Reviews For “Johnny On The Spot” Start To Roll In

“…a funked up Rolling Stones- Faces smooth rhythm and raunchy feel..outstanding lyrical sense with a tongue in cheek  mischievous humor” – A.Welding

“Steelesque have announced themselves in pretty much the same way as Mario Lemiuex did when he pulled on the famous Penguins jersey, intoxicating and pretty hard to ignore. The sound is rough, dirty and sensational and with a quality that introduces itself from the first electrifying note. The music is an invigorating mix of rock, upbeat blues and a dream that Pittsburgh should have something more to look forward to and in the E.P. Johnny on the Spot, Pittsburgh has got exactly that.”  Ian D. Hall – Liverpool Sound and Vision

“……… a Liverpool-esque ode to Brit rock, standing hand in hand with the post-punk heated strum and relentless wit of the ironic drums. Then there are moments of folk, post folk, pre folk – even Simon and Garfunkel – pretty much everything is reverberating around to come out with a surprisingly clear crisp exuberant joyride of inspired songs that keep the listener enthralled through the six-track offering.” Lisa Thatcher

“Steelesque plays a Southern-influenced version of blues-rock reminiscent of acts like The Black Crowes. Throw in some Thin Lizzy, Alice Cooper and catchy pop hooks that seem straight out of Ray Davies’ playbook, and you have Johnny on the Spot. The diverse influences are hardly distracting, though, as the band makes every song its own, establishing the EP as an original and cohesive collection of blues-rock” Seth Pfannenschmidt – Pittsburgh City Paper

“A quick way to describe the sound of Steelesque is the word “Olympian,” both in the sense of athletic power-lifting and in the sense of large columns of marble (i.e. “rock”)……the predominant vibe of what emerges is an unapologetic rock-homage to rock-itself.” – Pittsburgh Music Magazine

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