Bon Jovi, a completely different album than what we normally hear form this band that they recorded in Nashville with a Country approach. Steph fell in love with the country vibe, the lyrics / songwriting style, the steel guitar and violin sounds that he was not that familiar with at the moment, and he started listening to artists Luke Bryan, Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton, as well as many other country artists that slowly started to take over the best spots in his daily playlist. It then became his new and primary musical inspiration.
It was in 2015 that his english career took off. Being a huge Springsteen and Bon Jovi fan, he likes to hang out in New Jersey where his heroes were born, and this is where he met a local musician in a music store in Asbury Park. Steph played him one of his new songs and the guy said ”Man, you have to release that… you sound great!”. Back to his hotel room with his new guitar, he wrote ‘LAST TRAIN’, which later became his first single to make it to the radio as well as the foundation of his new project.
Back in Montreal, his new musical adventure began. He called his friends and rushed in the studio where he produced ‘I Won’t Forget You’, his debut english album that he released in June 2018, recorded at MediaMusique and mastered at the famous Sterling Sound in NYC.
Since then, his material has been well received by medias all across Canada & the United States. In 2018, Quebec voted for him and his song ‘Last Train’ that ended up in the Top 10 (#6 /more than a hundred bands) in a contest to open for Bon Jovi at the Bell Center hosted by Evenko. He played Le Ministère in Montreal for two nights to present his new music, various summer festivals in the province of Quebec, small venues in Ontario & in the North-East of the United States. He also appeared/performed in several radio shows, and this is just the beginning of his journey.
Steph is currently working on a new country album to be released in Fall 2023, which will impose his name even more in the New-Country music industry. His latest radio singles performed pretty well in country radios and the singer even earned his first number one spots with ‘Summertime’ and ‘Grab That Beer Buddy’.
The future is bright for Steph Morin who really found his way vocally & lyrically. Be ready, you are about to hear his name more than once in the next few years.