"Imagine a place," Jamie said, "where our guitars are always in tune, our voices in great shape, the audience smiling after every song… the perfect gig. What would we call it?" "How about the 'Imaginary Café' ?" I said. And once again we were off and running. The doors' open. Come on in and listen…
-- Steve Stoeckel
I have always believed in this place: that it would always be there, just waiting for me to walk in, pull off my stylist cape and take the stage, giving them whatever I wished they should experience from my mind that night… and of course they would completely "get it."Vain, self-indulgent, and driven: all the good and bad things that make a great artist! Perhaps I have finally found that gig. Steve I am going on… with you!
-- Jamie Hoover
"There are plenty of bands out there trying their hand at the genre... but these two do it better than just about anyone around today."
Richard Rossi, CarolinaOrange
"All these tracks reflect the pair’s penchant for brilliant Anglo-infused melodic designs that brim over with effusive hooks, radiant harmonies and the sort of irresistible refrains that linger long after the disc leaves the player."
Imaginary Cafe is Jamie and Steve's third studio effort as a duo. It was released on January 1, 2013. All six songs were written, played, sung, recorded, and produced by Jamie Hoover and Steve Stoeckel. Song titles are:
Click on song title for lyrics & preview.
Video by Cool King Chris. Read about the making of the video.
CD mastered by Ross Wissbaum.
CD cover graphic design by Michael Slawter, Heyday Designs.