Steve Alba a.k.a. 'SALBA'
Steve Alba (a.k.a. ‘SALBA’); cousin to ‘A’ List celebrity Jessica Alba, is an internationally renowned, legendary professional skateboarder, and as well the front-man / lead guitarist for the iconic band Powerflex 5. Powerflex 5 is a born and raised band out of the ‘badlands’ of southern California; the part of California where south L.A. County meets San Bernadino County (Pomona, Upland, Clairmont, Montclair, Rancho Cucamonga, etc.).
Around the year 1999/2000, Steve Alba, Tracy Robar (guitar tech for Rage Against the Machine, Red Hot Chili Peppers, 9 Inch Nails, L 7, Sheryl Crow, Ry Cooder, and David Lindley), Mark Cole, plus on drums one Corey Miller (world renowned tattoo artist from the T.V. show “L.A. Ink” who owns a shop called 6 Feet Under) came together to form the current line-up of Powerflex 5, named after the first multi-colored precision skateboard wheels to be offered by, you guessed it, Powerflex skateboards (circa 1980’s).
Today Steve Alba continues to lead the Powerflex 5 line-up performing live on a frequent basis, and travels around the world by invitation to demo and compete in skateboarding competitions everywhere. In January of 2017, Steve Alba blessed D&A Guitar Gear by becoming a bona fide part of the D&A artist roster.
…badass skater … badass musician!