Performing across Western New York and beyond, Buffalo native Steve Balesteri finds himself equally at home on both small and large stages alike.  Over the years Steve has not only developed what is an ever-growing catalogue of cover songs, but has also created a project that has the ability to perform in a number of configurations.  By being able to perform as anywhere from a solo act up to an 11-piece band, Steve is able tailor his shows to nearly any audience or venue, all while maintaining his signature sound and a top-quality show.  Steve’s repertoire also includes a growing list of his original material which can be heard at many of his shows.  Read on to learn more about each of these projects...



Steve's "bread and butter" and most frequent performance option is his "one-man-band acoustic" show.  Utilizing looping and vocal processing technologies, these performances feature layers of looped beatboxed percussion, bass-lines, guitars and harmonies.  At his shows, Steve performs anything from Pop to Rock to Country to R&B to Jazz, always putting his own spin on the material, allowing him to seamlessly transition between styles and genres.  This setup is the perfect option for a wide range of events where space or budgets may not allow for a full band, including: cocktail hours, wedding ceremonies, restaurants, bars, lounges, private parties and more!

Oftentimes Steve will be joined by one or several of his bandmates to add to the sound and perform all their band favorites in an "acoustic" setting. 



Steve's Party band, The Uptown Sound, is a group that features some of Western New York's top musicians teaming up to create an incredible live show.  The group also features an in-band DJ, providing the perfect mix of live and recorded music at their shows.  Not only does this allow them to have a virtually unlimited song-list, but it also allows them to keep the party going even when the band is taking a break!  They are able to seamlessly transition between the band and the DJ to create a non-stop party atmosphere!   

Although typically a 9-piece, the group is able to perform can perform as small as a duo and even has the ability to expand to an even larger ensemble with more horns, vocals and even strings! 

Whether it is a cocktail hour at a premier event performing jazz standards or a full out dance party performing the latest dance hits straight off the Billboard Charts, The Uptown Sound is the perfect choice for any event.