Steele & Colfax

Steele & Colfax

This Denver CO group will be among 40 acts playing at the Higher Ground Music Festival in Denver on August 23rd. Members of the group are Tim Yunker – Lead Vocals
Tyler Callihan – Guitar/ Vocals, Shelby Britton – Bass Guitar/ Vocals, and Dalton Callihan – Drums.

From their bio:

“Fifties and Sixties rock, southern blues and Motown have influenced the band heavily although each member had never previously dabbled in this particular style.

Raised on the southern style blues and rock of his native Nashville, TN, tyler Callihan moved to Colorado in 2000. After playing in the Colorado music scene for many years, Tyler grew weary of the power-pop-rock music that had brought him success. This led him to the decision to stop pursuing a professional music career. That is, until he heard the voice of Tim Yunker.

From Green Mountain Falls, Colorado, Tim Yunker blends his obsession with various harmonies and A Capella pieces in creating his signature R&B/Soul sound. Tim grew up in a very musical household singing along to folk, jubilee, gospel and Motown. With an extremely wide vocal range. Tyler and Tim started writing songs in 2011.

Shelby Britton had been bouncing around the Colorado music scene for ten years before a chance encounter with Tyler Callihan that turned into a lasting friendship. Neither of the two knew at the time of their deep musical connection. After feeling jaded by the band experience, Shelby felt like a solo venture was in his best interest until the persistence of Tyler convinced him to sit down and listen to the concept recordings. Because of his early love of classic soul and Motown, he instantly fell in love with the new project.

S&C had a hard time finding a drummer that fit both their musical and personality qualities. The trio rented a practice studio to audition drummers using the unused drum set of Tyler’s younger brother, Dalton. Offering to learn the drum parts until the band found a more permanent member, Dalton surprised the band with his competence and work ethic. This earned him a spot as the fourth member.”

To hear more of their music check out the groups ReverbNation page:


Muses from the front range of the Rocky Mountains

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