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Artist: Rob Eldridge

Album: Room Full Of Gardens

Release Date: 07.01.2014

Label: Self Release

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“……Rooms Full Of Gardens” aptly titled since there are so many varieties for the senses to sample on this mellow mix of trippy tunes that drip like syrup and pulse…Clearly this has been a passion project for Eldridge that he poured his heart, soul, and mind fully into so that the disc spilleth over with his recognizable signature styling …..scores highest honors for being an honest yet refined sample of his work in various vignettes of style. The EP plays like a storybook of life’s wanderings, the people we encounter along the way, and the affect it has upon the soul.  With each effort Eldridge gets more interesting as he opens up his Pandora’s box of ideas and tales.  Hopefully his restless spirit will keep spitting out gems like this as often as possible.”

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Alan WeldingPittsburgh Music Magazine

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“…….Rob Eldridge, known for his band Steelesque, departs a bit from his classic-rock roots to present Rooms Full of Gardens. One might guess that in preparation for this solo effort, Eldridge has been listening to more Wilco and The Kinks than The Rolling Stones. The vocals are soft, the lyrics introspective and poetic, and while the percussion is primarily of the machine variety, it adds an edgy element rather than cheapening the experience. Definitely worth a spin or two.

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— Seth Pfannenschmidt – Pittsburgh City Paper

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“…Whilst it may be a bit hard to imagine Rob Eldridge without Steelesque throwing a comforting arm around the shoulders, what Rob manages to do in the space of this album is too encourage those in the Pittsburgh area to take note, to show that Pittsburgh is a place that no longer resides in a dirty smog in the back of the minds of people in New York or Washington, or perhaps even in the gentrified thoughts of those in Philadelphia or Media, it is a place where music can grow and be seen growing.”

–Ian D. Hall – Liverpool Sound + Vision

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“.….Eldridge takes a break from the Stones infected throbbing of the band (Steelesque) and floats out on his own cloud of introspection in an album deceptively melodically svelte, all the while harboring a lyrical intimacy that pampers the intellect with its complexity, called Rooms Full Of Gardens…….he sprouts his lilting songs that pack the punch of a Nietzschean aphorism.  It’s a delicious slither of a record, nectar sweet, slipping and sliding around the mind, even as it evokes a toe-tapping simplicity….Under the master rubric of observation, a veritable aquarium of ideas swim through the warm sunny streams”

— Lisa Thatcher- Australian Blogger

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“……Rob Eldridge is a phenomenon in the sense that he is not only a talented performing artist (check out his YouTube Channel) Rob is an impresario of musicians. The sound is a mash-up of blues-rock, pop, post punk, folk, Indie, and Brit rock, all been interspersed neatly to produce an original, hook-heavy, rhythmic beat that has a lotta bit of something for everyone. Rob can do it all. (write, perform, produce, engineer…fine music) He is my Caucasian, we love him, and he needs our assistance. Please dig in and be generous. Help a virtuoso of vibe make a dream come true. How many chances do we have to do that? Jump in now–the water’s fine!”

— Greg Levine – Forest Ridge Music Den

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Rob Eldridge a Burlington, Vermont Singer/Songwriter now based in Pittsburgh PA has a name around the block having supporting the following National Acts: The Jayhawks, Big Country, Government Mule, Warren Haynes, members of Phish, Blue Rodeo, Edgar Winter, Aimee Mann, Tea Leaf Green, Tumbleweed Wanderers, Big Wreck, Uncle Green, Raging Slab, Animal Bag, God Street Wine, Moonboot Lover.

After garnering accolades with his rock and roll outfit Steelesque. He decided to hole up with Producer Steven Foxbury in Yellow Couch Studioand write a batch of tunes that drew the attention of Grammy Award Winning – Mastering Engineer Rueben Cohen- Lurssen Mastering, Hollywood CA. Cohen added his dustings to the EP and Rooms Full Of Gardens was conceived. The EP can best be described as flowing 6 song acoustic atmospheric tornado that swirls with vocal harmonies reminiscent of late Beck records and the acoustic songwriting charm of a Josh Rouse offering.  Eldridge plays a 1965 pawn shop piece Stella in the open E tuning throughout. With no songs barely going past 3 minutes all the little nuggets abound like low lying fruit for starving music aficionados.

Rob Eldridge and Steelesque

“A quick way to describe the sound of Steelesque is the word “Olympian,” both in the sense of athletic power-lifting and in the sense of large columns of marble (i.e. “rock”)……the predominant vibe of what emerges is an unapologetic rock-homage to rock-itself.” – Pittsburgh Music Magazine

“…a funked up Rolling Stones- Faces smooth rhythm and raunchy feel..outstanding lyrical sense with a tongue in cheek  mischievous humor” – A.Welding

“Steelesque have announced themselves in pretty much the same way as Mario Lemiuex did when he pulled on the famous Penguins jersey, intoxicating and pretty hard to ignore. The sound is rough, dirty and sensational and with a quality that introduces itself from the first electrifying note. The music is an invigorating mix of rock, upbeat blues and a dream that Pittsburgh should have something more to look forward to and in the E.P. Johnny on the Spot, Pittsburgh has got exactly that.”  Ian D. HallLiverpool Sound and Vision

“….. really brings the hooks with “Life Fast Wheel” with a catchy chorus and terrific rhythm work” –Power Popaholic

“Steelesque plays a Southern-influenced version of blues-rock reminiscent of acts like The Black Crowes. Throw in some Thin Lizzy, Alice Cooper and catchy pop hooks that seem straight out of Ray Davies’ playbook, and you have Johnny on the Spot. The diverse influences are hardly distracting, though, as the band makes every song its own, establishing the EP as an original and cohesive collection of blues-rock” Seth Pfannenschmidt – Pittsburgh City Paper

“……… a Liverpool-esque ode to Brit rock, standing hand in hand with the post-punk heated strum and relentless wit of the ironic drums. Then there are moments of folk, post folk, pre folk – even Simon and Garfunkel – pretty much everything is reverberating around to come out with a surprisingly clear crisp exuberant joyride of inspired songs that keep the listener enthralled through the six-track offering.” Lisa Thatcher

“……The band’s guitar-drum core inspires convenient comparisons to similarly blues-informed duos such as the Black Keys and the White Stripes. But such critical folly misses the mark and overlooks the wide array of influences that bloom under Eldridge’s command. This is densely layered stuff, meticulously sculpted with clay mined from numerous locales along rock’s terra firma, from the latter-day jam of Phish to Rush-inspired prog and the occasional mascara-painted wink at David Bowie for good, glam-rock measure.” Dan BollesSeven Days- Vermont’s Independent Voice

“……….In a relatively short period of time, Eldridge has created a jam-filled blues rock sound that has put Steelesque on the map as a Steel City band to watch, and Eldridge as an influential artist within the city’s rock culture.”  Indie Rock Cafe

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Spring Tour Dates:

May 23rd 2014     Pittsburgh PA     Club Cafe

June 12th 2014    Pittsburgh PA      Hard Rock Cafe

July 19th 2014    Pittsburgh PA        Bar 31

July 26th 2014   Canonsburg PA     Private Function

July 27th 2014    Bridgeville PA       Newburypalooza Festival with The Hawkeyes, Circles and Squares.

July 29th 2014    Pittsburgh PA        Altar Bar with The Fixx

Nov 1st 2014     Pittsburgh PA     Club Cafe

Nov 21st 2014    Pittsburgh PA      Bar 31 w The Hawkeyes

Dec 12th 2014    Pittsburgh PA      TBD w The Hawkeyes

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