"When life hands you lemons...
Jeffs stirring originals and strong on-air presence helped us meet our fundraising goal
D. Borough, KKUP Music Marathon Coordinator
When the Tech downturn hit Jeffrey Hellman combined his lifelong love of music with his computer expertise and set out to earn a living playing music. In a way it was a Godsend, because it forced me to do the one thing I had always wanted to do but could never do full time. Jeff began performing at Farmers Markets in the North Bay in the late 80s including the Downtown San Rafael Farmers market . An opportunity to test software in the South Bay required a move to Sunnyvale. Jeff was soon a regular performer at local South Bay Markets; especially the Sunnyvale Farmers Market. Jeff was one of the first performers incorporating music software as accompaniment for solo performing in area venues. In 1996 Jeff began performing as Steelrain after creating the name to establish a web presence/site. Years of performing in markets and private functions have produced a catalogue of music that is unique and seductive. Jeff currently resides in the South Bay area near Cupertino California.