Saturday, May 5, 2012

Steel Toed Slippers

Photo By John Chapman
Matt Moss - Drums, Percussion, Vocals
Will Nicoll - Guitar, Vocals
Nick Maury - Bass
Will Nicoll and Matt Moss formed Steel Toed Slippers in November of 2006 after meeting at their small high school in Humboldt County, California. What started as a simple guitar and drums 'jam' became something very ambitious after Nicoll introduced his own songs to the group. Enlisting Nick Maury on bass, STS went about performing all over Humboldt and Mendocino counties, rapidly creating an intriguing buzz around the community. Delta blues spirit fused with singer/songwriter elements and a strong funk vocabulary made these small town boys sound like they were on to something big. At a show, one may sense some overtones of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Pink Floyd, and even Tom Waits. Steel Toed Slippers had their first major show as an opening act for Paul Barrere and Fred Tackett of Little Feat, who also served as one of STS' main influences. They would go on to open up for Little Feat three years later at the legendary Canyon Club in southern California.

Steel Toed Slippers W/ Bill Payne of Little Feat (Willin)

After relocating to the LA county area to pursue their music full-time, Steel Toed Slippers hooked up with Stephen Perkins of Jane's Addiction, where they recorded a demo in his home studio. This new era of STS songs was then brought to producer Roger Cole (Zappa Plays Zappa, The Monkees) who showed them a new level of discipline and self-development. The band toured up and down the state of California at notable venues such as the Harmony Festival, The Canyon Club, the Whiskey A Go-Go, the Roxy, the Mint, the Sacramento County Fair, and several colleges including UC Santa Barbara, Sonoma State University, Cal State Long Beach, Cal State Dominguez Hills, and San Francisco City college.

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Upcoming Tour Dates

May 13 San Luis Obisbo @ SLO BREW w/ Royal Southern Brotherhood
May 17 San Diego @ Anthology w/ Royal Southern Brotherhood
May 18 Hermosa Beach @ St Rocke w/ Royal Southern Brotherhood
May 19 BAY AREA To BE Announced tomorrow!
May 20 Folsom @ Powerhouse Pub w/ Royal Southern Brotherhood
May 28 Topanga @ Topanga Days w/ Fishbone
June 3 Santa Monica Santa Monica Pier

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