THE ANSWER | Steve Chab Band | Featured Artist Spotlight
Connected and Useful is proud to feature "The Answer" - a song by Steve Chab Band:
Steve Chab writes, designs, and codes music, art, and words in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania because Jesus loves you.
Medium and genre do not limit Steve. His luscious musical compositions encompass elements of abstract electronic, boom bap hip hop, progressive rock, and post-hardcore. His poetry and lyrics challenge listeners with Biblical imagery. He remixes art the same way that music concrète samples sound, manipulating patterns into glitchy, saturated spectacles. Critics have said he has a "subtle obsession with specificity."
Steve performs in the greater Pittsburgh area acoustically and as a three-piece emotive grunge band called Steve Chab Band. For rappers, singers, and other bands, he's composed, produced, and engineered music, designed album artwork, and provided creative direction. He also performs with various musicians at Church gatherings, concerts, and youth retreats.
Steve's musical collaborations have included Vanilla, Sol Invicto (featuring Stephen Carpenter of Deftones), Ali Spagnola, Jake Bernsten of Beauty Slap, and a robotic cooking pot. He has shared the stage with The Composure, The Dudley Corporation, and Josh Epstein of JR JR. Four albums and six EPs fill Steve's musical repertoire. In 2016, he reinterpreted Nils Frahm's neoclassical piano as progressive rock by composing, performing, and recording new instrumentation atop three of Frahm's recorded pieces. Steve's 2013 album, Tempo, sets spiritual poetry to a fury of dirty guitars, polyrhythmic hip hop, and spectral, lo-fi melodies. It compares the truth of God's love for man with man's apathy towards the Creator.
Steve and his wife, Elissa, co-founded Vibrant Verse in 2021, an organization that unites, trains, and showcases music artists and visual artists of faith who live in Pittsburgh. Steve also makes the internet pretty as a web developer, specializing in design, branding, and digital accessibility. He studied music technology, sound design, and creative writing at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). Before CMU, he studied multimedia and graphic design at Pittsburgh Technical College and now helps plan curriculum for future students as part of their Web Design and Development Advisory Board. He also serves on multiple ministry boards in the Pittsburgh area.
Steve's music on SoundCloud has collected tens of thousands of organic listens. In 2017, The Oakland Review featured his art in Volume XLII. In 2014, he won Best Website Design in the Independent Artist Network for the Music Arts (IANMA) Awards. In 2011, Ramen Music Magazine featured an interview with him in issue five. In 2006, Detroit's Galactic Dust Records published his first electronic music album.
Steve lives in Pittsburgh with his wife, children, and Pit bull and wants you to know that Jesus loves you.
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