I write songs that traverse the human experience; ballads for hurt & anthems for hope.


I'm AJ Steel and I write songs about being human. Like you, I'm on a journey to find meaning in life; and so, I write songs.

My songs sound a little like U2 and Radiohead were mashed together. These songs are influenced from growing up in a house where Nat King Cole & Mozart were on repeat.

Some years ago I relocated to Melbourne from the Central Coast in NSW, Australia, as a statement about my future.  

When am I the happiest? When I’m making music.  

I've played in bands before, but I love the freedom of being a solo artist. Being in a position where I can write songs, stories and then share them directly with you is such a privilege.  

On this page you can listen to what I do, you can also learn more about the backstory of each song. If you want to support my mission, you can own a slice of the work that I create.

Over the years I've had commercial airplay on the Austereo Network and Satellite radio, I've even had songs featured in several LA Independent films.

But my biggest achievement is to be here and write music for you, and it'll be a pleasure to have you join me on this journey.

If you'd like to learn more about the songs I write, click below to learn more about unlocking the Backstory.


"...AJ! You're singing what everyone wants to hear.." 

- wildnfree.tv

"From the land down under hails AJ Steel and his new single Dirty Rain. Easy on the ears and memorable to say the least, it sounds like a song fit for a movie sound track..."


“Insightful, thought-provoking and a man whose songs run deep to the very core of the human soul, Steel takes great care with his songs and this can be heard in every lyric sang and chord strummed” 

- Dara O’Dea of Indie Music Review

AJ Steel is a name to look out for.....His next big hit is just around the corner"

- wildnfree.tv


Ever since my first ever music purchase (....check this....) I have loved owning music.

Own a slice of my work forever; help me write more ballads for other soul travellers.


Brand New Day

Heart In A Suitcase

Hurts Like Hell

Can't Stay

Love You When It's Bad

Dirty Rain

Drowning On Dry Land


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