We Lost Our Brother & Guitarist But His Spirit Will Live With Us Always. R.I.P Justin "Juice" Lee
On July 25th 2017, our brother and band mate Justin Lee, better known as "Juice", shockingly and sadly passed away suddenly from a brain aneurysm. A beautiful memorial at Wanuskewin Heritage Park in Saskatoon SK was held and saw Justin's family from Trinidad and Montreal, many members of the local music community in attendance, as well as, performed in honour of the Juice. Reeling from this catastrophic loss, the remaining band members frontman Earl Pereira and drummer Kurtis Schultz, with the blessing from Justin's family, proceeded to honour the summer and fall tour dates that were booked as a tribute. The tour was 30 shows spanning across Canada from Tofino to Montreal and was aptly named the "For Juice With Love Tour". It was a very emotional but cathartic time for the band and their fans and supporters and took a lot of strength and courage and help from The Steadies extended musical family as brothers Al Peterson (aka Origami Army), Sean Viloria, and Alex Varughese joined them to help spread the love. There is so much to be said about this special person who touched so many, but the best showing of the effect he had was the outpouring of love and support from all over the world while galvanizing the local Saskatoon music community. CBC, Global, CTV, Star Phoenix, multiple international radio stations and media all gave tribute to our brother Juice, and the number of heartfelt social media posts and comments was off the charts. Justin will be deeply missed but his special energy and spirit will be with us always, and will live on through the music and sound he helped create. We love you so much Juice, rest in paradise
It's Time for A Love Revolution: New Video Released Today! Watch it now on the homepage!
June 25th 2017 marks the worldwide release of The Steadies brand new single and video for Love Revolution, which is the titled track of their latest album. This festive world beat party-anthem is a song about bringing people of all races, genders, and ages together while spreading the message of unity, peace & love. The video features various musicians and artists of the thriving Saskatoon music scene, which is the home city of the Canadian island-rock band. The amazing positive energy and vibes brought out by beautiful people of the 'Paris of the Prairies', truly made this video a Love Revolution. It's true what they say... "love conquers all".
The Steadies Take On Asia!
In May & June of 2017 Earl & The Steadies performed all over mainland China and South Korea performing in 17 cities! This was the first international tour for the band but it was their fearless frontman's 2nd tour of China when Earl performed with his former award-winning band WIde Mouth Mason when they became the first North American band to perform in mainland China. The boys had an amazing adventure and experience they will never forget and plan to keep building there fan base in Asia in the years to come thanks to their China based record label MusicDish whom the band signed to in January.
The Steadies will be performing 17 shows in 17 cities across mainland China and South Korea from Beijing to Shanghai to Seoul starting this May 9th 2017! All marketing and promotions of the tour and album release will be done by their Asian based music label MusicDish China.
Announcing the Addition of the Newest Steadie!
Welcome to the family Mr. Kurtis Schultz! Kurtis has been a friend of the band since their early days under their old name Mobadass back in 2008 and even filled in on drums for band on a number of occasions over the years.A veteran touring musician of 12 years, Schultz has performed with various bands based in Western Canada and also is an established producer and EDM DJ Kusch.
The Steadies Get Signed in Asia!
In late January 2017, The Steadies signed a promotions and distributions deal with China based music company MusicDish headed by Canadian born industry veteran Eric De Fontenay. A 17 city tour of Asia is in the works for the band for Spring/Summer 2017 as well as the Asian release of the bands current album Love Revolution. Stay tuned for more exciting details!
Big News! The Steadies Featured in Canadian Musician Magazine!
Things just keep getting better and better and now we have been chosen as one of three artists to be featured in the October issue of Canadian Music Magazine as part of their 'Showcase' series which features new artists on the rise. They also gave our new album Love Revolution a fantastic review, so exciting whoohoo! Big thanks to their staff of top notch editors and writers, it is an honour to be chosen alongside other great artists like Dallas Smith. Here is a link to check out the article! click here
Hometown Shakedown in Saskatoon!
Our first hometown show since our spring album release party took place October 1st 2016 and it was a crazy night at one of our favourite venues Capitol Music Club. The house was packed full of Steadies fans who gave the band so much energy and created a amazing energy in the room, it was definitely a very special Rocksteady Saturday and perhaps our best Saskatoon show yet!
Sensational Steadies Summer 2016!
It was an action packed hot hot summer for The Steadies with highlights being headlining a huge crowd of over 5,000 in Banff Ab for their Canada Day Fireworks Festival, throwing our first triple-boat party in Kelowna BC, and ending the summer tour at the beautiful Waskesiu Lake resort performing at their 2nd Annual Lakeside Music Festival. We would like to thank everyone who came out to see us on our travels and for making this one summer to remember.
Awesome jam packed August kicks off at the Dogpatch Music Festival!
It's been a hot steady summer so far and the fun keeps going as your favorite reggae-rockers kick off the opening night at the Dogpatch Music Festival in Whelan SK Friday August 5th! It's going to be a great weekend of music and The Steadies will have the music loving crowd and the northern lights dancing the night away.
Steadies Summer Invasion!
Summer 2016 just keeps getting better and better. The Steadies have been added to the stellar all Saskie line-up including Rah Rah, Library Voices and Close Talker, at the Sasktel Summer Invasion festival in Regina SK July 8th & 9th! For more info visit www.summerivasion.ca
It's time for a Love Revolution!
The Steadies brand new album is available now for world-wide digital sale, exclusively right here! Just click here and enjoy owning your very own copy to sing and dance to all day and all night. This will be your new favourite summer album guaranteed!
New Video and Single 'Take Me Home' Is Online!
Spring has sprung with the launch of our brand new single "Take Me Home"! Watch it now on our website homepage and please feel free to comment and subscribe to our YouTube Channel www.youtube.com/thesteadiesmusic
What a crazy month it has been starting with touring with reggae legends The Wailers, finishing the new album and new music video, and now about to do a full April album release tour starting Saturday April 2nd. Lots of tour pictures and videos coming soon!
Official Album Release Date!!!
The Steadies are excited to announce that their upcoming album Love Revolution will be released on April 2nd 2016 followed by a release party that night in their home town Saskatoon at Capitol Music Club! The band will be continuing the support of the new album with a cross-Canada Spring/Summer Tour!
Proud to be Saskatchewan!
We have exciting news to announce, we have received funding and support to record our new album and tour in support of it thanks to Creative Saskatchewan! We feel blessed to have the support of our own provincial government funded organization who is all about supporting and developing local artists whether it be music, film, theatre and more. Thank you so much, we are feeling the love!
Rockin' Steady Into 2016 Touring With Reggae Legends!
Big announcement to kick off 2016! The Steadies' next show in their hometown Saskatoon will be sharing the stage with the legendary Wailers (Bob Marley's band!) at Obrian's Event Centre Friday March 4th! Their entire show is all Bob Marley & The Wailers classics led by his original bassist, band leader, and Earl's idol, Mr.Aston 'Family Man' Barrett! So make sure to get your tickets as they are available now.
A Rock Steady New Year's Eve Dance Party!
It's been a great year for The Steadies and they will be ending off 2015 with a bang with a big New Year's Eve Bash which will be now located at the 2nd Ave Grill in downtown Saskatoon! So if you are in town for the holidays make sure to get your tickets as this will be a guaranteed fun night of champagne and rock steady goodness! Click here to purchase your advance tickets and we will see you on the dancefloor! $20 10:30pm Shwtime
Let's Go Steady Back 2 School Bash!
It's that time of the year again, summer is over and students are back in their familiar class room surroundings. Luckily if you are a Saskatoon resident you can have a fun night to go out and party with your hometown Steadies at the best venue in the city Capitol Music Club Friday September 18th. The band will be showcasing songs from their upcoming EP and you can even pre-order a copy and be the first to own it worldwide! Purchase advance tickets here and save $5 at the door 19+ only. See you on the dancefloor!
Steadies in the Studio!
After spending nearly 9 months on pre-production for the new music, the Saskatoon island-rockers treated themselves to studio time at the world class OCL Studios just outside of Calgary AB. Their first attempt to record at there earlier in the summer failed to due a terrible storm which caused major power outages in the area. However, this time, the determined group would not be denied!. It only took the power trio a day and a half to record their upcoming EP thanks to going old-school and having all of the songs honed in so well that they could perform them live off the floor one after another. The end result is going to be the best Steadies music ever so stay tuned for a mid Fall 2015 release!
One Crazy Summer!
Another amazing summer has come to end and The Steadies capped things off with their busiest August ever playing 15 shows in 20 days! The band rock-steadied their way across Western Canada performing at festivals such as Wapiti Music Fest in Fernie BC, Calgary Reggaefest, Waskesiu Lakeside Fest:, and headlined a crowd of nearly 5,000 at Kamloops Ribfest. There was a sold-out boat party in beautiful Kelowna, a sweet studio pool party and plenty of beach time and now the band will be hitting the studio to finish their new EP set to release in Mid-October!
Sasktel Saskatchewan Jazz Festival Presents: The Steadies
After a year hiatus from the biggest music event in their home province, rock-steady is back at the 2015 Sask Jazz Festival! This year's line-up includes Grammy Award winning artists such as Erykah Badu, The Roots, Michael Franti, Wyclef Jean and so many more! But on Friday July 3rd, The Capitol Music Club in Saskatoon will be electric, as local reggae-rockers The Steadies will by funktifying the dancefloor all night long! For more info and tickets visit: http://saskjazz.com/artist/69/the-steadies
Playing for Pink Wig!
On May 2nd the prestigious 4th Annual Pink Wig Gala, which is a fundraiser for their women's cancer charity, was held at the Adam Ballroom in Saskatoon and The Steadies had the honour of being the feature live act of the night. The charity raised the most money ever and overall was a smashing success!
Sunny Spring Tour in Beautiful B.C.
It was the band's first B.C. tour in the spring in many years and it was action packed as The Steadies played 9 shows in 11 days from Golden B.C. all the way to Tofino! Lexie finally got to see Longbeach and the trio enjoyed some gorgeous weather which also made for great summer vibing live shows! Their 420 party in Duncan at the amazing Showroom was recorded in high quality audio and video so stay tuned for some some future live performance posts!
Rocky Mountain Rocksteady!
The band spent back-to-back Bow Valley weekends in Canmore then in Banff for Easter Long Weekend and rocked 6 crazy fun shows! The Drake and Rose & Crown were the first venues frontman Earl Pereira started playing in with Mobadass, "going back to these rooms feels like playing hometown shows because of all of those years playing there as Mobadass and now as The Steadies. The crowds and shows are still some of the funnest ones and we look forward to them every year!" says Pereira.
Taking the Rocksteady Explosion to Ontario & Quebec this weekend!
March 6th - 14th island-rock spreads out east to Kingston for another crazy party show at The Merchant, and their highly anticipated first Saturday night show in Montreal at Jack Saloon Urbain! The tour finishes up in Ottawa at The Heart & Crown for 3 killer nights at the funnest pub in the famous Byward Market!
Amazing Alberta Tour!
The Steadies played a grueling 9 shows in 10 days but never lost their signature high-energy pace as they island-rocked Red Deer, Calgary and Edmonton for the first time in over a year! The shows were a huge success, in Calgary they sold out Nite Owl and were moved to the bigger main floor venue and then had an epic encore with the other amazing bands UNO and JK & The Relays. It was definitely a rocksteady explosion to say the least! Wrapping up the tour was a Valentine Day show at Blues on Whytle in Edmonton and the place was jammed and filled with Steady love in the air.
2015 Why-Oh Winter Tour Coming to a City near You!
Your favourite island-rockers are heading back on tour starting with 10 shows in Alberta in February! The band has been working on new material for their next album and will be testing out some their new songs at these shows so make sure to spread the word and check the tour page for dates near you!
Winter Festival in the Prairies? Thankfully It's Indoors!
The Steadies ended off January headlining the 1st Annual Beer Bacon Bands Festival in Regina SK. 12 of the Queen City's top chefs competed to create dishes with bacon, over 100 beer and alcohol vendors sold out of everything, and the bands were the icing on the cake! Here's a little sneak peak of that weekend's festivities...
Ringing in the New Year!
The Steadies brought the New Year in with a bang with a fantastic show in beautiful Jasper AB at the Legion! The band has been hard at work writing and demo-ing new songs for their new album which they are shooting to release in August 2015. With a busy touring and recording schedule coming up and summer festival, this will be a great year to rock steady with The Steadies!
Fall 2014 Cross Canada 'Return of Island Rock' Tour a Success!
We had an amazing tour travelling all the way to the Sunshine Coast BC for the first time all the way to Montreal! Some highlights were starting the tour off playing our first ever studio concert at the beautiful OCL Studios in Calgary; island rocking Victoria at Lucky Bar, headlining the Vancouver Fanclub for a swanky Vancouver Fashion Week After Party, showcasing twice at Breakout West in Winnipeg; and having crazy packed shows in Ottawa and Kingston!
New single You Got Me hits radio stations across Canada!
The band has released their official single 'You Got Me' from their recent album Starcity Shakedown, so make sure to request it at a pop-rock station near you! The song was produced by hit-machine Ryan Stewart (Carly Rae Jepsen), and is being tracked to radio by Oscar Furtado of Tandem Tracks. The Steadies would like to thank SaskMusic for their help in funding this exciting radio promotion campaign!
Sold-Out Saskatoon Homecoming Show!
After a long cross-Canada Fall tour, it felt so good to come home to a packed house at The Capitol Music Club! Special thanks to our musical guests Ben, Eric and Corey and DJs VBRTR. A huge thank you to everyone who came out and made it a very special night and we will be posting some amazing pictures courtesy of Chatfield Photgraphics on our photos page.
Peak Performance Project Bootcamp Success!
Frontman Earl Pereira and manager Kate Matthews represented The Steadies and Saskatchewan with pride at the 2014 Peak Performance Boot Camp in Princeton BC to end the summer. Earl was the conference's performance coach and Kate was the stylist extraordinaire, working tirelessly to help the top 24 unsigned bands in Alberta and B.C. get world class ready.
Winnipeg and Breakout West here we come!
The Steadies were one of four bands chosen to represent Saskatchewan at the 2014 Breakout West (aka Western Canadian Music Awards) Showcase and Festival! Although frontman Earl Pereira is no stranger to the Peg having played numerous sold-out shows when he was a member of Wide Mouth Mason, these will be The Steadies' first official Winnipeg shows! For more details and festival schedule go to: www.breakoutwest.com
Back on road headlining Dogpatch Music Festival and more!
The Steadies have been gearing up to hit the road after a 6 month hiatus due to frontman Earl Pereira's achilles injury. The band will be headlining festivals, clubs, house concerts, and even a boat party in Kelowna to end the summer. The Steadies will also be supporting their album Starcity Shakedown across Canada in the fall before they head back into the studio, so make sure to check out the tour page for updates on shows near you! www.thesteadies.ca/tour
SaskMusic InTune Compilation featuring The Steadies songs 'Someday' and 'Closer'!
SaskMusic and Bacardi are pleased to announce a promotional partnership with the distribution of an additional In Tune 2014 compilation cd in selected SLGA stores in Saskatchewan. The compilation will be distributed and marketed separately from the previous SaskMusic In Tune 2014 compilation. Bacardi will be promoting and distributing the compilation with selected Bacardi Brands this fall. www.saskmusic.com
Tour postponed due to injury
We're sad to announce that our CD release tour has been postponed because our frontman Earl Pereira ruptured his right Achilles tendon while on tour. Earl underwent surgery and will be working in his studio with some great clients until he can get back on the road this August.
Review of the new album!
Check out this review of Starcity Shakedown by NewCanadianMusic.ca. Thanks for the kind words, Noah!
Our brand new record + a big party in our hometown + drummer Lexie Miller =
We're very excited to announce that we'll be releasing our new record, Starcity Shakedown, at Amigos in Saskatoon on November 29th, 2013. We'll also be introducing our fabulous new drummer, Lexi Miller, who picks up where our good friend and former Steadies drummer Jason Hattie left off. Jason's sense of humour and easy-going attitude made him a blast to play with and we know that he's going on to great things as he works on building his empire in Hairdu Records and on his many fantastic music projects.
New studio album coming in 2013
We're having a great time working on new stuff for you guys! We love making new music and we're excited about what we've been doing in the studio so far. Now we just have to figure out how we're going to top our award-nominated EP packaging. (How do you beat crayons and a colouring contest?)
Earl Pereira to offer producing, performance coaching, song writing and more
Front-man Earl Pereira has performed over 3000 shows, won numerous industry awards and has played with some of the biggest acts in the business including the Rolling Stones and AC/DC. With the opening of his Fame Machine Recording Studio, Pereira is looking forward to working with a host of talented artists. Visit earlpereira.com or famemachine.ca for details.
We're charting! The Steadies reach the Top 50 at Canadian radio
Thanks to your requests, our debut single See You When I Go has now reached 2,500,000 listeners across Canada. Thanks for all your support, we couldn't have done it without you!
Toronto, here we come!
The band is moving out East for a few months beginning September 1st. Catch us around the area or see us in Saskatoon when we return home in time for our fundraiser event.
The Steadies receive their first Western Canadian Music Award nomination!
We are very excited to announce that our manager Kate Matthews has been nominated in the Album Design of the Year category for her brilliant work on The Steadies' EP at the Western Canadian Music Awards. Click here if you'd like to see our album design. The awards ceremony and music festival will take place in Regina September 27th - 30th.
We're hitting radio across Canada!
We just sent our debut single 'See You When I Go' to your favorite radio stations across Canada! We collaborated with multi-platinum producer Ryan Stewart, who produced Carly Rae Jepsen's Call Me Maybe which hit number one in 37 countries. Check out our tour page for supporting dates.
New Year's Eve show announced with The Gaff at Amigos in Saskatoon
New music released with Colour-Your-Own-Album-Cover!
EP release party on Friday September 23rd in Saskatoon!
The self-titled EP has 5 brand new full-production songs that are sure to get you dancing! Join the guys at Louis' on September 23rd and get a copy of the EP included in the $15 ticket price. Tickets available at Louis' and Momentum.
Mobadass changes band name
June 28th goes down in history!
The band wins RAWLCO Radio 10K20 Recording Grant