Mike Barnes - Lead Guitar
Mike Roeder - Bass and Vocals
Neil Pederson - Keyoards
Eddie Cantu - Drums
James Fenner - Percussion
Steven Vague - Saxophone
Ken Mills - Trombone
Steve Butts - Trumpet
It is rare when a band performs together for one decade much less four.....But Austin's EXTREME HEAT has a performance life that spans five decades. Formed in 1977 from the critically acclaimed band Steam Heat, EXTREME HEAT cut it's musical teeth playing legendary Austin venues like the Armadillo, Liberty Lunch, Steamboat, Antones, and the Saxon Pub.
During the 1980's and 1990's EXTREME HEAT's eclectic, funky, jazz and rock influenced sound was heard throughout Texas as a constant presence in the clubs and music festivals of Houston, Dallas-Ft. Worth, San Antonio, Corpus Christi, Lubbock, Amarillo, and Tyler. It was also during this period that the band released four albums and were the winners of readers polls and the subject of reviews and articles in music publications across the state.
In the near 40 years they have been together, EXTREME HEAT has traveled and performed extensively throughout the U.S.A. They were especially well known to audiences in Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and Arkansas where they came to represent the Texas and Austin music scene to a generation of listeners in those states.
With the release of a new CD in 2016 "Year Before The War," 2013 Soulstice, and 2 CD's in 2012, Live at the Saxon Pub and Put Some Weight on It ! , EXTREME HEAT continues to entertain audiences with their funky 'old school' sound 35 years after their inception.