"Working within this busy music industry for many years in all styles of live and studio work, from the smaller semi-pro outfit to UK & International festival capacity bands, I've been very fortunate to have collaborated with the following original artistes in either a live, or studio capacity or even both." - Steevi
  • DEON ESTUS - genius bassist for George Michael & Wham!
  • DON AIREY * Rainbow, Satriani, Bryan Adams, currently Deep Purple
  • DAVE BRONZE (Eric Clapton, Trower, Tom Jones)
  • MICK WILSON - current vocalist for 10cc, Jeff Lynn's ELO
  • HAZEL FERNANDEZ - Jamiroquai
  • THE KING (James Brown)
  • LAURA VANE - Gnarls Barclay, The Streets
  • MARIA NAYLER - Robert Miles, Sasha, Tastexperience
  • HARVEY BAINBRIDGE - Hawkwind / Hawklords
  • TERRY LEWiS - Mama's Gun
  • RICHARD WATTS - Robin Trower/solo
*The superb keyboard star Don Airey (now of Deep Purple) worked with Steevi at Chapel Studios, Lincolnshire, England as co-producer on the Heaven & Earth project stage #1 (see below)

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Last year's news...

Look out this March 2017 as Steevi's own band CATS in SPACE set off on a sellout UK tour as special guests to UK rock legends THUNDER... 

th June 2017- CATS in SPACE to appear at BST HYDE PARK with Phil Collins, Blondie, Mike & the Mechanics, Prince's Power Generation, Starsailor, KC & The Sunshine Band, Al Murray ( Now Sold Out )

Cropredy Festival ( now Sold Out ) in August 

Three exciting CATS in SPACE UK tour/s in Autumn 
CATS in SPACE Headline Tour (support by Kaato) September/October
Deep Purple - The Long Goodbye tour November
Status Quo Plugged In tour Nov/ December

Cats launch new website! - * www.catsinspace.co.uk *

Read more about the who's who list above down below...

They are calling it ‘Power Pop Rock’, and their aim is to unashamedly take you back to the heady days of the 1970s when bands like Queen, ELO, 10cc, Supertramp & Sweet, ruled the airwaves. Yes, ‘Cats in Space’ are retro, however, they have a sound that has been unheard for many years, in fact, probably not since those American underground pop masters ‘Jellyfish’. Founding ‘Cat’ Greg Hart has recruited a wealth of experience to join him in his musical spaceship destined to land here on Earth as we speak. The debut long player is entitled ‘TOO MANY GODS’, out October 2015 and consists of a collection of commercial hit songs all played out and produced in an impeccable manner. The debut single ‘Mr Heartache’ written by Greg and 10cc’s Mick Wilson, is released this September and features a guest appearance from the legendary Andy Scott from ‘Sweet’.
The album features soaring multi tracked vocal harmonies nestled alongside guitar orchestrations, dazzling keyboards, bombastic drums, thundering bass and luscious pianos, and the music is there to be enjoyed in one continuous journey, as it used to be in those awesome analogue days…

Featuring PAUL MANZI - Vocals, GREG HART - Guitars, B/Vocals, DEAN HOWARD - Guitars, STEEVI BACON - Drums, Percussion, JEFF BROWN - Bass, B/Vocals, & ANDY STEWART - Synths, Keyboards, Pianos and Vocoders... 

Jools/Christopher Holland
Southend-on-Sea Cliffs Pavilion Dec 2007, Steevi took care of drum duties for Chris Holland Band opening for Jools and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra ( it was wonderful to finally meet Jools, Lulu, Ruby Turner the band, and of course, legendary Squeeze drummer Gilson Lavis! )

Robin Trower
Of the many recording sessions Steevi has undertaken, one fave in particular was to work on UK/USA guitar legend ROBIN TROWER's (Ex-PROCOL HAREM) album "Go My Way" (Aezra Records) which is currently enjoying worldwide success. 

Most recently Steevi also appears on Robin's ''Another Days Blues'' (V12 Records) with Jamiroquai's back-up vocalist Hazel Fernandez taking guest lead vocal.

Richard Watts Radiate  (c) 2004
Richard Watts
Steevi also worked with aforementioned Mr. Trowers' current vocalist, Richard Watts, a very talented and smashing musician in his own right! Check out Richard's debut solo album featuring just himself (and Steevi) on all instruments - 'Radiate' (now also available on iTunes) 

The King
"The King! A very clever concept of paying tribute to deceased rock stars by singing their big hits in the guise of Elvis Presley i.e. Phil Lynott of Thin Lizzy = Whisky in the Jar, Stevie Ray Vaughan = The House is a Rockin!. Marc Bolan = 20th Century Boy etc... get the gist? The King is possibly the worlds greatest Elvis soundalike!!! So much so, he has toured the world as 'The King ' with an outstanding backing band, from UK to Vegas to Australia and beyond!"

Richard Watts (see above) and Steevi were flown out to Germany with MD Keith Atack to dep a show on drums and bass at the famous open-air festival the Kieler Woche in Kiel (near Hamburg) for German EMI signed idol (The King) globally known for his 'Come as You Are' hit cover by Nirvana off his cult album "Gravelands", his audience hit well in the regions of 80,000 plus that weekend. Steevi did a few more shows with these guys before frontman extraordinaire James Brown as Elvis retired the band to follow new ventures...
You can still find the two albums in HMV etc

Heaven & Earth
After finishing pre production at Chapel studios, Lincs UK under the watchful eye of co- producer Don Airey (Deep Purple), Steevi's last project with rock band Heaven & Earth took him and his band by road to Mountain Studios, Montreux, Switzerland.  Basically to record with world class producer David Richards (QUEEN, BOWIE, IGGY POP, MICHAEL JACKSON, DURAN DURAN, CHRIS REA, DEEP PURPLE, Phil Collins  etc.) on a promo album. Grunge had just exploded on earth, so probably a bad time to attempt such tomfoolery! however it was one of Steevi's most memorable musical life experiences.

Whilst recording in Montreux for a whole month, and Steevi's drums still mic'd up and warm, he was asked personally by Brian May to record some new tracks on spec for Brain's latest solo album, eventually be titled 'Another World'. 

However "Swiss Time" ran out due to David Richards ongoing commitment to the H&E project.  This halted proceedings fortunately, allowing late drum legend Cozy Powell to finish what he'd started - Some things are just meant to be.   Rock in Peace Cozy Powell... and now sadly Dave Richards X

Janey Bombshell 
is a real life beauty as well as a 'GLAM-tastik' vocalist from the UK, and, with her love of the 70s, Janey has just released her debut album ROCKA-ROLL-AROUND' featuring some great Glam rock tunes as well as a few wistful ballads.  This album will single handedly take you on a journey back to when analogue music mattered.  Played totally live with a cool rock band to boot!
Steevi played drums and percussion for the album and has been asked play some of the live shows too.

"It's the music that makes you want to get up and dance.  Head back to the Sensational Seventies with Janey Bombshell, the girl who puts the Glam in Rock."
Diddy David Hamilton

"Each track is inspired by nostalgia but built around brand new hooks and melodies that stay with you long after the song ends."
Pat Marsh, BBC Radio -
visit www.janeybombshell.com for all her latest news and shows!

Rock drummer extraordinaire - Terry Bozzio (Frank Zappa/ Jeff Beck) World Tour 'DW Drums' Drum Clinic 1999

In 1999, Terry Bozzio planned a world tour featuring two of these huge custom kits! One built exclusively for the USA and Pacific and one for east /western Europe.  Steevi was asked to take care of sound duties and mic up and mix the European DW monster kit for Terry's Uk Clinic just outside London at The Empire Theatre in a place called Southend-on Sea. 

"I was very honoured to be asked to mix drum legend Terry Bozzio's ( Frank Zappa ) 'mega-kit 'on Sunday 27th September 1999 at The Empire Theatre"  Steevi Bacon

*PRESS RELEASE* "Hold onto your hi-hats Drummers! (From the archives, first published Wednesday 22nd Sep 1999 Evening Echo.)

Top drummer Terry Bozzio is in Southend on Sea this Sunday for a unique drumming extravaganza. Terry performed with Frank Zappa for many years as a member of his band and has also performed with other well-known artists such as Jeff Beck, Missing Persons and UK. Terry is widely believed to be one of the finest drummers in the world today - and you can catch him at the New Empire Theatre, Alexandra Street, Southend. For £8 in advance or £10 on the door you can witness a drumming experience unlike any other. The session is being sponsored by DW Drums and PMT, Southend. This award-winning performer is currently working a some ideas with fellow percussionist Evelyn Glennie, and organiser Kevin Morris is sure that the Terry Bozzio Drum Clinic will appeal to all fans of music, not just drummers. 

Independent UK rock drummer Steevi Bacon will be responsible for mic'ing up Mr Bozzio's mega kit at this large theatre - Good luck Steevi! ' 


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The Drumshack Teaching Studio...

Steevi's busy private teaching studio is up and running with a healthy group of keen drum students.  Please e-mail here regarding availability of lessons (now very limited), or click the poster if you are a regular Drumshack student and need to get to the Drumshack area for resources.  For more info please visit the 'tuition' tab above!

the drumshack tuition studios
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Over the years Steevi has worked regularly with TasteXperience! this trance electronica music factory have remixed, and been remixed themselves by artists such as Paul Oakenfold, Dario G, Tall Paul and Roger Sanchez as well as writing many successful global dance- floor anthem releases of their own.
BEYOND THE HORIZON is the TX’s first solo album, flaunting such mantra as MAGIC TRIBE and SOUL GOOD which feature the vocal talents of SASHA’S Be As One, and ROBERT MILES’ One And One vocalist MARIA NAYLER.  Since then, the guys have released a succession of albums regularly using Steevi's drum grooves and percussive rhythms to give a live vibe throughout.