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Mike Estep Band


Country of origin:

U.S.

Type of music generally:

Rock

Status:

Most recent release, From The Vault (Compilation, 2007); most recent release of all-new material, Next in Line (2002)

See also:

Mike Estep Band website

Comparisons:

Hard for me to do with any precision. Closest I can think of: Imagine 10,000 Maniacs with a male lead singer, and a woman among the backup vocalists. (mapravat@prairienet.org)

Covers/own material:

One cover on their album, own otherwise.

General comments:

This is an independent rock band from central New York State, which has pressed and distributed its first album on its own. Estep had previously released an album as a solo artist. (mapravat@prairienet.org)

Recordings:

  • One Lane Bridge (as Mike Estep)
  • This Machine
  • Next in Line (2002)
  • From The Vault (Compilation, 2007)

This Machine

Release info:

2000—self-released

Availability:

See band's website for availability

Ecto priority:

Recommended. Moderate priority. (mapravat@prairienet.org)

Group members:

Dani Gottuso—vocals, percussion
Paul Opel—bass guitar
Jeff Favalo—lead guitar, vocals
Mike Estep—guitar, vocals
Steve Orlando—drums, percussion, vocals

Guest artists:

Brett Hobin—bass guitar on 5 tracks
Tommy Scott—electric guitar on 3 tracks
Ellen Opel—alto flute on 1 track

Produced by:

Jeff Favalo and Steve Orlando

Comments:

Their brand of semisoft guitar rock makes for pleasant listening, but there is nothing bland about it. The lyrics are well-crafted and interesting—appealing to intelligent people without being overly esoteric. This is a band that deserves to succeed. (mapravat@prairienet.org)


Thanks to Mitch Pravatiner for work on this entry.

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