Frank lyrics, catchy melodies, and a relaxed stage presence marks this San Francisco-native’s “Coastal Rock.”
Stephanie Teel is a native San Franciscan, and still lives in the City, across from Ocean Beach. She started her music career playing all the top hotels in San Francisco for private parties, including political events and entertaining overseas dignitaries.
Her road gigs began in Las Vegas with the Al Bellow Revue with Jenny Jones as the band’s leader and drummer. (Jenny went on to be a TV talk show host). The band was booked solid for two years, playing in several casinos in Vegas, Reno, Tahoe, and clubs in New Mexico and a tour of eastern Canada. Stephanie also has played solo performances in Great Falls, Montana, New Orleans, San Francisco, Oakland's Art & Soul Festival and a tour in Arizona.
Stephanie returned to San Francisco in the 1980s, and put together the Stephanie Teel Band. She played the dance club circuit five nights a week throughout the Bay Area. Top quality musicians were always part of her band. She also took a band on the road playing in Tahoe, Reno, Laughlin, and Hawthorne, Nevada, and in Springfield, Oregon and Hollywood, Calif. With her father, Mark Teel, who is a renowned SF sax player, Stephanie played jazz guitar in his big band for the Oakland Raiders for two seasons. In 1990, Stephanie was the lead guitarist for the Zasu Pitts Memorial Orchestra. The band featured some of the best musicians and vocalists in the Bay Area. She also played for Linda Tillery at the 1990 Michigan Women's Festival, and with members of Santana, Tower Of Power, and the band War.
Roy Schmall (Keyboards, Vocals) began his career sharing the stage with legendary artists Jimi Hendrix and Big Brother and the Holding Company. After touring Europe he returned to co-found Smoke Inc., an R&B, Reggae, and Funk band that opened for such notables as Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Burning Spear, Rick James, Sly Stone and Dr. John. Smoke Inc. made B.A.M. magazine's top 10 independent release list.
Steve Valverde (Vocals, Bass Guitar) began his professional musical career working his way through UC Berkeley and playing throughout the Bay Area. Immediately after graduating from Berkeley, Steve hit the road working clubs and concerts throughout the U.S., Korea, and Japan. He eventually returned to the Bay Area to perform and record with Chris Rowan of the Rowan Brothers, sharing the stage with the Jerry Garcia Band and David Crosby. He later went on to perform with Zulu Spear, Paul Pena, members of the Doobie Brothers, the Elvin Bishop Band, Huey Lewis and the News, the Quicksilver Messenger Service, and Jefferson Starship.
Steve Cameron's explosive, high-energy drumming, soaring vocals and all-around professionalism have made him one of the most sought-after musicians in the Bay Area. Steve has been performing for over 28 years and has recorded and toured with the Cruise Tones. He also has recorded, appeared in concert with or toured with Joe Satriani, Bonnie Hayes, Genesis, Michael McDonald, Eddie Money, Roxy Music and the Stray Cats.