Steve has been around since the 80s, as one of the founders of The Post Group, which started as five guys, and grew to become one of the biggest houses in town, with over 200 people. Steve rose to the top, and after 10 years as Senior Editor, left in 1989 to start SLP Productions.
Over the next 20+ years, before arriving at Chainsaw as the GM in 2012, he has picked up an Emmy, a Grammy, and an astonishing array of clients and projects as an editor, director, and producer: Paul McCartney, Elton John, Barbara Streisand, Van Halen, BB King, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, James Brown, Blink 182, Yanni, Mavis Staples, Meatloaf, The USC Shoah Foundation, Pee-Wee's Playhouse, and yes, you guessed it, Prince.
"I edited a concert for him, and established a relationship through that," Steve tells us. "I was his go-to guy for anything music video-, concert-, or behind the scenes-related, for six years." This included editing Prince's films Sign 'o' the Times and Graffiti Bridge, music videos including "Kiss," "Batdance" (both of which were #1 US singles), "Diamonds & Pearls," and many more.
It also included extensive touring with Prince, which led to this jaw-dropping video. Simple enough – Prince and a few members of his band during a soundcheck in Osaka, riffing on George Gershwin's "Summertime," from the musical Porgy & Bess.