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Steve Shelto

Steve Shelto (February 13, 1946 – September 9, 2011) wass a multi-talented individual. His 1980 hit recording of “Manhattan Shuffle” and 1983 smash hit recording of “Don’t You Give Your Love Away“, along withhis rich vocal stylings, tasty guitar expertise and elegant demeanor have earned him the nickname,

Steve Shelto is the quintessential dues-paying artist, with a varied background that includes appearances at major New York City area clubs, session work, radio and television commercials and voice-overs (Wild Irish Rose Wine, R&S Strauss, Children’s Television Workshop’s “3-2-1 Contact”), off-Broadway acting, movie and television appearances (“The Joe Franklin Show”, and “All My Children” and Woody Allen’s 1990 movie “Alice”, and the upcoming Steven Spielberg’ movie, “War of the Worlds”). Steve also received rave reviews when he starred with his good friend, Barbara Bock, in a Richard Rodgers retrospective staged at the Goodspeed Opera House in Connecticut.

 Steve has been the featured vocalist with many well-known orchestras, including the Peter Duchin Orchestra and the Lester Lanin Orchestra, and has traveled worldwide, and has sung for Presidential Inaugurals; not to mention private White House appearances . Steve charmed Nancy Reagan on one occasion, with his rendition of ” Nancy”.
Steve became well known as lead singer working the season at The Breakers and The Everglades with the Harold Wax Orchestra.
In January 2006 Steve sang at the Orbis Ball in Palm Beach which honored Prince Edward. The Prince shook Steve’s hand and commented that it was hard to believe it had been over twenty years since Steve sang at his 21 st birthday party.
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