In 1980 my parents bought me a Premier (club) drum kit...forward to 2010 & i'm still playing Premier drums. Enough said!
As part of a band or session work, Steve’s rock-solid groove & extensive experience of International tours, Studio recordings & TV promo has led him to play all over the world.
Born in Norfolk (UK), a Xmas present of an ‘Argos’ toy drum kit, Steve's mum & dad noticed something was going on. In 1980, rock band Genesis came to the seaside town of Great Yarmouth on tour (not on holiday!). In the audience that night was a 9 year old Steve (his Dad & Uncle Roger) and after seeing Phil & Chester Thompson’s drum solo little Steve left the venue with ringing ears and “Dad, I wanna do that!” in his heart & soul.
Forward to 2010, now residing in the music capital of the world, Liverpool - Steve’s ears are still ringing and he’s doing it!
Touring and recording with Annie Lennox, Jeff Beck, Sugababes and Anastacia have raised Steve’s game with Pop/Rock royalty.
Highlights of Steve's career to date include:
- “Solo 2003” tour
- Special guest to Sting’s 2004 North American tour
- “Annie Lennox Sings” 2007 North America tour
- Live 8
- Nelson Mandela’s 46664 concerts
- Peace One Day concert 2007
- Nobel Peace Prize concert 2007
- Royal Festival Hall 2002 shows
- Recording drums on the 2003 album "Jeff" from which the track 'Plan B' that Steve played on won a Grammy Award for 'Best Rock Instrumental Performance' at the 46th Grammy Awards
- 'Taller in More Ways' 2006 UK tour
- 'Overloaded-Greatest Hits' 2007 UK tour
- 'Change' 2008 UK tour
- Nelson Mandela's 90th birthday Hyde Park concert
- Special guests to Take That on their 2006 UK stadium tour
- 'Heavy Rotation' 2009 European tour
- T4 on the Beach
- Pukkelpop, Belgium
- Parkenfest, Norway
- Manchester Pride
Premier Series Elite in Gold Fade Sparkle Lacquer
- 12" x 10" Birch Power Tom
- 14" x 14" Birch Floor Tom
- 16" x 16" Birch Floor Tom
- 22" x 18" Gen-X Bass Drum
- 14" x 8" Maple Snare Drum