Posted by Cristian Ionut Virciu on 10th May 2016
Steve White entered the drumming world when he was only 10 when he was given a small drum by his uncle and upon joining the local Boys Brigade, he began to learn his craft. Steve spent his youth years taking drumming lessons from George Scott of Wanstead learning from recordings of Buddy Rich and Louis Bellson. Later he took lessons from drumming teacher Bob Armstrong at Bob's Masterclass Studio, then in Hornchurch, Essex. Beside lessons and gigging with local bands, White also worked part-time, spending any spare cash on updating his collection of Jazz records.
In '83, Steve auditioned for an unnamed band which turned out to be Paul Weller's new group, The Style Council. Weller was so impressed with 17-year-old White and his jazz background, that he asked Steve to come back the following day. White stayed with The Style Council for several years, but he was never invited to join the group, even though he appeared in most of their videos and recordings. Steve White became the youngest drummer on stage at Live Aid at Wembley in '85 and also played the Live 8 gig at Hyde Park with 'The Who'.
Steve White plays a wide range of drum kits and brands, which include Yamaha Drum Kits. We have just added two great drum kits from Yamaha 9000 Series on our website: Yamaha 9000 Recording Custom 4-piece in Real Wood and Yamaha 9000 Recording Custom 4-piece in Classic Walnut.
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