Steppers Heaven

Steppers Heaven

BandBluesReggae

Bobby clumsy ninja, and Miss model T" Brown are "Laying the Blues on Boston" in their new EP. With songs of love, regret, travel and time, the soul/r&b outfit Steppers Heaven brings the thump to the blues.

Biography

If you took a side of Bobby Bland, and poured Etta James on him, then threw them in the blender with Santana, Pink Floyd, and Led Zeppelin, basted some Marvin Gaye with The Platters and baked it all with Temptations/Jackie Wilson biscuits, on a bedding of Amy Winehouse, rinsed off with a BB King/Bob Marley sauce and served red hot on a Buddy Guy/Bonnie Rait platter, with wine melodies crafted at the highest standard of tasyness...what if you did all that??? grotesque looking, but how would it sound? And what would stop that band from taking over the music world?

The Steppers Heaven band formed in 2003, out of the ashes of The Cool Side of The Pillow, a Boston based reggae outfit. Steppers Heaven consists of founding members: Bobby "clumsy ninja" Bishop(vocals/guitar), and Terelle "miss model T" Brown(vocals/guitar), along with Ethan Pransky (drums/perc) and Louie S (held down studio Bass).


Bobby "clumsy ninja" and Miss Model T hire themselves out for hired gun guitar work; and the entire band as a live stage and studio team (for artists/producers). They draw from their wealth of experience performing/recording as they tailor the sound, and approach to each musical situation. Bobby and Terelle have been noted street musicians in Boston for several years, having taken it to a level rarely seen these days...appearing on the radio, on TV, the paper, documentaries, the studio, and of course the stage.

Veterans of well over 100 club/bar shows and hundreds of subway/street performances, there is an ease to which they lay down soul music of all kinds, that's quite striking to the uninitiated. They are blessed to have recieved strong support and encouragement from the people of Boston, it's visitors, and it's many many students.

Having played drums and percussion since age 10, Ethan Pransky lays down the thump, for the reggae/blues explosion. Whether it be: blues, R&B, rock, reggae, ska, jazz, or funk, Ethan has the groove at all times. He's played with dozens of bands around New England for over ten years. Ethan holds a degree in Economics from Brandeis University and is multi-lingual.

A model, and a songwriter, Terelle "miss model T" Brown is a kickboxing, lead guitar playing badass (not her words) from Boston.
Having played and studied guitarwork for four years, she's amassed 500+ performances, in addition to interviews, appearences on radio, tv, and in print. She songwrites, sings, and plays lead guitar for Steppers Heaven. Terelle is unique in that she performed on stage her very first week of playing music (with The Cool Side of The Pillow), and hasn't looked back since.

An Englishman living in Boston, Bobby "clumsy ninja" Bishop has been playing music for over 20 years. He's a songwriter, producer, guitarist, and many things. A former Art History and Painting student turned musician, Bobby loves soul music of all kinds. Clumsy Ninja is a rabid fan of martial arts, and fighting sports. He trains in Chinese Kickboxing in Boston, time permitting. He's no ninja, but earns the nickname clumsy, by being a lanky, gangly mess (when he's not sparring, well...I guess all the time, such is life).

Lyrics

Understand

Written By: Robert J Bishop/Terelle P Brown

I'm not plugged in at all, am I?
That's why I can't hear a darn thing
I got cholked with dust and tears,can I
Turn around and sing about things?

And what I'm all about
The highway knows
an I travel wide
My story grows, as my story goes

And I seem to find
In a trail of tunes
That my heart is crying, it's crying out
Will it be over soon?

One moment there
I thought I had, the key to you
But it wasn't mine
I wasn't there, it wasn't true

One moment there
I tried to be, a better man
I take my blame
My bruises too, do you understand?

I'm both great and small, shall I?
Shall I write another piece of my tale?
Can I bear my soul, and will I?
Will I find the peace with myself?

And what I'm all about
The highway knows
an I travel wide
My story grows, as my story goes

And I seem to find
In a trail of tunes
That my heart is crying, it's crying out
Will it be over soon?

One moment there
I thought I had, the key to you
But it wasn't mine
I wasn't there, it wasn't true

One moment there
I tried to be, a better man
I take my blame
My bruises too, do you understand?

If I ever Let it Show

Written By: Robert J Bishop

I didn't have to
Let you know, that I was leaving
But I wanted you
To see me go

And it's, All I can do
It's in everything
It's everything you know

I wouldn't tell you nothing
If I was lonely, I wouldn't
Call your name
For me it was, plain to see
That we were, never gonna change
We'd never change

Will I go
will you see
Lonely, I'm alone with the memory
That you were once for me
If I left, would you know?
Would any of this bother me
so much,
If I ever let it show?

If I ever let it show
If I ever let it show

I didn't need, to have you
Help me with my problems
Didn't need to have you by my side
I didn't know, I didn't think
Thought I'd be stronger
It's the only thing I wanted inside

I couldn't tell you nothing
If it was timeless
I could only see the past
For me it was, plain to see
that we were, never gonna last
We'd never last

Will I go, will you see
Lonely, I'm alone with the memory
That you were once for me
If I left, would you know?
Would any of this bother me
so much,
If I ever let it show?

If I ever let it show
If I ever let it show

Over it Seems

Written By: Robert J Bishop

So you're saying, that it's over
Over it seems
I'll be seeing you, both night and day
In dreams, oh in dreams

And you're saying, it doesn't matter
Matter at all
And oh, how our fortunes, baby
Will rise and fall, rise and fall

But oh no, it's bad again,watch me break apart
Cos right now, I found I'm in the, the dark
You can't do this, anymore, anytime
You broke yours, but not yet mine.

Just saying, that it's over
Won't set me free
For I'll be seeing you, both night and day
In dreams, oh in dreams

And it shouldn't ever matter
Matter at all
And oh, how our fortunes, baby
Will rise and fall, rise and fall

But oh no, it's bad again,watch me break apart
Cos right now, I found I'm in the, the dark
You can't do this, anymore, anytime
You broke yours, but not yet mine

Discography

-"Laying the Blues on Boston" 2007 EP.
-Featured on Mighty Mystic's hit singles "Better Times", "Firetown"
-"Steppers Heaven" The project, a release of five R&B renditions of Bobby Bishop songs by the artist, in conjunction with Spareclip Ent.
-"Bongo's Special Blend" 2003 collection of dubs and early songs.
-"Girl Fists Hurt" 2004 live recordings at the Western Front in Cambridge, Ma.
- "Girl Fists Hurt 2" 2005/2006 further live recordings, compilation of various tracks from the band.

Set List

Steppers Heaven can play for hours on end, performing exclusively original material if need be. Or, we can rock a huge repertoire of blues, reggae, soul, r&b, and/or rock covers. We can come stripped down as a duo (Model T and Clumsy) or as full rocking ensemble, so there is really no typical set or sound-its just something you're gonna love hearing and seeing.