Steve Soboslai

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Steve Soboslai
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Soboslai at the Starland Summer Campout at the Starland Ballroom in July 2006.
Background information
Birth name Steven Soboslai
Born (1980-10-30) October 30, 1980 (age 33)
Origin Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Genres Pop punk, alternative rock, pop rock
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Years active 1997–present
Labels Modern Short Stories, Fueled by Ramen
Associated acts Punchline, Blue of Colors, Fall Out Boy, Bayside, The Composure, Barely Blind, Spontaneo
Website www.modernshorties.com

Steve Soboslai (born October 30, 1980) is an American singer/songwriter. He is the lead singer and guitarist of the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based pop punk band Punchline.[1][2]

Soboslai has produced several records for various artists including Nightbeast[3] (Thriving Records), Barely Blind (TDR Records),[4] The Drama Summer[5] (Eulogy Records), and ThirtySeven.[6]

He appears on Bayside's 2005 self-titled release, singing back up vocals on the song "They Looked Like Strong Hands."[7] Soboslai's also lent his vocal talent to the song "What a Waste of Time" for the Spontaneo album "For Those Who Can Whistle," as well as on the 2008 album "Columbus" by Andrew Dost of the band fun. He portrayed the villain in 6 songs on "Columbus."

In the summer of 2008, Soboslai and company started a record label called Modern Short Stories. Since their inception, they have released records for Punchline, The Composure, Spontaneo, Justin Oliver, and also a book by Chris Fafalios and Tony Hartman, called Whistle Pig.[8]

In 2011 Soboslai began doing solo performances as "Blue of Colors."[9] In his first performance he opened for Parachute and Plain White T's at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania student union.

Soboslai provides additional vocals on "New Misery" by Israeli punk rock group Useless ID's latest album, Symptoms, released in 2012.

In the weeks leading up to the release of Punchline's new EP So Nice To Meet You, word broke that Soboslai would be on the television show "Mobbed" (aired 1/04/12) to declare his romantic feelings for a long-distance friend in the form of a musical flash mob.[10][11] Thanks to this publicity coupled with a social media push by the bassist of Punchline (who stated that he would put down the bass if the EP did not reach #1 on iTunes), the record achieved the rank of #1 on the iTunes Rock charts and #7 on the main charts at its peak, as well as #4 on Billboard's Heatseekers charts.[12]

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  1. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/artist/p457596 [allmusic Punchline > Overview]
  2. ^ http://www.punchkids.com [Punchline Website]
  3. ^ http://www.artistdirect.com/artist/credits/steve-soboslai/3547933 [Steve Soboslai Credits - ARTISTdirect Music]
  4. ^ http://www.absolutepunk.net/showthread.php?t=267009 [Barely Blind - The Way We Operate - Album Review - AbsolutePunk.net]
  5. ^ http://www.artistdirect.com/nad/store/artist/album/0,,3682606,00.html [Credits: Make a Move EP by The Drama Summer @ ARTISTdirect.com]
  6. ^ "thirtyseven — "Get What You Deserve"". Thirtyseven.bigcartel.com. Retrieved 2012-07-22. 
  7. ^ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bayside_%28album%29#Credits [Bayside - Bayside (2005) Credits]
  8. ^ http://modernshortstories.net/ [Modern Short Stories]
  9. ^ 0.00. "blueofcolors's sounds on SoundCloud - Create, record and share your sounds for free". Soundcloud.com. Retrieved 2012-07-22. 
  10. ^ "Punchline Frontman on Mobbed - News Article". AbsolutePunk.net. Retrieved 2012-07-22. 
  11. ^ "Punchline vocalist on 'Mobbed'". Punknews.org. Retrieved 2012-07-22. 
  12. ^ "Punchline's Chart Positions - News Article". AbsolutePunk.net. Retrieved 2012-07-22. 

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