Trade is a seasoned vocalist whose voice has been described as one that reminds you of "an era when singers were true singers and the songs they sang told compelling stories."
Born into a family of musicians from Michigan, Trade Stevens spent much of his time abroad while growing up. Since his father was an Army Specialist, the family extensively traveled the world and spent time in various settings. A dynamic talent, Trade Stevens’ skills were discovered during a class “sing-off” for the role of Santa Claus in the annual Christmas play. It was after winning the sing-off that Trade discovered an innate passion for music.
After settling in Michigan, Trade decided to galvanize his skill set, focusing on writing, production, and vocal stylings. Singing in various talent shows, local plays, and weddings, the promising artist began setting his sights upon newer heights.
Moving from Michigan to New York City in hopes of securing a recording contract, Trade continued to perform in local events while pursuing a recording contract. At the Apollo Theater, Trade Stevens performed his most notable performance- the Teddy Pendergrass classic- “Turn off the Lights”. Creating a mesmeric stir, Trade sent the audiences into a frenzy and received a standing ovation.
After years of struggling, Trade finally secured a recording contract with a major “Indie” label. However, his relationship with the label soured and the eclectic artist was compelled to move on. In his pursuit of becoming the best at his music, Trade Stevens graduated from Stony Brook University with a Master of Science in Human Resources Management.
Armed with polished vocals, top line production, and soul-stirring lyrical and musical content, Trade Steven’s music takes listeners back to an era when singers were truly singers and sang great stories. The artist’s discography includes the album “Something” which he dropped in 2007. Trade has unveiled yet another compelling singles “Talk 2 Me” and "Only Woman". He hopes this single will find the same success as Take Me 2 a Place, which was licensed by Spike Lee for his Netflix series, “She’s Gotta Have it
Focusing on stories of love, connectivity, hope, and feeling broken, Trade Stevens aims to continue marketing and promoting his single "Talk 2 Me" and "Only Woman". His inspirational musical style and delivery sets him apart from any contemporaries, and he continues to spread joy, hope, optimism, and love through his musical craft.