ONE of the UK’s finest drummers, who broke into the industry playing in The Style Council with Paul Weller, performs a special show in South Derbyshire next week.
Steve White was just 17 when he became part of The Style Council and became the youngest drummer on stage during Live Aid in 1985.
As well as playing drums with Paul Weller for many years, White has gone on to play live and record with some of the world’s top musicians.
The list includes the likes of Oasis, Ian Dury, The James Taylor Quartet and The Players, as well as The Who, with whom he performed with at the Live 8 gig at Hyde Park.
Everyone has probably got a CD in their collection featuring drumming by White.
White is hitting the road to celebrate 30 years in music and will be performing at Melbourne Assembly Rooms as part of The Live Lodge.
Joining him on stage will be bass player Damon Minchella, and singers Kristyna Myles and Sam Gray.
Minchella was formerly bass player with Ocean Colour Scene and was also a regular member of Paul Weller’s backing band until 2008.
He has also played as a member of supergroup The Players and played live with The Who, and is currently in the studio recording Richard Ashcroft’s fifth solo album.
Myles has performed in arenas across Europe with Chris De Burgh and has opened for the likes of Mick Hucknall, Will Young, Status Quo and M People.
Singer-songwriter Gray burst onto the scene in 2011 with the Radio 2 playlisted debut single Cartwheel Queen and continues to make a name for himself in the industry.
The show at Melbourne Assembly Rooms on Friday, August 23 is the band’s only Midlands performance on the tour and will feature support from Rose Redd.
Doors open at 7.30pm for an 8.30pm start and tickets are available priced £14 by calling 01332 863522 or at www.ticketsource.co.uk/thelivelodge.
Alternatively tickets are £15 on the door.