HalfStep Yesterday: Larry Chropka - Chuck MacElroy - George
Strauss - Jim Bradley - Dave Staude
Photo by Rich Pace, 1997
The original members:
Larry Chropka - Bass
Chuck MacElroy - Vocals, Guitar, Keyboard, Harmonica, etc.
George Strauss - Guitar
Jim Bradley - Vocals
Dave Staude - Vocals, Drums
Other dubious members from over the
Dan Owen - Vocals, Guitar
Jay Viola - Bass Guitar
Vinnie Lorino - Drums
John "The Bop" Cullin - Guitar, Keyboard
Bob Adams - Guitar
HalfStep has morphed over the years with
several band members coming and going and coming again and staying a while and then going again (...they'll be back).
The band started sometime in 1979 as the brilliant idea of Chuck MacElroy who along with the vocally endowed Jim
Bradley, decided to see if they could pull together some friends and make some... uhhh, music. They recruited Dave
Staude, Larry Chropka and George Strauss as the rhythm section and started to jam... and jam they did! That year, practices
started in Jim Bradley's basement and have continued to this day in many a fine smelly basement around the area.