Stephen is a professional drummer based in Crawley, West Sussex. He began his journey with the drum kit 17 years ago, under the mentorship of Scottish session drummer Tom Annan. After several years of playing in various school bands ranging in style, led by multi-instrumentalist Leon Thorne (Martha Reeves, The Red Hot Chilli Pipers), Stephen decided to pursue music as a career.
Stephen’s playing has taken him across the world, including South Korea, Germany, Bahrain, Luxembourg and The Netherlands – not to mention, the length and breadth of the UK! His experience includes many theatre shows, function gigs and festivals.
Stephen was resident drummer for GT’s Boos Band from 2013 to 2015, and recorded on their critically acclaimed debut album Steak House. The band made an appearance on BBC4 UK's Best Part-Time Bandwith Rhod Gilbert and Midge Ure in 2015.
Stephen’s professional touring and theatre credits include: The 12 Tenors(South Korea & Europe);The Carpenters Experience; Real Magic – Queen Tribute; 9 to 5 – The Musical(Deputy – Upstairs At The Gatehouse); Sleeping Beauty(Rhyl Pavilion); Jack & The Beanstalk(Greenock Arts Centre); and Peter Pan(Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline).
Other artists Stephen has worked with include: Alex Larke (Eurovision Song Contest); Keith Atack (Child, Bonnie Tyler); Marty Prior (Steve Harley); Tally Koren; Markus Michelucci; and Emme Woods.
Function band experience: Callanish; Gentlemen Of The Road (DK Management); The Wilderminds (Stag Promotions); The McKeens; City Folk.
Some of the companies and venues Stephen has played for include: Royal Albert Hall; UK Productions; Imagine Theatre; City Hall (London); Mitsubishi Electric Halle (Dusseldorf); Colosseum Theater (Essen); Newham Music.
Stephen is currently playing drums and percussion for singer-songwriter Markus Michelucci and function band The Wilderminds.