As a musician, Steven V. Taylor has recorded 9 albums, two charting singles, and his music has been featured on some of TV’s biggest hits including Melrose Place, Beverly Hills 90210, and Party of Five, along with several major motion pictures including HBO’s Bronx Tale, The Commandments and North Beach. His band The Uninvited has played over 5,000 shows, sharing the stage with a host of rock legends from Cheap Trick to Blues Traveler.
Before starting down his musical path, Steven was interested in career opportunities in the field of Piracy. In pursuit of a swashbuckling life he attended the California Maritime Academy, graduating with a Third Mate’s license. After college he worked in the sub-zero temperatures of the Arctic, sailing on oil rig supply boats in the Bering Sea, and spent time on a dilapidated oil tanker on the Eastern Seaboard, but none of it came close to the romanticized pirate lifestyle he envisioned as a child.
Finally, in the late 1990’s, Taylor realized his pirate dream – not as a sailor, but as a touring musician:
“You roll into town, burn the house to the ground, grab the money and get the hell out before the cops show up.”
On the road he met the girl of his dreams, made a couple of tiny pirates, and settled in Northern California. Though slightly more domesticated, he and The Uninvited still venture out on raids from time to time.