Thank You!!!

Thank you to everyone that came out to the Cracker show Friday night at Hard Rock!  We really appreciate the way you all get behind us and make it all worth it.  We work hard on our craft and put a lot of time into preparation.  The only thing more important than the gig is preparing to put it on.  Without you guys we don’t write, play or perform.  See you soon!

Tim next time…..


Written Words Grip The Mind

Many years ago, in a makeshift home studio not far from where I type, a then unknown Michael Chabon began work on his first novel. All full of Pittsburgh, Pulitzer pipe dreams and enough hubris to recognize that, “the English language…it and I had something going…”. Surely, It would have been impossible for Chabon to imagine he was T-minus seconds away from supersonic launch into rarefied air. That novel, of course, was The Mysteries of Pittsburgh, and the rest is literary history.
We are fascinated- we mere left-brained mortals-by artists. We harbor a ubiquitous envy of destinations unknown- their mind’s journey. It is no matter to us that, for the artist themselves, the creative process is often a maddening one. We continue to try to understand, unsuccessfully, that period of gestation between conception and birth. Our unrequited romance will continue, because it should.
Today, in a makeshift home studio not far from where I type, the band Steelesque continues the dynamic process of completing their first album. Given the members’ collective, hyper intrinsic drive to deliver greatness, it would be disingenuous to suggest the evolution of  Toro Toro Sessions has been unencumbered by its share of hand wringing. But, the syncing of shared experience, the transference and acceptance of individual insecurities -this vibrant weaving of individual threads into a rich tapestry of sound and aesthetic resonance-define the making of Toro Toro Sessions. This (damn-the-cliche) band of brothers is setting the stage for a knockout.
The evolution of the songs throughout the rehearsal/recording process has been nothing short of miraculous to witness. That week by week, without fail, the methodology and collaborative dimensions of the band could be measured with each track sounding just that much tighter. Of utmost importance to the band: how to marry the improvisational nature of the rehearsal process-the unspoken lyrical language of artistic soul mates, the gesture, the of-the-moment vibe- with the technical nature of the recording process. As lead singer and resident producer, Rob Eldridge, has gone on record as saying so masterfully, “The perfect mistake always outweighs the pristine polished cut.” This observer couldn’t agree more.
Although never derivative, the Steelesque sound is…….read more here

Bootleg House Series One Recap

Bootleg House Series One was great success.  On April 16th, we invited 25 Steelesque fans and friends and performed two intimate sets.  Judging by the feedback we will continue to book these series of shows for folks.  We will be adding video and audio from the first session here for people to check out, and as a reference for people that would like to book the band in the future. Below is our first share.  Dig into “Time Won’t Let You”.

Covers included “Can’t Find My Way Home”Blind Faith and “Dangerous Type” by The Cars.