Its been slightly more than 4 years when we started this project. During that time the band has gone through several implosions, personal losses, financial downfalls and some might even say mental breakdowns. But we are here to say that our release of "Bloom Late" is now in the final stages of mixing and will soon be mastered and pressed. Thanks to everyone who stuck by us over these years. We are very proud of the outcome and can't wait to announce the official release
" S.O.B. launches at Philly's Electric Factory"
Together for little more than a year, the Steve Oakley Band is already making noise outside of their native New Jersey — a recent Philadelphia gig saw the foursome welcomed as passionate ‘90s-style alt-rockers who wouldn’t have been out of place in the heyday of Vertical Horizon, Matchbox Twenty and Live. The Garden State quartet’s singles vary, from the Tom Petty-ish honky-tonk of “I’m Not There” to the classic rock ballad “Kill the Light.” But it’s “Better Days” that’s the real gem of the group’s current repertoire; this diamond in the rough could be spit shined just enough to kick off an alt-rock revival. Despite the obvious comparisons, the Steve Oakley Band is no nostalgia act; they’re a band warming up in its infancy, already fun to watch, strangely recognizable, and full of promise.
Kevin Boyce - Music critic