Public Performance Info


The Band

Steppin’ Out is a six-piece band consisting of a female vocalist, sax, guitar, keyboards,
bass & drums. The music covered by the group includes virtually all musical styles's. A strong emphasis
is directed toward the “Party/Dance” material. They cover lots of music types, the blues, classics from
the 70’s and 80’s, rock, Motown, progressive contemporary and dance music; the band supports
the public’s varied musical interests. (See Song list)
Steppin’ Out is one of the most sought-after bands in the region. They have a reputation for
delivering a fun and exciting live show with every performance.
Years of live performing insure strong performances by all three lead vocalists and stellar musicianship.
All the musicians are full time professionals with extensive club, and recording studio experience.
The band has performs throughout the northeast including New York & New Jersey. Steppin Out‘s schedule includes engagements ranging from club dates, corporate events, and other functions.
Steppin’ Out travels with full production. The band owns and operates a professional sound system; lights and other production insuring a consistent quality show night after night.

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Darlene Leclerc:


Is the female vocalist and front-person of the band. Her powerful voice coupled with her enthusiastic and energetic performances have made “Steppin Out” known as great party band. Her infectious enthusiasm always gets people on their feet.

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Doug Jones:


Is a much-heralded saxophonist from the greater New England area. A truly gifted soloist, he brings excitement to the bands performances. He has two solo CD releases of original smooth jazz, "Heart and Soul" and "Shades Of Gray" . Both CD’s are currently getting wide spread airplay in the New England market. A winner of the Hartford Advocate's "Best Horn Player “ award. Doug has performered at "The Greater Hartford Festival Of Jazz" and opened for, Tower Of Power, Marion Meadows, Van Morrison, Pat Benatar, The Outlaws, Atlantic Rhythm Section, Paul Butterfield and Rick Danko, Marion Meadows, Robert Cray, Ronnie Montrose.

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 Tommy Sitaro:

 Bassist and lead vocalist for the band.  Tommy is our blue-eyed soul man.
 He has respected vetreana musician.  Beginning in his early teens he played  for Curtis Lee of the Drifters, John Hall  of Orleans, members of the Fabulous  Rhinestone and Felix Cavaliere of the
 Young Rascals. He also has extensive
 ecording experience with numerous  local artists as well as singing credits  on and national commercials. His  lead  vocals and bass playing have also  been featured in many local bands  including Foxfire, Mr. Big, and Bates  Motel.

 

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 Gene Tortorici:

 Is the drummer & vocalist of the band. A gifted drummer  and singer. He’s a music graduate of Central  Connecticut University. A much sought after performer,  Gene has performed in many of the regions top bands: Valhalla, Jet, The Naturals, Foxfire, Hip Pocket, CLC.  His singing and driving drum grooves make you want  to rock to your favorite songs.

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Troy Slocum:

The keyboardist for ‘Steppin Out” attended Berklee Music College. He's lived and worked in Boston, Chicago and now here in New England .
A talented keybaordist and vocalist and the "designated engineer" of the band.

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John Henry Langley:

John is regarded by many as one of the best vocalist/guitarist in the New England region. JHL has performed with many of the top acts on the east coast. From the classic Motown to the Hip Hop of today John delivers performances that are truly remarkable. Be sure to check out his soon to be released CD "Double Booked".