Steve Lucas is a Canadian session bassist and composer/producer with a wide-ranging list of recording and touring credits. He has recorded or performed with many award-winning artists and projects, including Bruce Cockburn (including the 2000 Juno Award winning album Breakfast in New Orleans, Dinner in Timbuktu), Ron Korb (including a 2016 Grammy Award nomination for album Asia Beauty), Loreena McKennitt, The Band’s Levon Helm and Garth Hudson, Big Sugar, Alan Frew, Moe Koffman, Seals & Crofts, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Rik Emmett, and the soundtrack for the 2009 Academy Award nominated film, Precious.
Steve’s original electronic music has been featured in television productions The Daily Show With Trevor Noah, The Daily Show With Jon Stewart, The Diary of Alicia Keys (DVD), NBC Dateline, Love it Or List It, Real Housewives of Atlanta, CNN’s Parts Unknown: Anthony Bourdain, Australia’s Top Model, eTalk Profile featuring Gwen Stefani, Auto Racing TSN, Canada AM, MTV Screen, Better Homes and Gardens, and more. Steve also wrote the theme songs for The Score Network’s This is the Score, and Pride TV’s Shout news program. He also performed and composed music for Leonard Cohen’s documentary film, This Beggar’s Description.
Steve has performed as a bassist on television shows such as The David Letterman Show, and the Juno Awards, has been featured in publications such as the New York Times, Bass Frontiers, Toronto’s NOW magazine, and has written published articles on music theory and technique applied to the bass guitar, for Canadian Musician Magazine.
As a member of the Jeans ‘n Classics music ensemble he has performed with many orchestras across North America, including Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, Tucson Symphony Orchestra, Austin Symphony Orchestra, and Reno Symphony Orchestra.
Steve also performs in musical theatre productions, including the recent 2019 North American premiere of Bend it like Beckham, a musical based on the hit film, as well as other shows such as The Lion King, Miss Saigon, and Mamma Mia.