St. Louis-based musician Steve Ewing is best known as the golden voice behind the seven piece powerhouse The Urge.
The Urge was formed in high school in the late 1980's - an eclectic mix of reggae, hip hop, ska, and punk that sent a sonic shockwave through the Midwest music scene that can still be felt today.
After 4 independent label releases they were picked up by the Immortal/Epic label, home to such artists as Korn and Incubus, and released 3 albums of their own. Alternative radio stations everywhere were spinning “All Washed Up”, “Brainless”, “It’s Gettin’ Hectic”, “Straight to Hell”, “Four Letters and Two Words”, “Too Much Stereo”, and the top ten “Jump Right In” featuring Nick Hexum of 311 fame. Many St. Louis natives fondly remember The Urge from their intense, face-melting shows at venues such as Mississippi Nights and local festivals like PointFest. The Urge spent much of their time touring alongside aforementioned artists Korn, Incubus and 311.
Today, Steve Ewing continues to play actively with The Urge, the Steve Ewing Band, the Steve Ewing Duo and Master Blaster, and also owns and operates Steve's Hot Dogs - an iconic St. Louis restaurant that has been featured on the Food Network, Travel Channel, and Cooking Channel. Steve's Hot Dogs is the home of the Official Hot Dog of St. Louis.
In the news:
INTERVIEW: The Urge’s Steve Ewing Talks About Live Music, New Venues, and Did Someone Say NEW URGE Music?!?!, Midwest Rewind, October 2021
Steve talks with Keith Brake ahead of The urge headlining the 2021 Point Big Summer Show at St. Louis Music Park. Read More.
Steve Ewing talked about his roots in music, where the business idea for Steve's Hot Dogs came from and how his food cart has grown into a thriving restaurant and a vital part of the community. Read More.
Steve joins the guys in studio at 105.7 The Point to sing Jump Right In and Sweetest Enemy!