BIOGRAPHY – THE STEADIES
The Steadies aren't invited to the party---they are the party. This high-energy Canadian power trio mixes pop-rock with world-beat, funk and reggae, creating a sound they’ve dubbed, ‘island-rock’. The Western Canada-based group performs over one hundred festivals and clubs internationally every year and have the unique ability to appeal to diverse audiences of all ages, genders, races, and genres.
As much as they are a band on the rise, The Steadies also have an abundance of experience and pedigree. Frontman Earl Pereira is a 3-Time Juno Award nominee (Canadian Grammy), 9-Time WCMA winner, and has toured opening for music icons The Rolling Stones, The Roots, The Tragically Hip while talented drummer/studio engineer Kurtis Schultz, mixes the band's world-class recordings.
After the announcement of 24 year-old guitar virtuoso Jesse James Clark joining the group in September 2018, the newly formed trio headed overseas for their first European tour across Italy, Austria, and Germany. By the end of year, The Steadies had received a wave of international press including features on TMZ, Hollywood.com, Stuff New Zealand, CBC, and Metro UK after a video went viral of Riverdale star KJ Apa (who portrays the iconic Archie) jamming with the band at their show in Vancouver. With that momentum heading into 2019, The Steadies continued with a busy summer of touring and recording their new album Tiro De Leone, which is set for a November 2019 release.
The Steadies’ last release 2016's Love Revolution has received national radio play on CBC, over 200,000 online views, and landed the band featured articles inCanadian Musician Magazine and Brooklyn NY based music magazine Punchland. Previous releases have garnered a top 50 hit on pop radio and a WCMA nomination. In May 2017 The Steadies completed a successful 17-date tour of China & South Korea and shortly after lost their founding member and guitarist Justin 'Juice' Lee to a tragic brain aneurysm. With help from their musician friends, Pereira and drummer Schultz toured across Canada in honour of Lee calling it the For Juice With Love Tour.
"Not only are the Steadies professional and a pleasure to work with, more importantly the band is first class and deserve more opportunities to spread their infectious good vibe sound to a larger and diverse audience."
- Kevin Tobin | Saskatchewan Jazz Festival President