I am the Drummer for an amazing and innovative singer-songwriter called Jenny Stevens, as part of her band "The Hiccups". I've played drums with Jen Stevens & The Hiccups since July 2006. Jen's music is a hybrid of Swing, Jazz, Blues, Funk, Folk, Country...whatever mood the song takes!
Our debut album, "Meg's Hill" is out! It's available in the shops from May 12th, on www.amazon.co.uk and www.play.com. for download on iTunes, and from www.jenstevens.com. We've received fantastic reviews from both sides of the pond, and it's selling like hotcakes!
We held our album launch at The Sage Gateshead on Oct 22nd 2007, which was certainly the highlight of a fantastic 2007 for us. We also played on the same bill as Roger Daltrey for the TCT Event "Bandstand 2007" at The Sage Gateshead on Sept 22nd, supported Chris Difford (Squeeze) on South Shields seafront, and had the video for our debut single "Me Syndrome" directed and filmed by the legendary Geoff Wonfor. Phew!
YouTube holds the key to a large proportion of our media: type "Jen Stevens" into the search box and check out the results! Videos from our album launch, the "Me Syndrome" video, and live videos from our support slot with Chris Difford.
I've played drums for 10 years, in various styles, though i'm most inspired by Latin, Afro-Cuban, Funk-Rock and Jazz. Roger Taylor, Chad Smith, Dave Weckl, Buddy Rich, John Bonham, Keith Moon amongst others are very influential in my style of playing. I've got the Keith Moon facial expressions to a tee! :-)
I'm VERY proud to be an endorsee of RCI Starlite Drums: alongside Tommy Lee, Dom Howard (Muse), Matt Helders (Arctic Monkeys), Gonz (INK), Oxy (Hungover Stuntmen), Fabrizio Morretti (The Strokes) amongst many greats. RCI Starlite International produce the finest Acrylic Drums this world has seen: they sound and look AWESOME! No wonder the top drum manufacturers such as DW, OCDP, Premier and Ludwig purchase RCI's acrylic polymer shells to use with their top endorsees.