Meet “King” Steve

By Angie Mack Reilly April 2016

“King” Steve is a seasoned, Milwaukee-born native who was heavily influenced by James Brown, Michael Jackson, Al Green, Luther Vandross, Rick James and Smoky Robinson.

Growing up without a father in the home, Steve chose James Brown to be his surrogate mentor.   He spent countless hours listening to songs like “Super Bad” and “Papa’s got a Brand New Bag” while mastering the art of mimicking James Brown.

“King” Steve impersonated James Brown in July 2016 at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts.  The Hansberry-Sands Theatre Company presented “Let’s Party!  A Journey through Song…” which was a Duke Ellington Tribute sponsored by the Milwaukee Club Frontiers.  “King” Steve has also performed as a James Brown impersonator at festivals such as “Bronzeville Days” in Milwaukee.

“King” Steve has mastered the art of impersonating Michael Jackson as well.  “I always wanted the total package that Michael Jackson had,”  says Steve.  One song that he rehearsed to  was the Jackson Five’s “Never Can Say Goodbye” song as he tried to nail down Jackson’s stage persona.

Steve has also performed around Milwaukee at  Jean’s Supper Club, Diamond’s Lounge, Jamie’s Club Theatre and Transfer Pizza.  Contact:


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