Steve Smith and Conga J

Steve Smith and Conga J

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Steve Smith and Conga J are very excited about what the future holds. The duo is rapidly drawing fan's attention; playing music from all genres. Dubbed as a "favorite duo" at local Indianapolis bars, Conga J and Steve Smith are ready to entertain all ages with all styles of music. A TRULY UNIQUE DUO

Biography

The Steve Smith and Conga J duo are an absolutely one-a-kind duo. First, they're the only duo on the planet that shares birthdays on Christmas Eve. Besides the Capricorn chemistry, both parties are well-faceted, well-experienced, multi-instrumentalists that love doing what they do. You WILL NOT see another duo ANYWHERE that can
bring the energy and the heart and the sound to a song like the Steve Smith and Conga J duo.

Steve Smith and Conga J are very excited about what the future holds. Coined by an enthusiastic fan as "Acoustic, Rock, Lounge". We are incorporating the latest in loop technology and drums. The duo has performed in many bars covering material from the Grateful Dead, Rolling Stones, and Allman Brothers - to material from bands like Dave Mathews Band, Jack Johnson, Xavier Rudd and Sublime.

INFLUENCES:

Steve Smith loves the music of Bob Marley, Igor Stravinsky, Frank Zappa, Mohavishnu Orchestra, Robert Johnson, Amos Lee, Xavier Rudd, and the Decemberist.

Conga J loves the drumming of Mickey Hart, Zakir Hussein, Giovanni Hildalgo, Sikiru Adepoju, Matt Abts, Jason Haan, Micheal Travis, Steve Gadd , Jack Gilfoy (local Indiana Jazz legend), Jack DeJohnette , Jon Fishman, Vinnie Colaiuta, Dave Weckl, Vinnie Amico, Jim Laughlin, Mike Dillion, Joe Russo, Carter Beuford, Jeff Sipe, Micheal Barker, Adam Topol, Darren Pulajet, Manas Itene, Carlton Barrett, Bunny Wailer, Domingo Ortiz, Danny Carrey, Vinnie Paul , Lars Ulrich, Ringo Starr, Peter Erksine , Buddy Rich , Gene Krupa, and none other that legend John Bonham.

Discography

WE ARE CURRENTLY IN THE STUDIO WORKING ON NEW TRACKS, REFINING OLD TRACKS, AND EXCITED ABOUT 2008!!

Set List

We have a couple dozen originals that we throw in the mix of our sets. We mainly play covers for people in bars. We have been playing bands like this lately:

ROLLING STONES
ALLMAN BROTHERS
GRATEFUL DEAD
STEVE MILLER
ERIC CLAPTON
ELVIS PRESLEY
STEVE EARLE
EAGLES
VAN MORRISON
JOHNNY CASH
BOB MARLEY
PINK FLOYD
JIMI HENDRIX
LED ZEPPELIN
SANTANA
SKYNYRD
NEIL YOUNG
DOORS
THE POLICE
JOHN MELLENCAMP
DAVE MATHEWS BAND
JACK JOHNSON
SUBLIME
WEEZER
VIOLENT FEMMES
SQUIRREL NUT ZIPPERS
OUTKAST
PHISH
GORILLAZ
TOM PETTY
RED HOT CHILLI PEPPERS
RADIOHEAD
WIDESPREAD PANIC
BEASTIE BOYS
XAVIER RUDD
JOHN BUTLER TRIO
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