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An Evening with Steve Ferrone Friday 7th December



An Evening with Steve Ferrone Friday 7th December

It gives us great pleasure to be able to announce to you all that we shall be hosting the incredible Mr. Steve Ferrone for a one-off, UK exclusive, Masterclass at the Ashcroft Arts Centre, Fareham, on the evening of Friday 7th December in association with our partners at Sabian, Gretsch, Westside Distribution & Gewa Music Gmbh.

Steve Ferrone is a musician who will certainly need no introduction to the GRD drumming community. This simply legendary drummer has enjoyed a remarkable 45 year career performing & recording with a who’s who of legendary music industry artists & bands.

Mr. Ferrone’s groove has graced studio & live recordings by artists such as Chaka Khan, Eric Clapton, George Benson, Rick James, Duran Duran, Al Jarreau, Slash, Ronnie Wood, Stevie Nicks, Tracy Chapman, Bryan Ferry, Steve Winwood, The Bee Gee’s, Marcus Miller, Johnny Cash, Anita Baker, Freddie King, Peter Frampton, Brian May, Pat Metheny, Paul Simon and Jaco Pastorius to name but a few.

From 1975-1982, Steve was a member of the Average White Band. Steve’s playing on AWB albums such as ‘Cut the cake’, ‘Soul Searching’ and ‘Warmer Communications’, has been considered by many drummers around the world as the bible when it comes to funk drumming & laying down the groove and has no doubt influenced many of the beats on countless hip-hop records.

Steve continues to be a first-call studio & live musician due to his incredible signature groove & musicality and also, of course, due to his infectious personality. In recent years, he has worked exclusively with Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers and also The Straits, a band made up of Dire Straits alumni.

Steve, who has resided in Los Angeles for many years, was actually born & bred in Brighton, Sussex- We can't wait to welcome him back to UK for the enjoyment of the GRD drumming community and we sincerely hope you will join us for what is set to be yet another amazing evening brought to you by Graham, Haley and the team at Graham Russell Drums.



DOORS - 7pm SHOW STARTS - 7.30pm

**PHOTO CREDIT - Andy Tennille**



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