Originally from Bridgeport, Connecticut, Steve Minotti now resides in Deerfield Beach, Florida. Steve started performing and captivating audiences at the age of 17. He has played coffee houses, clubs, festivals and concert venues all over his home state of Florida and along the East coast. These include Kenny’s Castaways in NYC & Douglas Corner Café in Nashville, In 1992, he spent a month touring Brazil along with his band Peace Man. Steve has opened up for Donna The Buffalo and Blues Traveler at the 2008 Garlic Festival. He was cast as
Neil Diamond in the recreation of “The Last Waltz” at the Crest Theater at the Delray Beach Cultural Arts Center. Steve was a regular at the legendary Elwood’s Dixie BBQ in Delray Beach for 9 years. In December of 2010, he performed for Chrystal Hartigan’s Songwriter's Showcase with some of the most promising songwriters in South Florida. He also lends a hand throughout the tri-county area for such events as the 11th thru 16th Medical Marijuana Benefit Concerts and the Everglades Awareness Benefits held at Tobacco Road, and also Surfers For Autism. He has been the Entertainment Chair for the American Cancer Society's “Relay For Life” Lighthouse Point/Deerfield Beach Chapter for 4 years in a row.
He's co-hosted an internet radio show with Jacqueline Jax on A.V.A. LiveRadio.com and is a repeat guest on WDJA 1420 AM, WSBR 740 AM as well as appearing on WLRN 91.3 FM with Michael Stock
This 30+ year veteran is all about the music and worked with Electra Groove Recording Artist Shawn “Guitar” Starski (who also hails from Deerfield Beach and who toured with Jason Ricci & The New Blood) on his critically acclaimed debut solo CD “The Gallery” and it shows this songwriter's dedication to the musical arts.
In January 2016, he released his new CD “Hats Off” with producer James McVay, Chuck Fiore on
bass, drummer Barry Bernstein and brother Kenny on
guitars, banjo and background vocals.
Steve has been influenced by some of the greatest singer/songwriters of the 60’s and 70’s like Buddy Holly, Bob Dylan, James Taylor, Jackson Browne, & Cat Stevens to name a few. Come join him for a trip back in time when the words and melodies had meaning and impact in our lives and enjoy his new spin on the 70’s songwriting sound.
concurs that love is a tough topic to tackle. “The
dictionary is one of my favorite books, and I had
just purchased a brand-new one the day I wrote ‘In
the Definition,’ ” he reveals. “I was looking to
write a timeless wedding piece, a simple two-chord
song. [Having] married and divorced and lived the
lifestyle of a rock star, I thought I knew the
meaning, but not until I met a young artist did my
heart skip that beat and I felt that lump in the pit
of my stomach. I felt like a 17-year-old kid again,
a fumbling, bumbling nervous wreck.” Yet he doesn’t
sound nervous when he sings, “You’re the gold and
you’re the diamonds/You are all the tea in china/A
rose garden and a palace, a shooting star, aurora
borealis/Everything I love and everything I want.”
Cupid clearly hit Minotti with his arrow."
- Colleen Dougher
a magazine that publishes behind a mission of
promoting local art and music comes across someone
like Steve Minotti it is happily reminded of the
natural overlap between the scenes associated with
both local art and local music. As a musician with
over 30 years of experience performing right here in
South Florida, Steve is the real musician's
Magazine #6 Fall 2009)
"There is no mistaking this seasoned professional
musician as he 'has created an easily recognizable
stage persona in his signature floppy jesters cap
playing gigs that combine a lighthearted pose with
- Beth Feinstein-Bartl (Sun-Sentinel/Showtime)
"Steve Minotti isn’t
the only songwriter to compare love to a butterfly —
Dolly Parton, Mariah Carey, Weezer and others have
done the same. But when Minotti begins “Butterfly”
by singing, “I’m not trying to change the woman that
you are/Because you can’t keep a butterfly bottled
up in a jar,” it’s difficult not to keep listening."