Steve Barney (Anastacia)
" Steve is my kind of drummer.
The drummer is like the foundation of a house. Everything else comes from that core place of stability. When I´m performing I don´t want to be distracted by fluctuations in the ground that´s supporting me, the tempo or groove. That´s my boy Steve. He´s right there in the pocket...always. Economy,consistency and power. He´s the man for the job "
" You held it all together... Amazing ! "
" You need to get a sense of humour !! - LOVE working with you ! "
“ If a band is a tent, then i’m the tent pegs to stop it blowing away ! “
As part of a band or session work, Steve’s ROCK-SOLID groove & extensive experience of International tours, Studio recordings & TV promo has led him to play all over the world…
Born in Norfolk (UK), a Xmas present of an ‘Argos’ toy drum kit, Steve’s mum & dad noticed something was going on...
In 1980, rock band Genesis came to the seaside town of Great Yarmouth on tour (not on holiday!). In the audience that night was a 9 year old Steve (his Dad & Uncle Roger)... after seeing Phil & Chester’s drum solo little Steve left the venue with ringing ear’s & “Dad, I wanna do that!” in his heart & soul
Forward to 2010, now residing in the music capital of the world, Liverpool - Steve’s ears are STILL ringing… & he’s doing it !
Touring & recording with ANNIE LENNOX, JEFF BECK, SUGABABES & ANASTACIA have raised Steve’s game with Pop/Rock royalty…
ANNIE LENNOX highlights :
“Solo 2003” (north america/europe), special guest to STING’s 2004 north american tour (culminating in shows at The Hollywood Bowl & Madison Square Garden), “Annie Lennox Sings” tour (north america 2007) , Live 8 (Hyde Park, 2005), Nelson Mandela’s 46664 concerts, Peace One Day 2007, Nobel Peace Prize 2007 concert + special shows with the BBC Concert Orchestra for “The Annie Lennox Collection” album 2009 release…
… he also played on Lennox’s 2009 hit single (& Ash cover) ‘Shining Light’
With JEFF BECK’s 2002 Royal Festival Hall shows, Steve ´held down´ the house-band (Jennifer Batten, Tony Hymas & Randy Hope-Taylor), playing with Jeff & special guests ROGER WATERS, PAUL RODGERS, JOHN McLAUGHLIN, IMOGEN HEAP, JIMMY HALL, THE WHITE STRIPES + ´double drums´ with the great, TERRY BOZZIO (Zappa)…
…a Grammy Award for ‘Best Rock Instrumental Performance’ was given to Jeff for his track ‘Plan B’ at the 46th Grammy Awards… Steve played that Grammy Award winning groove ! (& on the 2003 album "Jeff")
2005-2009 was spent in the Pop/R&B arena with UK’s biggest girl group, SUGABABES
(highlight’s : ‘Taller in More Ways’ (2006 UK tour), ‘Overloaded-Greatest Hits’ (UK arena tour 2007) & ‘Change’ (2008 UK tour) + rocking Festivals including V Festival, Isle of Wight, Oxygen, T4 on the Beach, Liverpool Summer Pops + performing at Nelson Mandela’s 90th birthday Hyde Park concert, special guests to Take That (2006 UK stadium shows) & "Art On Ice 2009" - Switzerland)
More recently, Steve toured with ‘the little lady with the BIG voice’ … ANASTACIA -
joining her 2009 ‘Heavy Rotation’ european tour // inc. special guest to with ELTON JOHN (Arena de Verona, Italy) & DURAN DURAN (Palace Square, St. Petersburg-Russia).
Steve will again be joining ANASTACIA in 2010, for Switzerland´s "Art On Ice"
In November 2009, Steve was driving the engine behind BBC ‘Children in Need Rocks’ London’s Royal Albert Hall - playing with TAKE THAT, ROBBIE WILLIAMS, DAME SHIRLEY BASSEY, ANNIE LENNOX, MIKA, LILY ALLEN, PAULO NUTINI, LEONA LEWIS, DIZZEE RASCAL, SHINGAI SHONIWA (NOISETTES) & CHERYL COLE
also performed and/or recorded with :
Corinne Bailey Rae, James Morrison & Mark Almond (Peace Once Day concert)
Will Young (played on UK number 1 single ‘Leave Right Now’),
Eagle-Eye Cherry (“Sub Rosa” album & single-2003)
Atomic Kitten (‘Right Here Right Now’ UK tour, 2001)
SAS Band (Spike Edney’s All Star Band) – 2009 shows
Gareth Gates (Pop Idol ‘s 2004 UK & South East Asia tours),
Ronan Keating (Germany 2006 shows)
Ian McNabb (2 albums & UK hit single “Let The Young Girl Do What She Wants”)
Catherine Feeny (“Hurricane Glass” album & 2 singles - 2007)
Donny Osmond (2004 London show),
Mylo (Isle of Skye Festival 2005 headline),
Dave Stewart (19 Entertainment Concert-2004),
Belinda Carlisle (2006 Moscow show- Russia)
Thea Gilmore (“Avalanche” UK tour-2003)
Sizer Barker ("Hotel Juicy Parlour" album+"Climb Aboard" single)
Giorgi ("Irresistibile" album - German/Italian release)
Colin Verncombe (BLACK) - "The Accused" (album)
Jamie Benson (special guest to Ronan Keating - ‘Destination 02’ arena tour)
Sebastian Rogers ("When It Comes & It Will" & "Repeat" albums)
Ryad ("This Side Of The Truth" album & "Kill me Now" single)
Apollo Four Forty (‘Charlie’s Angels’ TV promo)
Bullyrag (1994-2000 / band member signed to Mercury records)
Steve is endorsed by Premier, Zildjian, Vater, Protection Racket, LP Percussion, Roland UK