Stephen Percy "Steve" Harris , born March 12, 1956 in Leytonstone, is a British musician, famous as a bassist (occasionally keyboardist) and lead lyricist of the British heavy metal band Iron Maiden. He remains, with guitarist Dave Murray, the only member who has contributed to all the projects of the group since its creation until today, being also credited in all the albums.
While predestined for football, his discovery of rock and then heavy metal pushed him to embark on a musical career. He joined two bands, Gypsy's Kiss and Smiler, before founding Iron Maiden on Christmas Day 1975. In addition to being bassist for the group, Steve Harris produced and co-produced the albums and directed the concert videos.
On July 18, 2012, Steve Harris announces the release of his first solo album >>, guitarist Adrian Smith says however that the bassist now prefers to focus on improving "lyrics, melodies and sounds songs written by other members rather than grabbing the pen>.