After meeting to form a folk jam at Lehigh University in March of 2013, Steel City Sunrise formed and gained popularity after performing at a number of places throughout Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and on the Lehigh campus, including a winning performance at a student Battle of the Bands. Their music is founded on strong vocals and tambourine, as well as classical folk instrumentation and other mainstream musical influences. The pride themselves on being a small group with a big sound.
Not long after forming, Steel City Sunrise opened for the well-known 90’s band Sugar Ray at Lehigh’s annual spring concert series and the band has toured extensively throughout the Pennsylvania and New Jersey areas since their start. In November 2013, the band began recording for their first EP, which will feature four original songs.