Biography

Steven Robert Millar (born on November 06, 1982) is a singer-songwriter and guitarist, originally from Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

About

Millar is a Canadian born musician who moved to the United States at the young age of 14. Shortly after arriving he began playing guitar with a few friends he had met while attending High School in Wisconsin. After a couple years of various musical explorations, Millar began playing the saxophone as well as the guitar in a ska punk band by the name of Insult to Injury. One successful album later, the band dis parted. Millar then moved to Milwaukee Wisconsin where he attended the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. During this period Millar produced two solo albums, Now and Then & Attention, which received praise in the underground college music scene. Millar’s latest musical venture was the lead guitarist as well as lead vocalist for the acclaimed Milwaukee band The Rest. He recently played a couple shows with a short-lived musical mosaic band by the name of Manacondor.


Musical History

Insult To Injury
Insult to Injury was an Appleton, Wisconsin Ska punk band which Millar had played both guitar as well as saxophone. Formed with Casey Frank, Steve and Casey pieced together what ended up being an eight piece band. Millar was credited to most of the writing for both guitar as well as the horn arrangements for the band. What started as a local band ended up gaining some strong attention in the mid-west. During the bands history they played with the likes of Mustard Plug, Less than Jake, and MU330. The band ended up going their own ways in 1999.


The Rest
Known for their high-energy live shows, The Rest became the house band for an entire year at the historic Up & Under Pub in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The band had received extremely positive press until their break-up in 2006. Although playing the occasional cover song the bands regiment was generally written by either Millar or the keyboardist. The reason the band dissipated was mainly due to musical differences. Several bands have formed from this break up.


Manacondor
Manacondor was formed from Millar and fellow musician from The Rest, bass player Paul Fleming, who is now part of the band John the savage. They were joined by Michael Stewart, a drummer from the Indie rock band, Those Royals, who is now in Fable and the World Flat. After only a few shows the band parted.

Insult to Injury - 1996 -1999
Solo Projects - 2000 - 2005
The Rest - 2005 - 2006
Manacondor - 2006 - 2006
Solo Projects - 2006 - Present


Edited by stevemillar on 4 Sep 2008, 21:56

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