About me

Born in Northern California (San Jose), Stephen grew up in a strong Christian faith-based family.  It was not uncommon for the Piazza family to be at church two and three times a week.  In 1989, the Piazza family relocated to the Central Valley (Modesto).

As a freshman, Stephen realized that music was becoming a passion in his life.  In the late 90’s Stephen joined a cover band called Second Avenue which played up and down the Central Valley for 2 years.  In 2003, he joined a band called “Five Star Rising” which was signed to a management team, Chris Ricci Presents LLC, in late 2004.  Local successes included:

  • Winner of Battle of the Bands (opened for Spin Doctors)
  • MAMA Award (Modesto Area Music Awards – 2007
  • Opened for national acts who toured the Modesto area, such as, Crossfade, Lit, Blue Oyster Cult, Vanilla Ice, Great White, Smile Empty Soul, The Calling, Third Eye Blind, and others.

In 2009, Stephen was signed to an independent record label called “Big Time Records” with a band called “Dazeafter”.     “Dazeafter” opened for other bands and had a hit remake of the song “Turn Up the Radio” which played for 3 months on rock stations throughout the nation.

In 2014, Stephen produced a single called “Amanda’s Web” as a solo artist under Steven Robb.  “Amanda’s Web” won a video and song contest for a magazine called Coast 2 Coast out of Miami, Florida.

Stephen had fallen away from his roots as a Christian throughout the years.  However, on June 12, 2020, Stephen had a near-death experience that changed his life. (testimony) He had an encounter with Jesus in a hotel room in Reno and rededicated his life to God.  He is now a Christian recording artist, singing for the One who gave him a second chance.  His songs like “Washed Away” and “Set Free” share his story with the world of what JESUS did in his life and pray that the lyrics will point those who are battling with addiction or bondage to the One who can truly set them free.   The message of his songs is meant to assure those who are seeking deliverance, that they are not ALONE!  There is a God that will walk closer than a brother and carry them through their darkest days