Die Musiker der durchstartenden Band leben eine indische Spiritualität, die sich in ihrer Musik -- feinster Reggae in der Tradition der späten 1970er Jahre -- textlich und kompositorisch niederschlägt. Mit sieben Musikern -- Keyboards, Drums, Bass, Percussion und die erwähnten drei -- spielt Steel String eine Reggaeshow, die beim Publikum phasenweise zu Ekstase führen kann. Das Programm von Steel String setzt sich aus ruhig groovenden und Up Tempo- Nummern zusammen, immer abwechslungsreich komponiert, mit großem Sinn für Nuancen und Unterhaltungswert. Das große Pfund der Sieben ist die Kombination von zeitlosem, internationalem Songwriting ("Makeda", "Music") und das hohe technische Niveau. Mit diesen Features unterscheidet sich Steel String von den meisten Reggaebands Deutschlands. Rechtzeitig zum Treibhaus-Gig erscheint am 2. Januar 2009 ihr Debut-Album "To The Root" über Soulfire Artists / Rough Trade im Handel. Hier ist sich eine junge Band ihrer Qualität und ihres Potentials bewusst.
Outta Germany there comes a new Artist to show you how your guitar can do great service to Reggaemusic. Surrounded by the deep truthfulness and bright lyrical expressions of Uno Jahma the Strings, in an adequate way, support the singer with their voices. They can cry, they can laugh, they can wail… Maxim Joker and Christian Minor give their best to make the band worth to be called SteelString.
let it conquer your heart and give you...some direction To The Root of Tree To ONE LOVE!
It all began in 2004 when Uno Jahma began to watch out for a band to play some Bob Marley Music along with him. So Jah wanted he discovered Christian on guitar, Markus on bass and also a drummer named Mazze. Understanding the lack of Reggaemusic in their local scene these young musicians were eager to fill it up with their newly presented coversongs. After about one year the four - man Combo has grown into an nine – man Band. Keyboarder, Percussionist, two backing ladies and a further guitar player, namely Maxim Joker, appeared on the SteelString-Screen. In the next year the Demo Disc “SteelString” and the Maxi Disc “OMED” were recorded and published, and SteelString became familiar with the local stages. After some change of the backing-band SteelString found itself with a new drummer and percussionist as well as with the guitarists adopting the backing of Frontman Uno..s vocals. The now 7 musicians Toured The Root in 2007. About 30 concerts during the warm season, in Germany and Austria and diverse Interviews with Radiostations and local Newspapers formed the Activities of SteelString in 2007. During this period the SteelString members also developed the consciousness of trying to find their way to their own nature and style of presenting their music. The Debut-Album “To The Root” was no longer out of sight, when the Playlist was fix in the end of 2007. The Recordings started in RockShow-studios, Germany and a longer brake from Touring was made to concentrate on work on the Album. The Disc is....out now.