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Steve Augeri (born January 30, 1959 in Brooklynmarker, New Yorkmarker) is an Americanmarker rock singer best known for his work with Tall Stories, Tyketto and Journey.

Biography

Steve Augeri was the lead vocalist in Tall Stories, who released a single self-titled album in 1991. He went on to sing with Tyketto for their 1995 album, Shine, following the departure of previous vocalist and founding member Danny Vaughn, but the band split up the following year.

Augeri retired from music in the mid-1990s after Tall Stories ran out of momentum. He was working at a Gap store when Journey guitarist Neal Schon came into contact with a demo tape of Augeri's. Journey was, at the time, looking for new lead singer after the loss of Steve Perry, who had left the band following their brief mid-1990s reunion due to touring conflicts and health issues. When Neal first called Steve, he didn't believe it was really Neal and hung up on him. Neal called him back and thus started his career with Journey.

Journey hired Steve Augeri in 1998. Augeri's debut with the band was on the single "Remember Me" from the Armageddon movie soundtrack, though it didn't actually play in the movie. He then appeared on the album Arrival, the Red 13 EP and the Generations album.

Augeri suffered ongoing voice problems during Journey's 2006 tour. It was announced after a show on July 4 [88008] that he was to be replaced on tour by Jeff Scott Soto, vocalist with Neal Schon's side project Soul Sirkus. Augeri was diagnosed as suffering from a throat infection and was advised to rest his vocal cords while recovering. After having toured with bronchitis around 2002, this was known to be a lot more serious. He is currently doing fine.

On December 19, 2006 a statement was released on the band's official website [88009] announcing that Jeff Scott Soto was the new lead singer of Journey, filling in for Steve Augeri. On June 12, 2007, the band's website announced that Soto was no longer the lead singer for Journey. Soto's last performance with the band was May 12, 2007 in Leesburg, VA.

Augeri sang at Glen Burtnik's 2007 Christmas Extravaganza, and performed with Tall Stories at Firefest V in Nottinghammarker on October 26, 2008. The band debuted songs from Skyscraper, their first album in 18 years, which is slated to be released on January 23, 2009 via Frontiers Records.

Steve Augeri is the father of Tragedy Awaits Us drummer, Adam Augeri. He has been married to his wife Lydia for over 20 years now.

Discography

With Tall Stories

  • Tall Stories (1991)
  • Skyscraper (2009)


With Tyketto

  • Shine (1995)
  • Take Out And Served Up Live (1996)


With Journey



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