Stead Job is an old-school rock band from the metropolitan area of São Paulo, Brazil that hits the road on a customized yellow van called "The Kombosa Submarine" (Any reference to a certain quartet of Liverpool is not a coincidence). These four Classic Rock´n 'Roll aficionados bring a part of rock history live to the stage. I talked to Vanessa Abreu, lead singer and guitar player is responsible for the amazing female vocals. She represents the Pin Up and of the 50´s.

 

 

(GF) Characterization is an important element not only of your performance, but it seems to be part of the very concept of the band. Can you tell us more about it?

(VA) We thought of a way of mixing the previous experiences of the members, who had been over 20 years on the road in many bands of different styles. We dress as characters who represent our favorite decades in the history of rock music. I am the Pin Up, with red lipstick, representing the 1950´s aura. I also try to show that there is a place for women in rock. Lêu Abreu, the drummer, is the hippie of the 1960s. His costumes evokes the vibe of Woodstock. Renatera, the bass player is passionate about the 1970´s Groove and Marquinhos Carvalho, guitar player, is a represents the geek culture of the 80's.

(GF) What is the typical repertoire of a show?

(VA) The show's repertoire includes a hand full of classics, hit songs from Led Zeppelin, Queen, Janis Joplin and Creedence, among others. The Brazilian rock is represented by Rita Lee and Raul Seixas. And, of course, there´s also Beatles. Actually, we got the name of the band from the lyrics of "She came in through the bathroom window" and "Paperback Writer". We like to think of it as the perfect soundtrack for a road trip.

(GF) Who is in the audience of Steady Job?

(VA) The band has been together for three years and after almost a hundred shows in the curriculum, we realize that Steady Job attracts both young and old children interested in the sound and the story of rock music. Our motto is "Rock brings people together". I think the elderly have their memories revived and youngsters start to learn about the rhythm and develop a taste for it. Sometimes our fans turn into friends these relationships go beyond show days and come to life in genuine friendships. Last year we recorded a CD with the favorites of the audience. It also included the single "Three Wishes", the group's first composition.

(GF) How about future projects?

At the end of this year, we will record our first EP! We still don´t have an official release date, but I can already tell you that the album is full of love stories, from different points of view. We mixed the melodic styles of folk and powerful choruses of pop, but with a vintage signature, that is our trademark.


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Who likes the purple color?

Guess what!! We love it!

Mini Competition for Best Picture of the Night at Jazzbones2803 6th Ave.

In order to create the album of the evening, we would like the attendees to take part.

So what do you have to do?

Equip with your best mood, wear a glowing smile, charge your cell phone or camera, and shoot as many pictures as you can during the show.

Send the one you like best at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your name under or post it at our facebook page ( The Old School Project ) during the show tagging @theoldschoolproject and @Limberlost Music ….

A vote will follow for the best photo and the winner will get a unique handmade backpack by Handy Ingenious Tools series worth 70,00 euros.

NOTE*

You do not have to be a professional photographer or take the best shot of the galaxy. We applaud the effort and willingness to participate.

All photos will be publishes at the review of the night on www.theoldschoolproject.com

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Friday January 19

Limberlost Music
Dedset
See By Sound

Doors at 7, Music at 8
$6adv/$10dos/21+

Jazzbones
2803 6th Ave
Tacoma WA 98406

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Tuesday, 12 June 2018 00:00

QOK LIve at Small Country Campground

QOK we'll be at Small Country Campground next Saturday celebrating Father's Day weekend with camping and music!

Open to the public, Admission $10 for ages 16 and up (including campers) Come enjoy great bands, vendors, food and brews! Keep an eye out for a list of participating bands and a list of our awesome vendors coming soon!

About The Band

Q.O.K. has been building a buzz in the suburbs of Northern Virginia as a young alternative pop/rock band of siblings with mature tastes in music and a great chemistry on stage - but they’re far from your average “family band”.
The band originally started in 2009 when drummer Hallie Roberts began taking lessons at the age of 6. Guitarist/songwriter Jerald Roberts and bassist Loren Roberts were already journeymen of their craft. The only logical step was to recruit keyboardist/vocalist Ingrid Roberts, and singer/songwriter Kristyn Roberts to complete the quintet. Over the next 8 years Q.O.K. grew and developed. The days of late night Guitar Hero World Tour grew into local festivals filled with cover music, which turned into recording & performing original tunes.

Read More ABout The Band Here.

 

About The Venue

It was in this state of neglect when Ruth Small saw a small ad in the March 6, 1968 Washington Post which read “52 acres, more or less, $100 down and $100 per month” and a telephone number. After a quick visit by Bill and Ruth and their three children, the purchase was made and the Small Family had a country get-away from the daily grind of Washington, DC, while Ruth and Bill both worked in and around the Capital until 1996. The Small kids Suzy, Billy and Bryan began what became a farm enterprise, starting with raising game chickens and goats during their weekend visits to “Small’s Back Acres.”  This grew, next with rabbits, and turkeys, pigs, horses, cows, and then a young bull buffalo named Ralph!  Many campers still remember Ralph and the horses from the first few years of the campground. Within a short time, a vision was born – of the Small Family sharing this inspiring getaway with others in need of a getaway and an experience in nature. By the fall of 1975 ground was broken for the first 55 campsites (water and electric only), the store and bathhouse, the electric building and pumphouse. On the weekend of May 14, 1976, a momentous time in our story, the first campers poured in to fill our campground! In celebration of our grand opening, visitors gathered around (in a mist!) to hear Suzy Small and a friend play a two hour serenade of song and guitar accompaniment. Within a year of opening, we ventured further into our wonderful and exciting dreams by building Lake Ruth Ann, our beautiful 25-acre lake.

Read More ABout The Venue Here.


Since you've come so far ...

.... we would like to inform you about The Old School Project's operation. Over time, the number of people interested in The Old School Project has steadily increased. Unlike other websites and online media, the core of The Old School Project is not the well-known journalists and radio producers, but the young people in the field of journalism who nevertheless worthy of their place. Therefore, the resources for running The Old School Project, which requires time, money and hard work, come only from its physical place, the coffeehouse.

So to continue to provide our services to upcoming bands / artists, giving the opportunity to new journalists publish their articles, and to develop our innovative ideas, we ask you to devote a minute of your time and become a part of The Old School Project.


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