Harvey Steel was left on the doorstep of an Amish family. He was raised as a real family member, and they didn’t tell him about were he came from until he was fifteen. He then left his Amish family following a calling. A few years later, he met a musician in Mississippi claiming to be Jim Ford. Jim taught him how to play the guitar. After finding out that the man claiming to be Jim Ford was just another cocaine addicted ex-hippie (he had planted a kilo heroin in his guitar on the way home from a gig in Mexico), Harvey Steel quit music and moved to Norway in 1997 and has lived in a small cabin in the woods just outside of the ski jump hill in Vikersund.
After seeing a poster about a concert with (D)Evil Mon-keys with The Harvey Steel Tribute Band as support, Harvey couldn’t not check this out. The band then consisted of Asbjørn Brekke (drums), Anders Eddie Jakobsen (bass), Øyvind Heilo (keys) and Jarle Bernhoft (guitar & vocals). Harvey loved the sound of the band and went up to say thanks for the homage. He then proceeded to kick Jarle Bernhoft out of the band, have some crazy ritual where all the band members got new names after three weeks of incredibly hard and dark trials. The Harvey Steel tribute band then came out as Sneaky Snare Bear, Boatstwain Sea Bass and Blue Comsic Storm. Harvey Steel also added the beautiful and krazy background singer Trixie Marmalade. They proceeded to practise old, and write new songs and keep doing that while playing live as much as possible.