The Rotten Drapes Bandography:
Ike Val created The Rotten Drapes in 2008, while living in Chicago. He produced and wrote the entire “Devastated” album by himself. Jason Griffis(bass) and Gene Dodson(drums) were enlisted to play on the “Devastated” album. Steven Bearsley entered the mix in 2012, for production and drumming on the “Cavity” album. Jason Griffis continued his role as the primary bass player for The Rotten Drapes on the “Cavity” album, with few exceptions. In 2013, Darius Morgan began to play lead guitar for The Rotten Drapes and his playing can be heard on the album,”Love Songs For The Dope Sick” and the singles “Tonight”, “Slow Rewind”, and “Wondering About You”. Steve Bearsley’s production and drumming can be heard on every song since and including the “Cavity” album. The single “Shine On” features only Ike Val(vocals, bass, and Piano) and Steven Bearsley(Drums). Ike Val is also the owner of Necrotic Heart Publishing (ASCAP), the publishing home of The Rotten Drapes and a multitude of other artists.
Steve Bearsley is the Owner and Chief Engineer at Straightaway Productions. He has been recording and mixing music professionally since 1998. He has been playing music since 1993, and his excitement for the audible arts has given him the opportunity take part in many records and live productions.
As for education and experience, Steve has a degree in the Recording Arts as well as extensive experience and knowledge in recording, mixing and producing records. His first studio employment was at Trans Continental Studios in Orlando, FL where he began tracking and mixing and developing skills with MIDI production. He then moved to Chicago, IL where he took part in both live and studio production. He worked for Sound Investment, Event Engineering, the Chocolate Factory and other freelance work. While working, He also played in a band and worked to create an atmosphere and sound that would inspire. He later on partnered up with Duane Sigel at Legis Studios where they ran a diverse client base with positive feedback from their clients.
Steve is the producer and drummer for The Rotten Drapes. Steve first met Ike and Jason during high school, while playing in the band Conscious Pool.