"As one person I cannot change the world but...
If I can change the world of one person then my job is done"
For the last several years we have been working on a way to communicate with the younger generation about underage drinking and making the right decisions in life. Speaking from experience, we have made many wrong decisions in our lives which led to jails, institutions and near death. Music is and always will be an effective universal communication tool. We have come up with a fun, effective and non-threatening way to reach the younger generation. Underage drinking is a reality and we don't expect to stop it but... we can make a difference.
Through live music and straight talk we send a message to our audiences about our experience of alcohol and drug abuse and where it took us and what it took from us, sending a clear message to the kids. Selfish Steam is the real deal, been there done that and are standing on the other side. We are not anti-alcohol. We are advocates of doing something about it if it becomes a problem. We are not affiliated with any group or organization and do not represent anyone except ourselves. Our music was written from our life experiences and captures our audiences with heartfelt ballads and upbeat Rockin' tunes. Below are just a few comments from some of our audiences.
Comments: "I hope you guys realize how many lives you touch just by being yourself. Through your music, your stories and your own personal styles, people everywhere, young and old alike, are being touched from the message that they are not alone and that there is always hope. Do not underestimate the power of recovery through music and life experience. You guys are the best. Keep sharing keep caring and keep being yourselves!!! :-)
Comments: Hey Selfish Steam! Thanks so much for coming to Rockville High. You guys did an awesome job and we really enjoyed it. I had nothing but positive feedback from staff and students. I think you really made an impact on our school! Thank you for that.
You're welcome back anytime! :)
Comments: HEY! My names Ricky and I go to Cheney Tech. You came to my school today and i just wanted thank you for taking the time to spare an hour for the school and do all of that. The music was great and i think it sent a message to alot of people, the stories were also very inspiring. Im sure my dad would love your music.. hes great at music, hes been playing since he was less than my age, he taught himself to play.. hes a songwriter.. and is also a recovering alcoholic, he has been sober for over a year now.
Thanks again and I hope to hear you guys again sometime! Best Rega
I'm a soldier who is deployed in Iraq right now. Fighting the war on terrorism. I was wondering how I can get some of your CD?s so I can put your music on my iPOD. Is there a website I can go to, to purchase some? My favorite song is the one that I don?t know the name of but the chorus goes something like, ?Take my hand and walk me through stormy weather?? or something like that. It?s mellow, it?s nice and after every engagement here it seems to pop into my head and I seem to get a sense of relief. One Day at a Time? I?ll be home?.
Comments: You Guy's were great. I really enjoyed the concert and love what yall are trying to do for teen's and adults. I think you are a great influence and i cant wait to see the video you made today. I hope to see it in the later school years or there after. I had lots of fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!! JOSH
Comments: hey guys! you were so great! i think you made a big influence on alot of people. and teachers and students are still talking about you and its tuseday... my history teacher was talking about how one of you had a three day black out. And that you wouldnt get far in life without the most important people( friends and family) well thanks for coming you guys sounded really great!!
Comments: hey selfishsteam! thank you so much for coming to Rockville High School and performing for us! sometimes we have seminars that are not very interesting, but you held the attention of our audience for the entire time! we loved it. the fact that you guys came and shared your true-life stories with us helped us to better understand the dangers of drinking and drugs. and your songs are awesome! best of luck to you guys and thanks again!!! -hannah, Rockville Class of 2007
?Hey guys, I cant even remember how many times I?ve been to Sober in the Sun, but you?ve made each and every one of them special. Another undeniable proof of Gods beautiful gift of sobriety working this unbelievable magic into us hopeless drunks and creating miracles for all on this path to recovery?God Bless you guys!! John
Comments: You guys did an amazing job today! Thanks so much for your effort to try to get students to not abuse drugs/alcohol. I really liked how you didn't tell us not to use them but rather said your experiences! Teachers and students have been talking about your preformance for the rest of the day!
Comments: Hey guys I was at the Rockville High shows and really enjoyed them, you guys sounded great, i couldnt think of a cooler way to get the message across. I'm glad you guys could come and rock our school for a day all while delivering a good message. Sincerly, Tim O'Brien
Comments: i enjoyed your performance at my high school for our prom Somers High
School everyone was talking bout it all day...
Comments: Today, you guys came and played at my school (Rockville High School) and it really touched my heart. My father, an alcoholic, refuses any help whatsoever for his disease. So seeing all of you guys on stage today, hearing your stories, it really inspired me. Also, I really enjoyed your music! You've all got some amazing talent! I really hope you guys continue being an idol for kids my age, along with adults who are/were in the same position you guys were in. Keep it up.
Comments: You guys were great my school Cheney Tech today. Thanks I like the cd and the performance. Also I appreciate you all signing my year book. Love, Molly
Comments: You guys were amazing today!! I seriously think i lost my voice from screaming for you guys. Good luck to all of you including Peter, Tony, and Phil!! Come back to Somers and visit! ~Alaysia~
Hey guys, I cant even remember how many times I?ve been to Sober in the Sun, but you?ve made each and every one of them special. Another undeniable proof of Gods beautiful gift of sobriety working this unbelievable magic into us hopeless drunks and creating miracles for all on this path to recovery?God Bless you guys!! John
Tony - thank you for your life, and your courage to take hold and do the right thing so you could be here today. Your music is a godsend to so many. Keep making yourself humbly available... it's all in the basics. Be blessed as you have certainly blessed others, and with more yet to hear the msg.
When I travel or go on retreats your music go with me helps me sleep because your music makes me feel at peace?