Selfish Steam
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Selfish Steam

| Established. Jan 01, 1997 | INDIE

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Established on Jan, 1997
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"Selfish Steam is a funny, crazy, talented band of guys who are out to have fun and pass on a message of hope. Their irreverent banter with each other is mixed with a unique musical talent. They have an ability to evoke the deepest feelings involved in addiction through music, and it is this that makes them a powerful force and an effective prevention/intervention tool. I highly recommend them and their Edutainment program. My students were impressed with them and asked to have them back for Lift Off in the fall."

Rosalyn Dischiavo
Director of Wellness
University of Hartford
- Director of Wellness



On behalf of the Entertainment Industries Counsil Inc., in association with the National Institute on Drug Abuse and The Robert Wood Foundation, I am pleased to notify you that Selfish Steam's "It Takes What It Takes" is a recipient of Prism Commendation for the 6th Annual Prism Awards in the category of Music/Music Video. Additionally, "Just Like Candy In A Store" is a Recipient of a Prism Certificat of Merrit in the same category.
The Prism Awards will be taped for later airing on the evening of May 9, 2002 at CBS Television City in Los Angeles. We hope that representatives of your musical production will be on hand to celebrate with us. Congradulations! I look forward to working with you in the coming months.

- Kathy Herdmann


Discography

"Other Peoples Stuff"
"Live at the Windsor Recovery Club"
"Live at Sober in the Sun"
"Selfish Steam"
Selfish Steam "Lost in Recovery"

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"We're no doctors, we have no college degrees, we're not therapists - - but this we do have - - a past that we wouldn't wish on anybody, a present that is next to none, and a future full of hopes and dreams."
-Tony Marossie
(Co-founder of Selfish Steam)

Tony Marossie grew up in Pasadena, California. By the age of thirteen, through his own bad decisions, he became a Ward of the Court. His new home was a place called Eastlake Juvenile Hall in East Los Angeles. This was only the beginning for Tony. Drugs and Alcohol consumed his every thought and by the age of sixteen he was drinking and using drugs on a daily basis.

Dropping out of school only made things worse for Tony. He was ordered by the court to join the military the day he turned seventeen or spend time in prison. He'd spend the next twenty-five years in and out of treatment centers, jails and institutions, chasing something that was right in front of him the whole time. It was his music.

Through the help of a 12 step program, Tony cleaned up his act and picked up his guitar and started writing music about his life experiences. He started to seek out other recovering musicians and put together a six piece band called "Selfish Steam.

In May of 2002, Selfish Steam received a Prism Commendation Award and a Prism Certificate of Merit (sponsored by the Entertainment Industries Council and the Robert Woods Johnson Foundation) for their "Outstanding contribution accurately depicting Drug and Alcohol Addiction in a Music/Music Video Recording." (www.prismawards.com)

Sobriety and persistence has taken these guys on an amazing journey with no end in site. Sharing the stage with Eddie Money, John Sebastion, Aztec Two-Step, Johnny Winter, Ivan Neville, Rick Derringer and many more, is a direct result of getting sober and doing the next right thing.

Selfish Steam has been dubbed by the media as "Friends in Recovery with Music that Touches the Soul." Their all-original music is written from their own life experiences, their music has its own style and their originality and the fun they have together is truly magic.

Selfish Steam is so much more than just a band. It is truly a band of brothers, helping each other in their daily journey through life.

"To be able to touch people with our music and see the response in their eyes is the greatest gift we could ask for. When ever we play we say if we reach just one person then it was all worth it. The more people who can hear our music the more we can maybe help, even if it just makes them think. We claim no affiliation with any group or organization and do not represent anyone except ourselves."

For more info please check us out at:
www.myspace.com/selfishsteamband
www.selfishsteam.com

Contact number:
call (860) 838-1012