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About Me

As a child, I was taught to play the piano by my next door neighbour but my passion for music was really ignited by learning to play the drums at the age of 12.  At university I studied music, specialising in drumming, composition for film and recording techniques.


Many years later, I'm a professional drummer and have enjoyed a great career since 2005.  I play and record for Lucy Ward (award winning Folk artist), Ruthie Henshall (multi-award winning West End / Broadway star) and many other bands and artists as a session musician.


I love producing music with other musicians whether it be crafting a song in the studio or bouncing ideas off one another sat with pianos, guitars and a drum kit.  It's that burst of creativity and imagination that really fuels a great music making session whatever the genre.


I like to get all the details right in recordings but also am very aware that sometimes the best music is captured on the spot and I like to think that we get that balance right here at my studio.  You will always be made to feel comfortable and I'm on hand to help you in any way.  That's my personal approach as a producer and engineer, I'm here to serve you and your music!


Outside of the studio I also work for a company called Noise Solution, working with participants facing challenging circumstances using music as a catalyst for positive change

 
 
Steve is an absolute treat to work with. I have had the pleasure of rehearsing, performing and recording with him over the last three years and would recommend him to anyone. Steve is a top class drummer; dexterous, precise, passionate and versatile - and he will go out of his way to ensure that you get the sound you want. 

His studio is spacious, inspiring and comfortable with a fantastic range of equipment. The overall feeling is that you are always in safe hands.

He is warm, funny and generous, whilst always being highly meticulous and professional. His genuine enthusiasm for music, and passion for helping artists achieve their vision, feels hugely supportive.

Sarah Foster [Daisy and the Dark], singer songwriter

As a drummer you are second to none with a true sense of musicality and empathy for the music involved. As an engineer and producer I always feel like I am in safe hands

Sam Pegg, session bass player