About Steal the Prize
Steal The Prize is a four piece rock and roll group hailing from Lynchburg, Virginia. Their music allows it’s listeners to channel in on the moment, and re-live experiences expressed through the music and lyrics of each song individually. Every song hones in on a certain vibe to express a feeling or emotion, therefore allowing their music to be genreless. There is no limitations to what style of music Steal The Prize plays, but certainly has a defined sound that allows it’s listeners to recognize the group. When one listens to Steal The Prize, the message of open-minded thinking is very clear and promoted within themselves and their community. Each individual member of the band draws influence from a number of great bands from the 60’s and 70’s era, but they also share a number of common influences (The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd…..). This diversity within the group allows each member to draw on their own personal influences to create new and inventive ideas in an era of music where originality has somewhat fallen to the back burner. If you like listening to bands that always give you something different that you can relate to on a wide variety of deep levels, Steal The Prize is worth the listen.
In 2002 Ben Delaurentis & Adam Rodgers met through middle school and started writing and playing music. Delaurentis & Rodgers added Mark Cullen in 2004 and early in 2007 the band formed into the current state by adding the fourth member, Jon Fies.
Currently the band is unsigned, and has released a full length album called “I Want to Talk to God” and two EPs, the first entitled “Vanity Isnt Fair,” and the second titled “Tourists.” A new album entitled “I Think I Am”, has been in the works since mid-2010 with a projected release date for 2011. The new album has been recorded fully analog to one inch tape on a sixteen channel taskcam reel-to-reel machine. The process of recording “I Think I Am” has been exciting and has produced a new recorded sound for Steal The Prize. The limitations of recording to tape have allowed the group to be more creative than ever and work well with what they have.
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