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 personally (not as a support act) with the following original profile artists in either a live show, or studio capacity - or even both.' - Steevi :-)
JOE STRUMMER - The CLASH
ROBIN TROWER - Global guitar legend
CHRISTOPHER & JOOLS HOLLAND
CHRIS CHILDS of THUNDER
DEON ESTUS - (bass god) George Michael & Wham!
DON AIREY * Rainbow, Ozzy, Bryan Adams etc currently Deep Purple
DAVE BRONZE (Eric Clapton, Trower, Tom Jones)
DANNY BOWES of THUNDER
MICK WILSON - 10cc, Jeff Lynn's ELO, The Frontm3n
HAZEL FERNANDEZ - Jamiroquai
THE KING (James Brown)
LAURA VANE - Gnarls Barclay, The Streets
MARIA NAYLER - Robert Miles, Sasha, Tastexperience
MICHAEL CASSWELL (R.I.P) - Brian May Band
TERRY LEWIS - Mama's Gun
MATT MITCHELL - Furyon/ Matt Mitchell & The Coldhearts
ALISON DAVID - Red Snapper
KEITH ATAK - Child, The King, Bonnie Tyler, John Parr
RICHARD WATTS - Robin Trower, Richard Watts solo
BEN POOLE - The Ben Poole Band
TASTEXPERIENCE Paul Oakenfold, Greg James, Pete Tong
HARVEY BAINBRIDGE - Hawkwind / Hawklords
ROBIN SCOTT- Cat Stevens, The Waterboys, The Saw Doctors
*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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CATS in SPACE!
‘Cats in Space' - A gleaming new rock band armed with an exciting brand of ‘New Classic Rock', with more hooks than a crane factory! Special guests on legendary UK rockers 2017 'Thunder' sell-out UK tour. Openers to Phil Collins at Hyde Park BST 2017. Special guests on five UK arena dates for Deep Purple's 2017 'Long Goodbye' World tour... and, special guests on Status Quo's 2017 'Plugged In' UK tour. The band is formed entirely of musicians with a wealth of experience - both writers and performers, with impressive musical CVs including The Sweet, T’Pau, Ian Gillan, Asia, Robin Trower, 10cc, Arena, Moritz, Airrace & Statetrooper, to name but a few. Completed their third studio album 'Daytrip to Narnia' with more new live dates planned for autumn/winter of 2019.
"Travel back to the heady days of the 1970s when bands like Queen, 10cc, ELO, The Who & Cheap Trick ruled the analogue airwaves and you'll be firmly in the Cats' orbit... " Classic Rock Magazine 2017
See more info at www.catsinspace.co.uk
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.
"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 90,000 + that weekend. Steevi did a few more shows with these guys before frontman extraordinaire James Brown as Elvis retired the band two years later 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 Brian's latest solo album, eventually to be titled 'Another World'. (Parlophone 1998)
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
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, co-wrote 'Last Night on Earth' 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."
David 'Diddy' 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.
Robin Trower's current studio drummer Steevi Bacon will be responsible for mic'ing up Mr Bozzio's mega kit at this large theatre - Good luck Steevi! '
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 or simply click the poster!
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.
visit tastexperience new official website