Artist Information - Steven Bednarchak
Steve Bednarchak, Guitar/Keyboard/Vocals/Electronics
Born Steven Bednarchak in Yonkers, New York May 4, 1988. Steven has a sister named Jacqualynn who also has a talent, not for music but for visual art. He currently lives in Red Hook, NY. He studied classical music with Composer, David Temple. Formerly lead guitarist for the band Capital Gain which had unique style of music, which has been critiqued by a professional radio personality as a twisted rock, classical and metal mix. Steven attended Dutchess Community College in Poughkeepsie were he earned his degree in Communications and Media Arts. During his spare time he enjoys making short videos, snowboarding in winter and skateboarding in summer.
Steven is affliated with BMI.
Steven's influences range from Metallica to Dream Theater from Killswitch Engage to Joe Satriani and Steve Vai.
Local Band Recognized by International Contest
Song of The Year
PRESS RELEASE - 7-6-05
LOCAL BAND RECOGNIZED BY INTERNATIONAL CONTEST
Capitol Gain, a local Red Hook band recently received the honor of being named Finalist by the Song of the Year(http://www.songoftheyear.com/ ) songwriting contest. Song of the Year is an international songwriting contest supporting VH-1's Save the Music Foundation. The Song of the Year judges are some of the biggest names in music including many Grammy Award winners.
Song of the Year is excited to recognize Steve Bednarchak (age 17), Devin Pickering (age 17) and Dillon Pickering (age 15), the band members for their exceptional songwriting ability for the song "Animal I Am". Capitol Gain competed against songwriters from all over the world for this honor.
Capitol Gain in Top Ten
Capitol Gain listed in the Top Ten for the Week of September 11th, 2005 on the Website www.numberonemusic.com. Initially listed as number 1. This is a real accomplishment since Capitol Gain is a instrumental band only.
They Did It Again
Song of the Year Contest
Congradulations to Capitol Gain. The International Contest Song of the Year recognizes their song Break the Silence as one of the top five finalist in the Instrumental Category for the October 2005 round. They were chosen among thousands of entrants. For their accomplishment their song will be sent to Major Record Labels, Publishers, etc.
Capitol Gain Makes Front Page
Northeast In-Tune Magazine
Capitol Gain made front page on Northeast In-Tune Magazine for January, 2006. Please go to the webpage for full coverage.
Front page: http://www.northeastintune.com
Area Bands Rock Poughkeepsie
The Daily Freeman -4-18-06
The Chance in Poughkeepsie was bombarded with a full-house of metal, hardcore, and rock n' roll last weekend. The three venues - The Chance Theater, The Loft and Club Crannell - featured mostly local bands from the Hudson Valley.
At The Chance Theater, Capitol Gain of Red Hook opened up for Cold Shot of Poughkeepsie, with an extremely well put-together metal sound. Capitol Gain is Steve Bednarchak on guitar, Dillon Pickering on bass and Devin Pickering on drums. Other bands that performed were Audible Thought and Hynged.