About the Producer
Steve Kercher is a performing songwriter, recording artist, and producer. His song The Friend of Africa features the internationally acclaimed African Children’s Choir, as well as legendary bassist Abraham Laboriel, drummer John JR Robinson (Quincy Jones, Michael Jackson), and guitarist/producer Marty Walsh (Supertramp, Leann Rimes). His instrumental Maiden Voyage has been featured on NPR and licensed to PBS’s Roadtrip Nation.
Kercher studied voice performance, songwriting, and music business at the Berklee College of Music. While there he took a course in stage performance with Livingston Taylor and attended a songwriting masterclass with Billy Joel. He also studied Classical Guitar with David Patterson (M.A. New England Conservatory). The Steve Kercher Band has opened for the legendary Rock band, KANSAS, and toured the country of Turkey twice.
Kercher has been a guest lecturer on the subjects of Music Business, Music Production, Entertainment Marketing & Public Relations, and Career Development at the University of Massachusetts, Berklee College of Music, and The New England Institute of Art and Communications where he also developed music industry courses. He has produced and promoted concerts for gold and platinum-selling artists and Grammy Award winners. He has worked with music students of all ages both privately and in groups, running summer music performance camps on Boston’s Northshore.