Gord Steinke is well known as Global TV’s prime time newsman, but he's also an award-winning singer/songwriter. He has three rock albums under his belt and has been entertaining audiences for over 40 years across Canada.
His albums "Something Wrong" and "Hidden Agenda" garnered multiple ARIA honours (Alberta Recording Industry Awards) including Rock Album of The Year, and Best New Group. His single "You Never Told Me" with the late jazz great Tommy Banks won ARIA Single Of The Year.
For the Edmonton Rockfest, Gord is thrilled to have teamed up once again with longtime friend & guitarist Randy Rink and drummer Mark Scholz.
Randy and Gord started playing together on the rock circuit in Western Canada back in the late 70’s.
Randy offered up his searing guitar on the award-winning album "Something Wrong". Since then, they've shared stages at festivals over the years - opening up for international acts such as Deep Purple, Lou Gramm (Foreigner), Nickleback, Rick Derringer, Bay City Rollers, April Wine, and Headstones.
Randy is well known in Canadian music circles as a premier guitarist and session player. He's played with many rock and country heavyweights over the years in Canada and the U.S. He's also in demand as a music teacher.
Mark Scholz is a familiar name in broadcasting, with an alter ego as a powerhouse drummer. Mark's music career began at Berklee College of Music in Boston and he has been performing ever since. You may remember the popular Big Breakfast Boogie Band. His roots music trio "The Blue Montegos" debut CD receives rave reviews.
Gord Steinke and The Big Stein Band are looking forward to stormin' the stage at Rockfest, playing their high energy high volume style of blues-based rock.
If you’d like to give some of Gord’s tunes a listen… feel free to check them out.