Bio

Stevie Blacke is an arranger and multi-instrumentalist from Los Angeles California. Known as "that string guy" (playing violin, viola, cello & double bass), Stevie is also well versed in electric and acoustic guitars, mandolin, mando-cello, electric violin, electric bass, banjo, dobro, lap steele, saz, sitar, esraj, Erhu, even autoharp. These are all instruments Stevie Blacke has in his closet. And they do not just sit there, Stevie plays each and every one of these when it is called for.

Stevie Relaxing photo

This is why as an instrumentalist Stevie has recorded and/or performed with some of the most recognized people in the business including Beck, P!nk, Madonna, Weezer, Gary Clark Jr, Foreigner, Seether, Cher, Avenged Sevenfold, Joe Cocker, Garbage, Editors, Alice in Chains, Matchbox Twenty, Timbaland with Elton John, Michael Stipe with Mandy Moore, Rihanna, Coheed & Cambria, Colbie Callait, Anna Nalick, Matcbox Twenty, Rob Thomas solo, Snoop Doggy Dog, Chingy, Aaliyah, and Dan Hicks & the Hot Licks.

Producers Stevie has worked with have included Nigel Godrich, Steve Lillywhite, Brendan O’Brien, Timbaland, Butch Vig, Jaquire King, Rick Rubin, Matt, Serletic, Nick Raskulinecz, Mike Elizondo, Brian Howes, Ken Andrews, Jeff Trott, Tommy Torres, Greg Wells, Marshall Altman, Oliver Leiber, Matt Mahaffey, Tony Hoffer.

Recently Stevie was asked to arrange perform and contract a quartet for Miley Cyrus’s MTV Unplugged which featured special guest Madonna. Other tv appearances have included The NewNowNext awards with Ke$ha, the Tonight Show with Jay Leno playing violin for Chingy, Snoop Dog and Ludicris, a PBS show performing with Minnie Driver and Jimmy Kimmel Live where he arranged for a string/horn section and played with the house band on Oscar night. Stevie has produced songs that have been featured in movies and television, including "Smallville", the Harrison Ford movie "Firewall", and "the Visitors" with Nicole Kidman. An arrangement of a classical piece Stevie did was featured in "Jesse James" starring Brad Pitt.

Stevie has a degree from the Berklee College of Music and studied privately with Grammy nominated mandolinist David Grisman. He was born in London, England and raised in the United States. The son of an internationally renowned classical pianist, this talented multi-instrumentalist / songwriter / producer endorses D'Addario Strings, Mojave Audio, Royer Microphones and Sibelius Notation Software.