Steve Hoy first came to national attention in 1985 with the release of the Joe Camilleri produced Anticipation. The album, released on Camilleri’s Spirit label, contained rootsy versions of nine Hoy originals backed by Ross Hannaford, Wayne Duncan and Gary Young; Daddy Cool in all but name. A single, Your Heart On My Sleeve picked up airplay in Canberra and Melbourne while the album received positive reviews.
In January 2006 Hoy relocated to Melbourne and formed The BBQ Stoppers, with Chris Stockley, Garrett Costigan, Stephen ‘Irish’ O’Prey and Scotty Martin. He began playing solo again, and teamed up with Chris Stockley for duo shows. He also played with Warren Foster (aka Waz E James) and Dave Moll in The Longshots with Paddy Chong and Scotty Bennett. recently he has been performing with Kerryn Tolhurst, Ross Hannaford, Mark Ferrie and Scotty Martin as Holy Mackerel.