The Band Steele is made up of two good-hearted boys who grew up “Swimmin’ In The Sipsey” as a pastime in Winston County Alabama.
Longtime friends, Bo Steele/Ben Rubino, formed a rock band as teenagers. The duo’s career catapulted when Bo’s impromptu, a capella performance of “Victory In Jesus” was captured on film; the video went
viral wowing fans by the millions and “The Band Steele” became an Internet phenom; the global attention led to a recording contract.
The pair’s momentum has been explosive since aligning with its label (Fire River Records-NY). In just a few short years, The Band Steele released its debut album, MOON IN A MASON JAR (2017), five singles to country radio [“Tan Lines” • “195” • “Sit Awhile” (Top 40/MusicRow) • “Waitin’ On Sunshine” (Top 30/MusicRow) • “You’re Gonna Have to Miss Me” (Top 30/MusicRow)], one single to Christian radio (“Victory In Jesus”) and filmed multiple music videos. The Band Steele celebrated its first Top 30 at Country Radio with “Waitin’ On Sunshine” (MusicRow Country Breakout Chart) in March 2020 and its second Top 30 close behind with “You’re Gonna Have to Miss Me” in October 2020. The “195” music video premiered on “Country Fix” (Heartland TV/ Aug. 2018) and “Taste Of Country” digitally debuted the video where it peaked as a “Top 3 Fan Favorite.” Country Rebel has supported The Band Steele to showcase multiple music video performances stacking combined views upward of 9 Million.
Their swift success captured the attention of media; the duo received the extended invitation to appear on “The Ty Bentli Show” and “TODAY In Nashville” (NBC-Nashvillle) among other local ABC, NBC and CBS TV affiliates, and on the nationally syndicated show, “Small Town Big Deal” (the September 2019 episode spotlights their acoustic performance of “Sit Awhile.”) The pair was invited to perform with the globally- recognized television show "Orange County Choppers (American Choppers)” both at their venue/showroom and at their booth at The New York International Auto Show. The Band Steele has provided direct support to various multi-platinum selling recording artists, including Maren Morris, Hunter Hayes and Andy Grammer, and a Band Steele original tune, “Good Times,” is featured in the Lionsgate film "Life On The Line” (John Travolta/Sharon Stone). Bo makes a cameo appearance performing the song. The duo was also recognized as "Favorite New Group Or Duo" by South Florida Country Music (2019).
The “must-see” arena act released its third single “Sit Awhile” to country radio in August 2018 recorded as a dedication to our military. The tune has enjoyed exponential engagement from millions worldwide by both country music enthusiasts and military supporters. The track peaked at #36 on the MusicRow Country Breakout Chart (March 2019) and has garnered almost 5 million streams on Spotify. The corresponding “Sit Awhile” music video, filmed as a patriotic tribute to our men and women of military service and their families, premiered on CMT.com and has enjoyed more than 2 million YouTube views to date. In recognition of the overwhelming response from members of the military, The Band Steele Military Tour, included performances at hospitals, veteran’s homes and more than 30 military bases across the country, including Marine Corps Base Quantico, Fort Bragg, Fort Campbell, Fort Hood, Naval Station Norfolk, Tyndall Air Force Base and USO Georgia among others, and at the 2019 Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) Carry Forward ® 5K events, delivered by CSX. Most recently, in October/November 2021, 7 videos, including a powerful rendition of “Sit Awhile” were filmed by multi-media network Country Rebel for their Stars and Stripes Sessions.The duo is currently in studio wrapping a 22 song recording project in Nashville, TN.
A sophomore album, produced by multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated Matt McClure (Lee Brice, Lindsay Ell, Dylan Scott), is in the works. As an early introduction and a sneak peek to the new music, The Band Steele released the original tunes “Copper Coil” (featured on Spotify’s New Music Nashville), “Drink the Pain Away” and “Fire and Smoke”; which are currently available via all digital retail outlets and streaming platforms.
The Band Steele is made up of longtime friends, Alabama boys -Bo Steele/Ben Rubino- who’s momentum has been explosive since aligning with their label (Fire River Records). The duo released its debut album, MOON IN A MASON JAR (2017), five singles to country radio [“Tan Lines” • “195” • “Sit Awhile” (Top 40) • “Waitin’ On Sunshine” (Top 30) • “You’re Gonna Have to Miss Me” (Top 30)], one single to Christian radio (“Victory In Jesus”) and filmed multiple music videos.
With highlighted appearances in film, television, radio and digitally, The Band Steele has garnered millions of views and fans alike. Their swift success captured the attention of media; the songwriting pair has appeared on “The Ty Bentli Show” (NASH-FM) and “TODAY In Nashville” (NBC-Nashville) among other ABC, NBC and CBS TV affiliates, and on the nationally syndicated show, “Small Town Big Deal” (the September 2019 episode spotlights their acoustic performance of “Sit Awhile.”) Bo Steele is featured singing an original tune, “Good Times,” in the Lionsgate film “Life On The Line” (John Travolta/ Sharon Stone).
The Band Steele has headlined NASCAR events, fairs and festivals, sharing the stage with multi-platinum selling artists such as Andy Grammer, Maren Morris, Hunter Hayes and Lee Brice, and were invited to play at the "Orange County Choppers (American Choppers)” showroom. The Band Steele 2019 Military Tour, has included performances at military bases across the country, and at the 2019 Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) Carry Forward ® 5K events, delivered by CSX.