Steve Bartek

Steve Bartek

Steve Bartek, born in Garfield Heights, Ohio on January 30, 1952, is an American guitarist, film composer, conductor and orchestrator.


Early career

Bartek started off with the short lived band Strawberry Alarm Clock.

Between 1979 and 1995, Bartek played lead guitar in New Wave band Oingo Boingo, led by Danny Elfman.

Film and television

Bartek has composed music for television series like "The Tick", "Tales from the Crypt" and "Steven Spielberg's Amazing Stories", and movies like "An Extremely Goofy Movie", "Romy and Michele's High School Reunion" and "Snow Day". In 1992 he was nominated for a Saturn Award for his soundtrack to "Guilty as Charged" but lost to Loek Dikker and "Body Parts". In 2005, together with Danny Elfman and Stewart Copeland, he was awarded an BMI Film & TV Award for his work on "Desperate Housewives".

As an orchestrator Bartek has worked on over 50 productions, as of 2007, including most Tim Burton productions, ', "Good Will Hunting", "Spider-Man", ' and "The Simpsons Movie".

Other work

Steve Bartek did horn arrangements for Avenged Sevenfold's self-titled album "Avenged Sevenfold", on the song 'A Little Piece Of Heaven'. He produced Raya Yarbrough' eponymous album and arranged strings for "Early Autumn". He did horn arrangements for John Haitt's "Little Head". He did a string arrangement for Ricky Martin's "Vuelve". He plays guitar for the Battlestar Galactica underscore.

External links

* [ The Official Steve Bartek Website]

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