|Birth name Steve Soto|
Instruments Guitar, bass, vocals
|Years active 1978–present|
Name Steve Soto
|Born August 23, 1963 (age 52) (1963-08-23) |
Genres punk rock, hardcore punk, skate punk, pop punk.
Labels Frontier Records, Triple X Records, S.O.S. Records
Associated acts The Adolescents, Agent Orange, Legal Weapon, Joyride, Manic Hispanic, 22 Jacks, Steve Soto and the Twisted Hearts, Punk Rock Karaoke
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Steve Soto (born August 23, 1963) is an American musician. Soto is a multi-talented instrumentalist, performing regularly on Guitar and Bass Guitar, as well as adding vocal harmonies on many musical acts such as Jack Grisham's group the Manic Low as well as Guitar and Backing Vocals on CJ Ramone's Album American Beauty as well as touring and performing on guitar He was once part of California punk rock band Agent Orange, and started The Adolescents in 1980. performing on Bass guitar in both bands, respectfully.
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- Legal Weapon
- Adolescents Reunion
- Personal life
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When The Adolescents broke up in 1981, Soto, together with Frank Agnew, joined the Los Angeles-based band Legal Weapon, performing on bass guitar from 1981-1982.
In 1986 The original Adolescents line-up reunited to perform a concert at Fenders Ballroom in Long Beach, California. The Concert was a major success with fans and critics alike, which lead to the reformation of the original group. Line-up changes including lead singer Tony Brandenburg leaving to join the Flower Leperds (A.K.A. Tony Cadena, Tony Reflex) caused Rikk Agnew to share vocal duties with Soto. 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".
Soto's ancestry is Mexican American.