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/ 2014). In just a few short years, The Band Steele released its debut album, Moon In A Mason Jar (2017), four singles to country radio (“Tan Lines” • “195” • “Sit Awhile” • “Waitin’ On Sunshine”), one single to Christian radio (“Victory In Jesus”) and filmed five music videos. The “195” music video premiered on “Country Fix” (Heartland TV/Aug. 2018), while “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 (including “Victory In Jesus,” “The Lineman,” “God Bless The USA” and their rendition of “Strawberry Wine”) stacking combined views upward of 7 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 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). 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 1,000,000 YouTube views to date. In recognition of the overwhelming response from members of the military, The Band Steele 2019 Military Tour, has included performances at hospitals, veteran’s homes and 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.
A sophomore album, produced by multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated Matt McClure (Lee Brice, Lindsay Ell, Dylan Scott), is in the works.