Hollywood" Steve Gaspár is a Grammy Nominated songwriter/producer/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. He 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" earned 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 cuts 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. 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. He's also placed four (4) songs on the project "THIS IS WHAT I DO" by Bermuda Triangle R&B / Pop / Crossover recording artist, TIMMY MAIA.
His song "THE REASON" was used as the Closing Credit Soundtrack on a recent ABC Extreme Makeover Home Edition DVD.
Additionally he's written and produced three tracks for singer/actress AMY BRAVERMAN. Amy's appeared in Film ("JUST LOOKING" directed by Jason Alexander from Seinfeld), on Broadway in "WILL ROGERS FOLLIES", on Late Night with David Letterman, Saturday Night Live and Rosie O'Donnell. She's got quite an impressive bio which has prompted Steve to agree to help shop her project.
Also on his current schedule is a project by a new, very hot Jamaican group named TOISIS. Steve wrote and produced two tracks for their upcoming album in Kingston, Jamaica. They've got some very strong backing, including the Disney organization and Air Jamaica.
Steve's collaaborated with 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 Streisands "KISS ME IN THE RAIN").
A classically trained pianist, he has performed on Hammond B-3 and Piano with such notable "Pop/R&B" Icons as Edgar Winter, B.B. King, James Brown, Peter Criss from KISS and The Shaboo & Mohegan Sun Allstars.
Over the last several years, he and his publishing company Hollywood Music East have established a reputation 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. He currently resides in Connecticut where he teaches privately and lectures on Composition, Music Theory and Songwriting/Production.