Steve White is one of Britain’s most respected drummers; having played with major acts and artists including Paul Weller, The Style Council, The Who, Oasis, Ocean Colour Scene, and many more. He is also one of the UK’s top educators, and is currently on the Professorial Faculty of the renowned Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London, in addition to his professional engagements as a private teacher, clinician, and masterclass host.
Steve’s esteemed recording career has seen him play on multiple Number 1 albums, including Stanley Road (Paul Weller, 1995, Go! Discs), Illumination (Paul Weller, 2002, Independiente), and Our Favourite Shop (Style Council, 1985, Polydor). Several albums were tantalizingly close to Number 1, including Wild Wood (Paul Weller, Number 2, 1993, Hip-O Records), Heavy Soul (Paul Weller, Number 2, 1997, Go! Discs), Heliocentric (Paul Weller, Number 2, 2000, Universal), Studio 150 (Paul Weller, Number 2, 2004, V2), Café Bleu (Style Council, Number 2, 1984, Polydor) and Cost of Loving (Style Council, Number 2, 1987, Polydor).
His Live credentials are equally strong, having toured the world, and been one of the few musicians to have played at both Live Aid in 1985 (Style Council), and Live 8 in 2005 (The Who). Other notable performances include a spell covering for his brother (Alan White) on tour in North America with Oasis, and a stint with British rock band Ocean Colour Scene.
As a drum set educator, Steve White is second to none. Having studied with the late, great Bob Armstrong, Steve continues to pass on valuable information to a new generation of drummers, as well as more seasoned drum enthusiasts and fellow professionals, in an ever continuing series of clinics and masterclasses, as well as through his position on the Professorial Faculty at Trinity Laban Conservatoire.
In 2018, Steve was invited to narrate a four part mini-series “The Art of Drumming” (Warner Brothers Productions), due for international release in 2019. Who better to walk an international audience through the finer nuances of some of the world’s greatest drummers? This is further testament to the esteem in which the drum, music and entertainment industry holds Steve White.
Steve is currently endorsed by Yamaha Drums, Zildjian, Vic Firth, Roland and Remo.