Lead Vocals/Acoustic Guitar/Keys/Percussion
Stephan (Steve) has been around music his entire life. As the son of an Elvis impersonator and accomplished musician, he grew up watching his Dad, knowing, that one day it would be him. Steve has been entertaining fans around the Bay Area for 10 years through a variety of forums and bands. Whether country, alternative or the funky bluesy rock’n roll sounds of BAYFIRE… Expect to see Steve playing music until he’s dead.
Vocals, Trombone, Keys, Percussion
Michael was born in Idaho and grew up in New Mexico. He’s been a musician for over 25 years and now resides in the San Francisco Bay Area. His instruments of choice are Yamaha trombones and Nord keyboards. He’s also addicted to acoustic pianos! Michael has played or collaborated with artists in the genres of folk, country, pop, latin, ska, funk, jazz, blues and hip hop. His biggest musical influences and inspirations are Dave Matthews, John Mayer, Billy Joel, Adele, Joss Stone, Gabe Dixon, Jason Mraz, Stevie Wonder, Counting Crows, Eric Hutchinson, Jack Johnson, Bob Schneider, David Gray, Bon Iver and Michael Franti.
Mark began his musical journey learning to play guitar, yet he found his listening and tastes increasingly drifting to focus on the bass playing within songs. Inspired by many bassists including Sting, Aston “Family Man” Barrett, Horace Panter, and Paul McCartney, Mark decided it was time to explore the possibilities of the bass guitar. This became a fortunate decision that has led to an ever greater passion for both the artistic and intellectual aspects of music. He would eventually find the opportunity to join an unnamed just-starting-out band that would become Bayfire. With the unique perspectives and spirit of collaboration within Bayfire, Mark endeavors to create bass lines that provide a solid rhythmic foundation with interesting melodic and harmonic qualities.