The John Stevens polka band formed together in January 1995. A young and energetic band releasing their first cassette "Doubleshot Preview" in March 1995. Then in 1996 the band released their first full recording "Come On Let's Dance" on cassette & compact disc. This recording opened many doors for the band.
In September 1996, The band had disbanded for a year while members of the band went back to school and found full time jobs. After not playing for almost a year the group got back together in September 1997 releasing their 2nd recording "Everyone's Having Fun". This recording got the ball rolling once again for the band. Playing numerous jobs in NY, NJ, CT, MA, DE, OH, PA, IN, RI, NH, FL, MI, MO and as far west as Wisconsin. Infact, in 1997 the song "Everyone's having Fun" was named number one tune of the year on the Jolly ST. Nick's Polka Revololution show heard over WPHB 1260AM in Houtzdale,PA.
Not only is John Stevens a polka band but they can mix up the music to fit any occasion. The John Stevens polka band has had the chance to perform at such festivals as: Pillar Polkabration (CT), Pulaski's Big Polka Celebration (WI), Polka Spree By The Sea (NJ), The Bethlehem Musikfest (PA), Polka Fireworks (PA), Polkamotion By The Ocean (MD), Posen Potato Festival(MI), IPA FESTIVAL (IL), Blocktoberfest(DC), The Cedar Polka Fest (MI), Kinde Polka Fest (MI), ST. Stans Festival (MI).
In 2003 the band made the Top 20 list of "BEST NEW SONGS" from 247POLKAHEAVEN.COM at #17 with "GONNA HAVE A PARTY". Then in 2005 they made the list again at #9 for the song "BACK TO THE SEA". Also in 2005 the band made the Top 10 from WPNA RADIO (Oak Park,IL) AT #7 for the song "BACK TO THE SEA".
The band has been on numerous Television shows including: Pennsylvania Polka (WVIA TV), The Jolly Joe Timmer Show (RCN CABLE), Let's Polka (WSKG TV) & The Bethlehem Musikfest (Service Electric Cable)
The band has also been on 2 Polka Cruises and currently has 18 cd releases.
Our main goal is to promote polka music to the younger generation and get them involved with this great EXTREME PUSH music, POLKA MUSIC.