Steve Besemer

Steve Besemer

Since an early age, Steve has always been drum orientated. His first live gig was at the age of 14 and since then has gathered an extensive knowledge of both touring and recording.
At the age of 20, Steve realised he was serious about the drums and for a year attended Drum Tech in Acton where he learnt hand and foot techniques as well as rhythm section skills. That then led to Steve being able to play in a range of bands of many different styles. Since Drum Tech, Steve has also had the opportunity to teach his skills to students of all abilities.
Some of the artists Steve has worked with over the years include, Gino Washington, Steve Ellis (Love Affair), Dennis Greaves (The Truth), Bruce Foxton (The Jam), Mark Brzezicki (Big Country), and Dave Howman (Showaddywaddy) as well as touring with some of the top tribute acts such as, The Jamm, Atomic, The Paul Weller Connection and Wellah. Steve also toured with East London rockers Smashingtime, working alongside bands and artists such as, The Yardbirds, Chas ‘n’ Dave, Glen Matlock and Ocean Colour Scene. That led to the release of an album and various tracks on the Acid Jazz label.
Steve also toured and recorded with Finn Bonel (Loves the only Thing and The Wedding song) who’s singles are receiving air play and acclaim.
At present, Steve is touring and recording with Lee Thompson (Madness) and has secured a deal with Pro Mark Drum Sticks and Soultone Cymbals.
Steve plays custom built Premier series Drums and can be seen on the “National Artist” page at Premier Music International.

My Soultone Set: 

14" custom brilliant wave hi hats
16" custom brilliant crash
17 Custom Brilliant Crash
22" Custom Brilliant Ride