OUR STORYStein Stokke & The Engine is a well-oiled "blues engine» of experienced musicians. With own material, "crooked" beats, soulfull rawness and funny stories, a great musical experience is guaranteed.
They've done a large number of top reviewed concerts at blues clubs and festivals.
The bands new album "My own way out" is a product of years of playing, and lyrics based on experienced life. All but one song written and composed by Stein Stokke. The album has received excellent reviews and gets regularly air play on several radio stations on all sides of the oceans.
Stein has been into music since the sixties, and through decades etablished himself as a significant blues artist. Stein is well known for his raw, powerfull yet soulfull voice, and has developed a personal harp style. He is, as fare as one knows, the only one who plays an euphonium (baryton) in a bluesband.
His inspirations comes from, among others, the delta-blues of Tommy Johnson, the rawness of Howlin' Wolf, the harpstyle of Little Walter and Sonny Boy Williamson and the soufullness of Little Milton and Ruth Brown. Stein writes almost all the songs himself with his roots deeply anchored in the nutritious soil of the blues. Some of his lyrics have even been printed in magazines, and he is known to spice up his concerts with quick remarks and stories about the songs.
Stein has been co founder and front man in blues bands like Solid Comfort and From The Hip, and spent years as a front singer and harp player in bands like Sugar Ann & Her Good Rocking Daddies, Rosenhill Blues band and Øratadom.
Trond Eliassen on guitar and slide has a distinctive gitar tone signature, built on years of experience, allways focused on giving the song its proper character.
Trond has been playing in bands like Slåbrock, Egotrip, Statesboro Blues/Light Voodoo and Fett Nok to mention a few, and played a lot of festivals- and clubs. In addition, Trond's an experienced composer and arranger within several music genres.
Rune Bryn on drums is a much acknowledged drummer among bands and as a studio- and session drummer, delivering outgoing, interesting, yet "old time grooves", often with Rune playing bass. His CV contains, among others, Ski- and Ett Fett Storband, Borderline, Bærum BigBand, Prime Time, Maiken Kristiansen, Åge Sten Nilsen, Wenche Myhre, Øyvind Elgenes, Frode Thingnæs, Harald Heide Steen Jr. and Randy Johnston.