Stevie Shred is currently the lead guitarist for melodic rock band Red Reign, based in Richmond VA. Red Reign’s self-titled EP, produced by Grammy winning producer David Ivory (Roots, Halestorm, Patty LaBelle) has garnered rave reviews and is being played on melodic rock radio around the globe. Stevie is also the lead guitarist for Sweet Justice, a classic rock cover band playing throughout the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States.
Stevie heard his first Kiss record at the age of 6 and was immediately hooked on Rock and Roll guitar. Over the course of years his tastes evolved, graduating from Kiss to Ozzy and Van Halen: and then into Hair Metal. Music, the guitar in particular, became his passion, and Stevie decided to pursue music vocationally. Over time, harder and faster music drew him. Bands like Metallica, Pantera, and Anthrax led the way, and Killswitch Engage took him over the top. Stevie’s taste in music runs the gamut stylistically, but the melodic content must be there. Bands like Killswitch Engage, All That Remains, and Trivium fill Stevie’s playlist with their melodic but aggressive styles. His most recent faves include Protest The Hero, Avatar, and Jeff Loomis’ instrumental work.
Stevie has a deep passion for the guitar, not only playing them, but building them as well. Stevie currently works for custom guitar builder Phat Guitars as a luthier, designing and hand building guitars.
You can follow all of Stevie Shred’s projects and shenanigans at www.stevieshred.com