Steve Caracature
steve auerbach
musician, composer, producer

801.577.2263 or email steve


Illustration by Carel Pieter Brest Van Kempen
Clients & Projects

Arrow 103.5 FM - Producer; Pioneer Day Music Stage - 1998

Arf Society (DE) - Managed Headlining performing artist - 2002
Aspirine Music (IT) - Managed TV, Radio, tour & studio dates
Avatar Records - Staff Arranger for Motown's Harry Balk - 1984
Banyan - Booked tour for CD, "Anytime At All" - 2000
Big Idea, Inc - Casting and talent mgt for music video - 2007
Chuck Meyers - Casting and talent mgt for music video - 2007
Crowell Advertising - Music for Smokerman TV spots - 2008
Delicious Vinyl - Booked tour dates for artists, The Flys - 1997
Der Fremde (DE)  - Cordinated German studio, rehearsal and performance dates for client, Ike Willis - 2004
Douglas Morton - Drum programming TV commercial - 2008
Douglas Spotted Eagle - Grammy-winning producer who generously re-mastered and compiled "Ike Willis: Selected Works" for me - 2002
Elio e le Storie Tesse (IT) - Coordinated Swiss Radio Television simulcast, live and recording dates for Ike Willis in Italy - 2003, 2004
Frank Zappa - I sold his staff 16 Yamaha FM synthesizers and they had me help with the programming.  Their crazy idea didn't work they way that they wanted.  Although I met Frank several times, I didn't get to on this occasion.
The Flys - Booked dates for Delicious Vinyl/Innerscope artist
Harry Balk - I served as Staff Arranger under this Motown legend at his Avatar Record studios - 1984
Ike Willis - Booking agent, Manager, Publicist and Producer for this guitarist  & singer who appears on more than 30 Frank Zappa recordings - 1982 - 2004.
Jazz is Dead - Produced award-winning concert series - 1997
Jazzworks/Rhuer (DE) - Coordinated German studio, rehearsal and performance dates for client, Ike Willis - 2004
Joe Sample - Technical producer for award-winning concert series - 1997
John Flanders - Longtime music partner on many projects.
John McLaughlin - Produced award-winning concerts - 1997
KBER - On-air talent, jingle production, radio production - 1987
Kurt Bestor - Coordinated auditions at my music school - 2007
Olivia Newton-John - I produced her Chec Symposium - 1996
Ossi Duri (IT) - Booked 3 tours for Ike Willis with this Italian band - 1999 - 2003
Project Object - I booked Ike Willis as special guest and performed with this NY band - 1999 - 2002
Paul Green School of Rock Music -  Managed schools 2005 - 2008
Planet Agency - International booking agency that I owned from 1995 - 2003
Proline Audio-Visual - Seattle-based production company that I worked for - 1996
Ray Parker, Jr.  - Synthesizer programming, Ghostbuster's movie theme song - 1984
Roxy Bar Show (IT) - I booked Ike Willis on this Italian music TV show - 2002
Simmons Media - Producer; Pioneer Day Music Stage - 1998
Steve Vai - FoH engineer for Steve Vai & The Classified's - 1983
Spike Productions - Long time booking partner in Salt Lake City
Stu Grimshaw - British composer who composed the operetta, "Der Fremde" for my client Ike Willis' voice - 2003
Swiss Radio-Televisione (SU) - Coordinated TV-Radio simulcast in Lugano for my client, Ike Willis with the legendary Elio e le Storie Tesse - 2003
Terence Hansen - Terence acted as music director me at Scool of Rock, I played on his latest CD and he's a great friend - 2005 - present
The Rippingtons - Technical producer for award-winning concert series - 1997
Kenvin Lyman - Pre-prodcution song development - 2008
Tower Entertainment - Technical production director - 1997-1998
University of Utah  - Teaching assistant to the Composer-in-Residence - 1987- 1989
Uwanna Records - My little record label founded 2002
Western Honda - produced jingle, "West Best Deals on Honda's Wheels" - 1988
Zappanale (DE) - I booked Ike Willis sets with at this music festival - 2002, 2003

Awards

"Best of Utah" - School of Rock, Salt Lake City Weekly (2007)
"Parent's Award" - School of Rock Parent's Association (2007)
"Best of the Beehive" - School of Rock, Salt Lake Magazine (2006
"Best of Utah" - School of Rock, Salt Lake City Weekly (2006)
"Best of Utah" - School of Rock, Salt Lake City Weekly (2005)
"Concert of the Year" - Producer, Salt Lake Area Music Award (1997)
"Indoor Concert/Year" - Producer, Salt Lake Area Music Award (1997)
"Honorable Mention" - Malignant, Oswego Film Festival, NY (1988)

Sponsorship

2002 - Sony Creative Software Suite
2008 - Sony Creative Software Suite