Someone asked for some faves,so here goes:
Goodfellas,The Exorcist,Dirty Harry,Spinal Tap,Withnail & I
Emerson,Lake & Palmer,Yes,Led Zeppelin,Chick Corea,Pat Metheny,Mahavishnu Orchestra,Jeff Beck,Camel,Van Halen,Crue,etc..
Carl Palmer,Bill Bruford,Pierre Moerlen,Roy Haynes,Bill Stewart,Dennis Chambers,Terry Bozzio,Andy Ward,Max Roach,Gary
Husband,Dave Weckl, etc..
Favourite cabaret band? In the world?
Hmmm.. it has to be...
STEVE IS AVAILABLE FOR SESSIONS/TOURS/LIVE/TV/RADIO/DEPS
2007 & BEYOND.
Well, he has been knocking the tubs for 20 years now.Starting in school bands aged 13.From rock
to fusion to jazz to pop to ska to folk
to reggae to dub... you name it.. he's played it..and continues to do so! He is also well
versed in the art of 'depping' for bands of many different styles.
He grew up with and still listens to/plays rock but his good time and feel coupled with a great technical
ability has led to playing many different styles of music across the world. He is currently playing high energy pieces such
and 'Knife Edge'
with UK ELP
tribute band Noddys
and festivals/TV appearances with winner of 'Song for Wales 2006' Ryland Teifi
European tours with Berlin-based roots rockers The Dostoyevskys, who
released ORANGE on BMG (Sound Art 876 670) during the 90's secured a
love of playing abroad and Steve has also toured Holland with various acts. He has played various cover bands abroad too,
a 3 month stay in Cyprus being one.
He has played the Brecon Jazz Festival
since 1994 with various bands; every year with The
(2006 show on the Sat.) and also with The BILLY THOMPSON Quartet
(featuring members of Barbara Thompson's Paraphenalia
drum parts originally written for Jon Hiseman
The Steve Roberts Band also play intermittently,featuring jazz based
original material penned by Steve and covers.At one time the band consisted of a string quartet plus guitar,bass &
drums! We hope to arrange some more concerts with this band soon.
He also recently completed a 3 month, 32-date tour of the USA with THEY WALK AMONG US
,who released their debut album across America. He has also played with THE CORNERS OF NOWHERE
and John Sloman
of Uriah Heep
At he moment,gigs and rehearsals with Heavy Quartet, TWAU, Kenny Driscoll Band
(which features BUDGIE bassist Burke Shelley
) , AMLEDD
and the UK's premier ELP
tribute act NODDYS PUNCTURE
who recently played a concert featuring KEITH EMERSON
himself plus other jazz/rock/pop/folk musicians; recording,tours abroad,etc feature in his day to day musical life.
At the moment Steve is recording/gigging/working with: HEAVY
QUARTET, CATRIN FINCH, NODDYS PUNCTURE, AMLEDD, BILLY THOMPSON, RYLAND TEIFI....
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Live at BRECON JAZZ FESTIVAL
Some 'Heavy' facts:
1.The Heavy Qt have played EVERY Brecon Jazz Festival since it started back
2.Nearly all of the Heavies wear specs!
3.Some of them are professors.No,really!
4.Steve has been with the band for over 7 years.
5.Co-founder(and former sticksman)Jess Phillips now resides in Germany,still playing regularly.
6.There are 8 members of the 'Quartet' in all.
7.Brian,who plays trumpet,can never remember his name.
8.Some of the band are still into Gong.
9.The band always manages to fit on every stage,no matter how small it seems!
10.They have released their 11th album recently and have celebrated the band's
Some musical history...
Greg Haver (Manic Street Preachers, Mel C, Tom Jones)
Richard Jackson (Super Furry Animals, Gorkys ZM)
Peter Jones (Keith Emerson,Carl Palmer)
VARIOUS LIVE VENUES:
AUSTIN TX Red Eyed Fly
BRECON Jazz Festivals
BRISTOL Fleece & Firkin
CARDIFF Coal Exchange
CARDIFF Big Weekend
COLOGNE Popkomm Festival
LIVERPOOL Cavern Club
LONDON The Garage
LONDON Water Rats
LOS ANGELES Silverlake Lounge
LAS VEGAS Double Down Saloon
NEW ORLEANS Howling Wolf
NEW YORK Southpaw,Brooklyn
SESIWN FAWR FESTIVAL Wales
WOMAD FESTIVAL UK