Steve has always had a passion for music. His Uncle Ricco, was a professional jazz musician in San Francisco who played all the clubs from the 1940’s into the 60’s. Steve was only 10 when Ricco stopped playing, and his Uncle gave him his Gibson guitar. That gift launched Steve’s passion for collecting guitars and his desire to recreate the sound that he’d heard growing up. Steve is self taught and has been fortunate to see some of the greatest rock and blues guitar players from whom he has learned licks and some tricks that he has incorporated into his playing. The Remedies is a vehicle for delivering Steve’s passion for music.
Jeff Nassi’s interest in music and drums started at a young age and blossomed into a musical career that has included touring, recording, and teaching. Jeff broadened his skills through years playing, recording, and studying with great teachers including Joe Porcaro and legendary drummer Carmine Appice, drummer for Vanilla Fudge, Rod Stewart and Jeff Beck. Jeff has toured throughout the US and Canada and has performed live at popular venues including the Roxy, the Whiskey, and the Palladium in Los Angeles, and the Academy of Music and CBGB’s in New York. Jeff has worked with local as well as internationally known artists such as Meredith Brooks,The Unauthorized Rolling Stones, Johnny Sansone, Fillmore Slim, Room with a View, Magi, Karie Hillery, and Ashley Levy.
Brenda Reed is a San Francisco-based award winning singer whose talents and accomplishments are as impressive as her musical journey. At 12 Brenda knew that singing jazz was one of her true passions. These passions lead to extensive live performing with various accomplished Jazz groups, and to the eventual release of her first Jazz CD, “Lush Life” in 2003, which is now very rare to find since going out of print. A headlining gig at San Francisco’s prestigious Plush Room soon followed. Connecting with the Blues scene in her native Sonoma County soon followed, where she sang for The Bonafide Blue, recording the hit “On the Edge of a Dream” in 2008. Brenda played numerous high profile Blues Festivals, which included opening for Elvin Bishop and Volker Strifler in Sonoma County. Brenda’s fiery voice straddles bluesy/soul & rock, and as lead singer with the Remedies, she gets and keeps everyone on the dance-floor.