Steep Grade has been pumping out funky, up-beat music for the New York City area since 2004. With an eclectic blend of catchy original tunes and a creative approach to classic covers, it should come as no surprise that the band has shared the stage with nationally renowned acts from Soulive and Toots and the Maytals to the John Hickey band (of the Parliament Funkadelic). Comprised of Damien Teed (lead vocals and guitar), Dylan Teed (drums), Patrick McCarthy (bass), Rob Maresca (lead guitar), Brian Borrelli (trombone), and Marty Peters (saxophone), this tight-knit group puts on a high-energy show full of horn-driven melodies guaranteed to encourage hours of dancing.
With the release "Funk Machine" expected in spring of 2013, Steep Grade showcases the best of their timeless sound while pushing it to the next level. Full of addictive vocals and rhythms combined with guitar virtuosity, some of the dirtiest bass lines known to man and killer horn jabs, these songs will be stuck in your head for days or more. Steep Grade's fresh outlook towards the future and funky personality will keep fans rocking out and always calling for an encore.
Steep Grade is available for gigs in the greater tri state area and parts of New England. We are also available for private parties and events.
The "Funk Machine" created by Pat McCarthy. Animation courtesy of Darren Green.