“Hollywood” Steve Gaspár is a Grammy Nominated songwriter, producer and keyboardist and former Epic/CBS recording artist with the act “STEPHEN & SUZANNE”. While signed to Epic, Steve’s song “PROMISE ME” earned a “Single-Pick” in Billboard Magazine.
Steve is a three-time winner of the John Lennon Songwriting Contest with the songs “HEALER OF HEARTS” in the Gospel Category, and “HEAVEN MUST-A-SENT YOU” and “LOVE IS WHEN…” in the Pop Category.
The second song “HEAVEN MUST-A-SENT YOU” also earned him a Grammy Nomination in the preliminary round of judging for “R&B Song of the Year” through its activity on the CD “13 STORIES OVER TIMES SQUARE”, while “HEALER OF HEARTS” was also the winner of the coveted “Best Inspirational Song” award at the 1st Annual Ensound Music Awards Show. He has had numerous songs recorded by Artists on Major and Independent Labels Domestically and Internationally.
Included in those, is the placement of his song “I CAN’T HIDE (WHAT’S IN MY HEART)” on the Peak/Concord project “LOVE & LIFE” by American Idol star LATOYA LONDON. Other writer/producers on that project include David Foster, Narada Michael Walden, Rex Rideout and Barry Eastmond.
His collaboration with Grammy winning producer Morgan Ames yielded the song “SAFE WITH YOU”, which appears on the Polygram Album “FIRST CLASS”, by artist Donna McAfee. Additionally his song “THE REASON” recently appeared on an ABC Extreme Makeover Home Edition DVD.
He is also proud to have worked as one of the Songwriter/Producers with the very hot Jamaican group, TOISIS. Steve’s recently returned from Jamaica where he wrote and produced two tracks for their album in Kingston. He’ll be returning to the Island this April to finish the project!
Songwriting collaborators include BERNARD JACKSON from the group, SURFACE, (Remember “SHOWER ME WITH YOUR LOVE”?), Peter McCann, (writer of Jennifer Warren’s smash “RIGHT TIME OF THE NIGHT”), and Lisa Ratner, (writer of Barbra Streisand’s “KISS ME IN THE RAIN”).
A classically trained pianist who’s appeared as soloist with the New Haven Symphony Orchestra, the Bridgeport Symphony and the University of Connecticut Symphony Orchestra, Steve has also performed and recorded on Hammond B-3 and Piano with such notable “Pop/R&B” artists as Edgar Winter, B.B. King, James Brown, Peter Criss from KISS, Liberty DeVito from the Billy Joel Band, and The Shaboo & Mohegan Sun Allstars, as well as his latest endeavor, The Hollywood Allstars!
Over the last several years, he and his publishing company, Hollywood Music East have established a strong reputation within the Industry for writing and producing strong, radio friendly, Pop, R&B/Crossover, and Inspirational tracks. “Hollywood” is a board member of SGA, and a member of NARAS, NAPM, and is currently a SESAC affiliated writer with both SESAC (EAST OF HOLLYWOOD) and BMI (HOLLYWOOD MUSIC EAST) affiliated Publishing Companies.