STEVE MARINBorn into a musical family, Steve began playing music at the age of 6 and quickly developed his skills as a musician. He became a professional musician at age 14.
After learning to play many wind and stringed instruments, Steve focused on drums and percussion, specializing in Latin music. He quickly established himself as one of Australia's most respected musicians.
In 1998, Steve was part of the New South Wales youth Orchestra. Later that year, he joined Tigramuna, which was part of the Musica Viva In Schools program.
In 2003, Steve joined Dirty Dancing (the musical) and continues until now as the resident drummer.
Steve studied at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music in 2000 under the tuition of Fabian Hevia, Head of Percussion.
Steve has played with and supported such bands as Kelis (US), Ozomatli (US), Cubanismo (Cuba), Elio Reve (Cuba), Africando (Africa), Illapu (Chile), Son Veneno, Merenia Gillies, Damien Leith and many others projects in Australia and around the world.
Steve has been a core member and co-director of Son Veneno for 16 years.
He is also considered one of Australia's leading educators in drums and percussion.