Estep - Lead Vocals, Acoustic Guitar
Tim Herron - Vocals, Electric Guitars
Orlando, Jr. - Vocals, Drums
Opel - Vocals, Bass
As the primary songwriter for the group, Mike's honesty,
insight and emotion are the heart and soul of the band. He is the
driving force behind the music and the lyrics. His songs are personal
stories, glimpses into your soul, celebrations of living life to
its fullest. His driving acoustic guitar and unforgettable voice
put a unique stamp on the music, making it immediately recognizeable.
After having become a stalwart on the Syracuse singer/songwriter
scene, in 1997-98 Mike hooked up with Todd Hobin, Tommy Scott
and Jeff Favalo to record a group of songs that eventually became
his first release "One Lane Bridge." He gathered a group
of friends and family to perform his songs at the CD release party,
and The Mike Estep Band was born.
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From funky R&B grooves to searing leads, Tim keeps you
on your toes with his huge variety of musical styles. He takes you
on a magical adventure, from crunching rock power chords to mesmerizing
melody lines, from infectious syncopations to heart-wrenching solos.
It has been said that Tim's tasty electric guitar and strong,
emotional voice are the perfect match for Mike's songs — always
complimenting but never dominating.
Tim began his music career in his
early teens. After completing his muisc degree at SUNY Oswego, Tim had
some stints with Dexter Grove and Burma and eventually forming
the Tim Herron Corporation with Eric McElveen and PJ Bullock. Since
2001 THC only performs a few times a year, and he joined the MEB lineup
in February 2009.
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Steve Orlando, Jr.
The minute you hear Steve sing, you can feel it in your
soul. It's real, it's honest, it's from the heart. There are no
pretensions, no barriers, no bloated egos. Only real soul. His
steady, expressive drumming drives the band, setting up tight grooves
and powerful backbeats. You'll hear dozens of styles in his playing,
with the flavors of jazz, R&B, modern rock and funk all mixing
on the musical palette.
The product of a musical family, Steve is a veteran of
the Syracuse music scene. His talent has been featured in the
vocal jazz ensemble Swing Central, the latest incarnation of The
Todd Hobin Band, Syracuse R&B band The Sharp Dressed Penguins and
the party band Backbeat Street. He played auxiliary percussion
the release party for "One Lane Bridge" (at the invitation
of Jeff), then took over as the full-time drummer.
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When you see The Mike Estep Band performing live, one of
the first thing's you'll notice is that Paul never seems
to stop moving. He's swaying, he's bopping, he's bouncing, he's
hopping. As you can tell, the man we call "Pimp Daddy" is really
having a great time. And his bass playing reflects that. His rock-solid
foundation and funky accents push the energy level, yet always staying
smack dab in the middle of the pocket. But most of all, he provides
the perfect support that Mike's songs deserve.
Also one of the band's songwriters, Paul is
a former band director and tuba player. With a wide range of experiences
(polka band, 80's hair metal band, Broadway musicals), he flows
easily from one style to another. Currently he is a professional
web designer, and this website is his creation. He was invited to
join the band in 1999 by former vocalist Dani Gottuso, and has been
an MEB fixture ever since.
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