The Birchmere

America's Legendary Music Hall

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March 29 @ 7:30 pm


Fri. Mar. 29: JOHNNIE STEELE & THE STEELE4REAL BAND  -7:30pm-  $35.00

Johnnie has been a professional musician for over 30 years. His musical accomplishments are numerous; so let’s just mention a few. He is founder of the famed “Steele Family” a gospel recording group of siblings, six sisters and one brother. Most recently the Steele Family has been accompanied by other talented family singers and musicians from the second generation. They have toured the country performing in renowned Concert Halls such as Carnegie Hall in New York and the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. Johnnie also appeared in Ebony magazine highlighting the musical group he pioneered “The Sounds of Quality.” This motivational singing group has performed for local and national companies featuring songs written and arranged by Johnnie expressly for corporate environments. This group has won numerous awards and has been featured on numerous commercials and videos for Bell Atlantic (now Verizon) including appearances with James Earl Jones.
Johnnie is Music Director and Worship Leader at two churches in the Washington, DC area. He serves as musician, director, vocalist and choral leader for several choirs and ensembles. Hia wife Debbie Taylor Steele also comes from a lineage of famous and talented singers and musicians. Johnnie is often accompanied by a host of talented singers and musicians from all walks of life, genres and backgrounds. His commitment to old and new sounds, technology, practice, style, performance, appearance, timeliness, fashion and living life to its fullest is reflected in his shows and his music.
Johnnie’s favorite performances is with his Steele4Real Band & Show. The Steele4Real Band consist of his favorite singer in the world his wife Debbie Steele and his multi-talented daughter Shekinah Steele along with his life-long friend vocalist and percussionist Toyer Blake his nephew Jaron Ayres and his play daughter Ashley Brown. He’s often accompanied by the world renowned Saxophonist Eugene Chapman. They have performed numerous times on the Capital Jazz SuperCruise and onceThe Soul Train Cruise. They can literally play for hours without repeating any music. Their versatile vocals can emulate almost any artist while you hear the complete and authentic musical rendition of some of your favorite songs of all time. They have a vast repertoire of R&B, Jazz, Smooth Jazz, Pop, Seasonal and Gospel. They are able to adapt their song selection and vocals to any audience delivering ballads, easy listening, dance and requests. Johnnie and the group have a loyal fan base that follow them across the country enjoying and supporting their music. Believe me when I tell you, you’re in for a treat. Enjoy, listen, dance, and groove to the smooth vocals and electrifying piano virtuoso of one the most accomplished musical groups you’ll ever hear and meet, and you too will become a fan, I guarantee it.


March 29
7:30 pm


The Birchmere Music Hall
3701 Mount Vernon Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22305 United States
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