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STEVE ROBERTS Drummer

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Favourites

Someone asked for some faves,so here goes:
 
Movies:
Goodfellas,The Exorcist,Dirty Harry,Spinal Tap,Withnail & I
 
Music:
Emerson,Lake & Palmer,Yes,Led Zeppelin,Chick Corea,Pat Metheny,Mahavishnu Orchestra,Jeff Beck,Camel,Van Halen,Crue,etc..
 
Drummers:
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.

Steve & Thomas Lang

 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 as 'Tarkus' and 'Knife Edge' with UK ELP tribute band Noddys Puncture 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 HEAVY QUARTET  (2006 show on the Sat.) and also with The BILLY THOMPSON  Quartet (featuring members of Barbara Thompson's Paraphenalia), playing 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 fame.
 
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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HEAVY QUARTET
Live at BRECON JAZZ FESTIVAL
(above)

Some 'Heavy' facts:

1.The Heavy Qt have played EVERY Brecon Jazz Festival since it started back in 1984.
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 20th Anniversary!






Some musical history...
 
PLAYED WITH:
Noddys Puncture Keith Emerson Catrin Finch Heavy Quartet, Billy Thompson Amledd Burke Shelley (Budgie),The Dostoyevskys, They Walk Among Us, Banana Cat, John Sloman (Uriah Heep) Ryland Teifi Trio Grande, Andy Maule, Wonderbrass, plus countless deps and sessions etc etc
 
PRODUCERS:
 Greg Haver (Manic Street Preachers, Mel C, Tom Jones)
 Richard Jackson (Super Furry Animals, Gorkys ZM)
 Peter Jones (Keith Emerson,Carl Palmer)
 
STUDIOS:
 Rockfield
 Monnow Valley
 Eden
 Matrix
 Famous Studios
 
VARIOUS LIVE VENUES:
 AUSTIN TX Red Eyed Fly
 BERLIN Loft
 BATH University
 BRECON Jazz Festivals
 BRISTOL Fleece & Firkin
 CARDIFF Coal Exchange
 CARDIFF Big Weekend
 COLOGNE Popkomm Festival
 EXETER Cavern
 GLAMORGAN University
 HAMBURG Markthalle
 LEIPZIG Maritzbastei
 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
 NEWPORT NCLA
 SESIWN FAWR FESTIVAL Wales
 SOUTHAMPTON Joiners
 WOMAD FESTIVAL UK