Terry Steele is a Two-Time Grammy Awards Nominee / a Two-Time ASCAP Award Winning Songwriter and has toured internationally as a professional recording artist ... with concert performances in Russia, Japan, China, Germany, Brazil, Jamaica, Israel, England as well as the USA ... touching the hearts and souls of millions of people around the world!
As a professional songwriter, Terry has written for -or- has collaborated with such megastar artists as Whitney Houston, Dionne Warwick, Starship, Hiroshima, Patti Labelle, Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross, The Spinners, Barry White, The Pointer Sisters, Arif Mardin, Natalie Cole, George Duke, and saxophonist Richard Elliott. As the principal writer of the blockbuster hit, Here And Now, (recorded by the late Luther Vandross) - Steele garnered a Grammy nomination for “Best Rhythm and Blues Song” in 1990. Terry Steele has held staff songwriting positions at EMI Music/SBK Records, Warner Chappell Music (USA), and most recently, the Germany- based music publishing house, CBM Entertainment (Europe) and Sony Music (South Africa).
Terry Steele has recorded three (3) internationally released solo albums/CDs and has recorded six (6) albums/CDs as lead singer for the renowned world-music band Hiroshima. Terry has also commanded the worldwide stage with leading roles in theatrical dance-plays and musical productions such as: Joey's Decision (UCLA Theater Touring Company), Things Ain't What They Used To Be (Russia), Mama, I Want To Sing (New York Cast),The Names Quilt (USA Cast), The Living Legends Concert Series (European Cast), and in 2007 he took his first leap into the starring role of the hugely successful off-Broadway Production, Here And Now: The Legacy of Luther Vandross. Additionally, Terry Steele is currently authoring his first non-fiction book entitled, The Chronicles Of A Songwriter and is recording his fourth solo CD; "Studio Sessions" with a projected release in late Summer 2018.
Terry Steele holds a Bachelor of Music Degree (UCLA), a Master Degree in Musicology and a Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology from Amhurst Music Conservatoire (UK).