Steve Arvey born in Chicago in 1957 where he still resides. Steve started working as a sideman on the Chicago Blues scene in the late 70’s playing bass guitar,( played bass for Bo Diddley) guitar, and drums behind such Blues Legends as Hubert Sumlin, Jimmy Rogers, Big Smokey Smothers, Homesick James, Andrew Brown, Lefty Dizz, Big Moose Walker, BB Big Voice Odum, Detroit Jr., Lovie Lee, Carey Bell, Big Jack Johnson, Sam Carr, Frank Frost, Lester Davenport. Eddie Taylor, Sam Lay, Eddie Clearwater, Sugar Blue, Abb Locke, Hip Linkchain, Sammy Lawhorn, Junior Wells, Sammy Fender and others.
Steve formed his own Band in the early 80’s called West Side Heat. With 10 CD’s to his name Arvey has traveled the world over bringing his music to Spain, England, Ireland, Scotland, France, Australia, Canada, Costa Rica and Italy. Steve has been signed to Warner Music and has played at the prestiguous Byron Bay Blues and Roots festival in Australia with top name acts Like REM and Dave Matthew’s. He also now holds the Record at the Chicago Blues Festival with 7 years of straight performances at the Best Buy Stage. Steve just finished performing at Fringe Festival in Scotland which has the worlds top artists performing. Steve Arvey has been performing at all the top festivals in the world for the last 28 years.