Hailing from both Indiana and the ancient city, St. Augustine, Florida’s The Young Step is an elite, highly sought-after original rock band. Their style is one that bounces around the musical scale of genre, ranging from glam-rock to folk to funk. The Young Step consists of husband and wife Micah and Lauren Gilliam as well as front-man Ben Whitson. Ben Whitson plays electric rhythm guitar while Lauren and Micah Gilliam both take turns on electric bass, electric guitar, and keys. Their musical chairs technique not only gives The Young Step a wide range of genre, but also makes their live performances a guessing game of who will play which instrument next.
Each member of The Young Step takes turns singing lead, blending three-part harmonies into an explosion of rock and roll, all while playing it extremely cool on stage. Their musical abilities are unmatched in the original music arena of St. Augustine, making The Young Step the go-to band for all shows original, and all shows rock and roll. They have been featured on WFCF Radio as the “ultimate original St. Augustine band” and have been the first band to play both the Backyard Stage and The Front Porch Night Marker Stage at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre.