10 Questions we ask every band...
We got in touch with The Steve Bello band to get their views and opinions on life and their music!
1). Members Names:
---Steve Bello (7-string guitars); Joe DeMott (basses), and Ed Faust (drums)
2) When did you get together?
--This line-up got together last January but I have had various incarnations of Steve Bello Band since 2003.
3) How did you all meet?
--I've known Ed and Joe for 20 years; Joe and I played in a band together back in 1990 called Quiet Zone. Ed's schedules and mine could never sync up but one day he called me and said, "Let's do this!!" So that was that, no planning, no nothing, just three guys making noise and cracking bad jokes along the way.
4) How would you describe the music you make?
--Very weird (laughs). I always said it was prog-metal-funk, but I think it's going in another direction. Not sure what I would call it, just...strange.
5) Who are your major influences?
--For guitar players, it started with Hendrix and Blackmore, then progressed to Malmsteen and Vai. Soon after I got into Vernon Reid. I also dug non-metal players like John McLaughlin, Al DiMeola, and Steve Howe. I tried and still try to keep an ear to the ground for new things but ultimately I have to be true to my playing.
6) Complete the sentence:One day as a band we hope to...
7) Why should people listen to your music?
--Because it's challenging, keeps your attention, and is just plain crazy!
8) What are your plans for the coming year?
--Promote the hell out of the album, hopefully do some shows and just keep writing and growing.
9) Where can people get hold of your album?
--People can download the album GO BERZERK! through CDBaby, iTunes, Amazon, and Rhapsody. I also have some hard copies for sale.
10) Finally - say something profound that will make everyone think!
--Ibanez make me sound better and make my legs look longer.