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 dozens of commercials and videos for Bell Atlantic (now Verizon) including appearances with James Earl Jones.
Currently 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. 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.
One of Johnnie's favorite performances is his Steele4Real Band & Show. The Steele4Real Band recently performed on the Capital Jazz Super Cruise on Carnival, Norwegian, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines over the last five years with National and International artist such as Chaka Khan, The O'Jays, George Benson, Gerald Albright, Kenny Lattimore, Candy Dulfer, Mint Condition, Joe, Rachel Farrell, The Whispers, Maysa, Bobby Caldwell, Jill Scott, Diane Schuur, Jeff Lorber, Chuck Loeb, Patti Austin, Howard Hewitt, Ledisi, Regina Bell, Eric Roberson, Frank McComb, Jeff Bradshaw, Morris Day, Fantasia, Deborah Cox, Moonchild, Hiroshima, Lalah Hathaway, Najee, Naturally 7, Bob James, Rahsaan Patterson, After 7, Ken Ford, SWV, Deniece Williams, Kim Waters, Hezekiah Walker, Marqueal Jordan, Wyclef Jean and so many more. Steele4Real song list consists of music from the 50's to present. 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.