Based out of Los Angeles and together for over a decade, STEEL ROD is Southern California’s premier cover band! From USO tours to corporate events, weddings, cruise-line gigs, festivals, radio-sponsored singing competitions, residencies at established music venues, & many casino shows; Steel Rod have done more than most bands, and their Be A Star! Live band karaoke show is a polished, professional act.
Locally, they have played premier venues like the Staples Center, House of Blues, BB Kings, Home Depot Center, Morongo & San Manuel & Fantasy Springs Casinos, Santa Anita Park, Belly Up Tavern, LA County Fair, Fiesta Del Sol, & countless smaller venues; & gig well over 300 shows a year. With performances in countries like Germany, Japan, Iraq, Guam, Canada, Afghanistan Austria, Puerto Rico, Bosnia, Singapore, Mexico, Malaysia, Kosovo, & all throughout the Caribbean; these men bring a high level of showmanship to every event.
The band also has a strong showing in the corporate and private event sector, having long standing relationships with many different companies. Clients like the LAPD, LAFD, LA County Sheriffs, LA Galaxy Soccer Club, LA Dodgers, Playboy, & Rockstar Videogames have continued to solidify STEEL ROD’s place at the top of Cover bands in the country.
The band is comprised of three talented musicians: Rod Pantoja on Guitar, Whit Petrell on Bass, Johnny Reyes on Drums and all of them are Lead singers of a combined 800+ songs! The extensive song list spans all genres from RnB, Pop, Classic Rock, Top 40, Alternative, Country & Metal.
When they want to broaden their already outstanding show, Steel Rod will bring in additional talent depending on the type of show. Most notably, Keyboard player/Lead singer extraordinaire, Eric Mondragon. And for those events wanting an Emcee, they look no further than, TV Host and Speaker, Greg Chard. These 5 comprise the core of the Be A Star! Live Band Karaoke show.