If you want something bad enough, you have to go after it. Period. Anyone who has been successful has been told by others it will never happen but despite that, the real believers still chased their dreams. The story of Belgium born Steve Katz, is a perfect example of what happens when see your dreams through. Since Katz was fourteen, he knew he always wanted to be a musician. And like others before him that have tried to enter the cloudy jungle of the music business, he struggled. However, Katz, didn’t let that stop him, he did what he needed to make it work; he went to school, had a full time job- you know, did what your “supposed” to do as an adult (yeah right!). Still it wasn’t what he wanted to do. His dream - at times – may have seemed far off to others but Katz didn’t listen, he kept moving forward.
So, what did Katz do? Well, three years, he quit his job, packed his stuff and headed for the road to see where his music would take him. That road, lead him around the world, finding home in places like Nepal, Israel and India. Along the way, Katz learned more about himself and his travels only enhanced his abilities to constantly create music, “My diverse background has helped shape me both as a person and as a musician by opening my mind to different cultures, ways of life and forms of art.”
Katz eventually made his way to the U.S. where he spent endless hours hustling around the New York City music scene. And although the New York music scene is tough, Katz was welcomed, thanks to his unique folk rock sound and his devotion to his performances. “My goal in my shows is help people forget their daily routines and stresses for an hour or two, to help fuel up their souls, and to put a smile on their faces,” he adds, “Once I start playing I am at ease.”
When Katz isn’t busy playing around the country, he is putting the finishing touches on his debut album (Katz offers songs on his MySpace page www.myspace.com/katzsteve). If there’s one lesson that can learned from Steve Katz it’s that ambition and dreams can really drive to some incredible places, if you are willing to ride it out. “I see my music as an expression of my feelings and my voice, which is obviously different from those of other artists. I truly believe that every person is unique and has their own qualities, voice, and sound.”