Folk \ Alternative \ Adult Contemporary
Steve Maloney is a tender balladeer hailing from St. John’s, Newfoundland. Known for his velvet-tinged baritone and expansive range, Maloney’s contemporary croon maintains a timeless sensibility. He has been touring eastern Canada for the past few years after a debut release with his group the Wandering Kind. With excursions south to Barbados (Bell/Flow networks) and north to Dawson City (DCMF Songwriter in Residence 2017). His debut was nominated for ECMA awards, and short-listed for the Borealis Prize, while taking home MusicNL’s Rising Star of the Year Award. His newest album The Memory Game was produced by Joshua Van Tassel (Donovan Woods, Sarah Slean) and features contributions from The Weather Station (Tamara Lindeman), Drew Jurecka, AE Bridger, and members of Great Lake Swimmers. in 2017 the Memory Game helped Steve take home 3 MusicNL awards; Country Album of the Year (for a collection of lo-fi ballads called Room With a View), Alternative Album of the Year (for The Memory Game), and the Ron Hynes SOCAN Songwriter of the Year. In January 2018 the Memory Game was also awarded the Borealis Music Prize, a triple juried award from the arts community in Newfoundland (presented by the Overcast/Posie Row). While staying busy as a side musician, Steve has also been exploring the world of theatre with roles in TaDa's main stage production of Rent (Roger) and Artistic Fraud's Between Breaths. Maloney was a finalist for ArtsNL's 2018 Artist of the Year. He is currently at home in St. John’s producing an album for the young Corner Brook duo Bridget & Dahlia, and demoing new material for a Wandering Kind release in 2019.