Steve cut his percussive teeth in the rock driven ‘90s, hitting the ground running on the Australian tour and festival circuit. Recording a handful of studio releases and playing the Big Day Out and Livid festivals with staple Aussie bands like Bulldozer and The Full Colour was just the beginning.

Inspired to share his love for the craft of drumming, in 1998 Steve opened his own teaching studio in association with Billy Hyde Drumworx in Brisbane, Australia. After Completing a Bachelor of Music at the QLD Conservatorium 2001 and now also teaching at JMC Academy and The Drum Cartel in Brisbane (& Melbourne in 2015), he devotes a large part of his time to teaching drums to around 60 students per week while balancing a busy tour schedule.

An integral member of contemporary rock and indie outfits The Given Things, Medollic and A Family of Strangers, to the masses Steve has been best known as the drummer for the platinum selling, Sony/BMG recording artist Kate Miller-Heidke. Steve performed and recorded with Kate for 7 years, tracking drums for her ‘Circular Breathing’ EP, ‘Little Eve’, ‘Curiouser’ and ‘Nightflight’ albums, touring extensively in Australia, Europe and Asia. Steve has performed live at the 2007 ARIA Awards, Channel 10‘s Rove, Vodaphone’s Live at the Chapel, Channel 7′s Sunrise, Channel 7′s The Morning Show, ABC TV’s The Sideshow, Channel V’s Playroom Sessions, Channel 10′s Video Hits, and the MTV Exit concert series in Nepal, Vietnam and Thailand.

More recently, Steve has been in high demand as a recording and touring session player. In 2017/2018, Steve performed in the premiere season of Muriel’s Wedding the Musical and and recorded drums for the original cast soundtrack.

As well as touring with emerging artists such as Melbourne-based Evan Klar, he has worked with high profile Australian acts including Darren Hayes and Angus & Julia Stone.

Steve provides lessons in Melbourne and is available for live and studio session work Australia wide.

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