Steven Machat grew up, as the son of the legendary showbiz lawyer Marty Machat, living amongst names such as Frank Sinatra, James Brown, Frankie Valli and Sam Cooke. Growing up in that environment, it wasn't surprising that he followed his father into the business, and by the time he was in his late '20s, he was proud to see his name alongside his father's on the brass plaque outside their Broadway offices. But there was a cost to it, like there always is. Steven discovered from a young age that the glitter and the glam too often disguises a crude and cruel reality, and those that we see as gods could just as easily be seen as gangsters. How does a man live a life inside such a conundrum? And is it possible to strive to any sense of honour inside such a madcap world? "Gods, Gangsters and Honour" is a fascinating and beautifully constructed memoir of a life inside the world that fascinates us all. It features appearances by Frank Sinatra, Leonard Cohen, Michael Jackson, David Copperfield, Sharon Osbourne, George Bush, Phil Collins, Suge Knight, Gianni Versace, Phil Spector, Joan Collins and many more.
Steven Machat now splits his time between New York and London. He has been involved with most of the major names in world entertainment over the last 30 years, and is currently working on several music and media projects in London.