Stereo Three

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Stereo Three

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Stereo Three consists of three Columbia Valley musicians: Steve Orr (vocals, guitar), Michael Orr (vocals, bass), and Bill Rainbow (percussion, vocals). Together, they have formed Stereo Three, a band that enjoys playing anything from a soft, ambient ballad to a heavy fuzz-crunchy mess. Their many shared influences, and also completely opposite tastes, give Stereo Three a unique and eclectic sound. They are purely driven by their desire to play and create music. Having not one but two prolific song writers in brothers Steve and Michael Orr, along with percussionist Bill Rainbow – who can bring brilliant beats to anything brought to him – Stereo Three hopes to bring enjoyment to music lovers and musicians alike. Stereo Three creates original music that is catchy enough for people with little musical background, and obscure enough for people who may be desiring something a little bit different.

Steve Orr has fronted several bands, acting as song-writer, singer, and guitarist. He learned many of his first chops trying to replicate the Jimi Hendrix riffs blasted through the family stereo as a young teen. Steve started writing songs at an early age, and created his first archaic original multi-track recordings using two tape recorders. Not to mention the several Saskatoon bands of his youth, Steve has performed with London, Ontario band, Rhino Halo, local act, Poor Louis, and has written and recorded five original solo CD’s as Son of Delbert.

Michael Orr has taken centre stage in several of his own musical groups. He started playing on an old Harmony acoustic guitar, and shortly after jumped onto the four-string. Michael has spent more than a few years singing, writing, and pounding the bass strings with local valley bands Finagin and Thinking Man. Before that, he had performed with a variety of musical acts in Saskatoon. He previously released an album as M.O., and is currently releasing his sophomore solo album, which he has written, performed, and recorded, as MSO.

Bill Rainbow is a true and blue local, having been raised in the valley. His percussion skills, at a jamming and recording capacity, have been highly regarded by many local musicians. Aside from rock-solid metronome and elaborate percussive flourishes, he has proven that he can sing a mean harmony as well. Bill is not merely a time-keeper, but aids in constructing beat textures and redirecting the entire flow of a song, helping to create something dynamic and original. He has drummed with local bands The Half Sacks and Thinking Man.

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