Steve Adorno - The Virtual Band
1976 - Devoshun
Over 40 years ago while in high school I started a band with my Bronx neighborhood friends called Devoshun. We were all about 16 years old. We were going to school in the day and performing illegally as minors in nightclubs at night. We had no management so I took the job. My dad drove our truck to the gigs because we were too young to drive. My mom was a seamstress and made our outfits in the photo below. I got us signed to an indie label called SMI Records from Manhattan and we ended up with a Billboard Magazine Hot 100 dance record and made the “Essential Disco Discs of 1976” list. Our first recording session was at Jimi Hendrix’s Electric Lady Studios. Our first Booking Agent was Robert Ian Rowland and original Band members were Lori Rose Michael Ledesma Lou Papi Perez Joseph Irving (Skip), Rodney Forrstal Art Shane and Steve Adorno. We are considered Pioneers of early south Bronx Disco and Dance music ( the home of hip hop)and were one of the first artists to have a release on the new format The 12” Dj single. Four years later i became the drummer for Arista Records platinum recording artists GQ.
Fania Recording Artists SEGUIDA NY LATIN ROCK:
I am also the bandleader and producer of Fania Recording Artists SEGUIDA NY LATIN ROCK.
We are the pioneers of east coast latin rock music with 5 classic albums. Back in the early 1970’s, there was a TV show on the Latin Network Univision called “SALSA”. The show was modeled after American Bandstand/Soul Train shows but with Salsa bands and Dancers. The show’s theme song was “MAMBO ROCK. here is Steve Adorno and an All Star line up of the best Latin Music musicians in the biz performing Mambo Rock-The Theme from SALSA!
Year 1980 - 2010 Arista Platinum Recording Artists GQ
In 1980 thru 2010 I was the drummer for Arista Platinum Recording Artists GQ. I toured with them for 30 years. Our music is now part of R&B music history.
Today I am the Bandleader of Onroda MusicWorks recording artists The Virtual Band. We are an All-Star group of former musicians from classic platinum recording artists GQ, Heatwave, BB&Q, Ric James, Gloria Gaynor, Ashanti, Slave, Carol Williams, Natalie Cole, Phyllis Hyman, and more.