Parker Artist Steve DiMarchi
Steven DeMarchi is a Canadian guitarist, backing vocalist and songwriter. He is best known as the co-founder and lead guitarist of the bands Sheriff (1979 - 1985) and Alias (1988 - 1991). DeMarchi also played guitar for The Cranberries (1996 - 2003) and was the main guitarist for Dolores O'Riordan (2005 - 2008).
As a Billboard hit songwriter, DeMarchi is known for co-writing the hit songs "More Than Words Can Say", a 1990 Number 1 hit on the BillBoard Hot AC chart and Number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and "Haunted Heart", a 1990 Number 18 hit on the US Mainstream Rock chart.
BMI presented DeMarchi with the "Million-air award" for "More Than Words Can Say". According to BMI's web site, only 1,500 songs including "When I'm With You" by Sheriff have achieved Million-air status (one million air plays) among the 4.5 million songs by 300,000 BMI represented artists. One million performances is the equivalent of approximately 50,000 broadcast hours, or more than 5.7 years of continuous airplay.
In 1982, DeMarchi performed live with Sheriff in LA on a nationwide TV show An Evening at the Improv. In 1990, he performed live with Alias on several national TV shows, including two performances on The Tonight Show - once with Johnny Carson and once with Jay Leno.
DeMarchi was guitarist for the band The Cranberries between 1996 and 2003. Between 2005 and 2007 Dolores O'Riordan, the voice of The Cranberries and DeMarchi recorded O'Riordans first solo record titled "Are You Listening". DeMarchi appeared with O'Riordan on many televised and radio live performances in 2007 in support of that record, and travelled to over 22 countries in Europe, North America and South America on the 2007 O'Riordan world tour.
In May 2007, DeMarchi along with other band members, were featured with O'Riordan in live performances on the Carson Daly Show, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,True Music on HDnet cable network TV, and on Heaven and Earth BBC Manchester.
In January 2009, Alias (primarily DeMarchi and Curci) announced the release of their second album, appropriately titled Never Say Never. Live performances are expected during 2009 in support of this new album release.