Janie Steele & Pacific Electric is a dynamo dance band that had folks kicking up their heels at The Cowboy Palace Saloon in Chatsworth. The music they performed with awesome vocals had the crowd swinging and slow dancing, creating a good time party atmosphere for their evening on stage.
Janie Steele is the fantastic lead singer who energizes everyone. Joining her are bandmates Mark Marino, lead guitar/singer; Kurg Fries, keyboard; Jimmy Harris, bass/vocals; Shawn Nourse, drums; and Hiro, their Japanese fiddler. Together they show amazing versatility, playing a variety of crowd-pleasing tunes at the renown Valley honky tonk.
Of course the country fans appreciated Steele’s Patsy Cline and Brenda Lee influences. But the petite Chicago-raised, musical theater performer offered so much more, from the sweet “Can I Have This Dance for the Rest of My Life,” to the sassy “These Boots Are Made for Walking,” plus “I’m Working on my Next Broken Heart,” sung with a tear in her voice. “Waltz Across Texas,” Janie’s duet with Jimmy Harris, was also a highlight of the band’s catalog.
Locally they have appeared at Viva Cantina in Burbank, The Smoke House, Robano’s, and the St. Charles Festival. On the music circuit for more than ten years, they’ve played clubs, special events, festivals, etc. all over Southern California and casinos in Nevada and Arizona. “If we have a good time, the audience will have a good time. You draw energy from the crowd,” says songbird Janie. She’s also a TV and film actress who has appeared on Everybody Loves Raymond, Frasier, and in numerous commercials.
Janie Steele & Pacific Electric’s get-up-and-dance repertoire features country rock, swing, current hits, and the most wonderful standards. To contact this great band, call (818) 752-9391, or (818) 209-3676, or go to JanieSteeleandPacificElectric.com.