J. Greene & The Steady
BRAND NEW!!! J. Greene & The Steady is launching at SXSW 2014. Coming from an impressive resume of Austin Chronicle Music Awards, including Top 3 Male Vocals, Top 3 Soul/RnB Bands, and features in Rolling Stone, Billboard Magazine, and Soul Train, the former members of Suite 709, are channeling their longtime musical and performance chemistry into a new project with a fresh sound.
Holding true to their Soul/Rnb roots and the soulful, yet edgy grit in frontman Jirod Greene’s voice, the band’s new live show explores a wide spectrum of sounds from Zeppelin-inspired guitar riffs to Bill Withers-style grooves, yet maintaining the skillfully crafted and memorable hooks that you’ve come to expect from these guys.
J. Greene and the band have been touring nationally for the past 2 years, playing for large crowds, and are excited to launch this brand new project for fans and first-timers alike!
Renown for their wild live performances, critics never fail to highlight the soaring vocals of front man Jirod Greene, who repeatedly lands in the "Top 5 Male Vocalists" in the Austin Chronicle Music Awards. Top pop critic, Joey Guerra - Houston Chronicle, says," The group was a vibrant highlight during Free Press Summer Fest, showcasing strong melodies and slick musicianship during a sweltering, midafternoon set. Greene has a vocal blend that recalls Lenny Kravitz and Adam Levine on standout tunes “Heartache (Won’t Let Me Go),” and new single “Life Won’t Let You Down,” which seems designed for arena singalongs."
Reviewers repeat, Greene’s ability to connect with audiences combined with the band’s blend of R&B, Soul, and old school Rock-N-Roll creates a sound reminiscent of Motown’s mega-pop group The Jackson 5 to modern day R&B superstar John Legend, with a touch of James Brown’s flare. Together, Greene (vocals), Dietrich Schmidt (keys), David Butler (guitar), Drew Walters (bass) & Chris Munoz (drums) bring a new flavor of soul to music lovers, young and old."