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In 1980 my parents bought me a Premier (club) drum kit...forward to 2010 & i'm still playing Premier drums. Enough said!

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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:

Annie Lennox

  • “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

Jeff Beck

  • 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

Sugababes

  • '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

Anastacia 

  • 'Heavy Rotation' 2009 European tour

Kelis

  • T4 on the Beach
  • Pukkelpop, Belgium
  • Parkenfest, Norway
  • Manchester Pride
More recently in 2010 Steve again joined Anastacia for sell out shows at Zurich’s Hallenstadion as part of "Art on Ice" (Switzerland) and festivals in Poland with electronica/drum & bass-rock gods, Apollo Four Forty. He is also working on the studio project, AUTOTALK.

Equipment

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

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