5 Drummerszone artists - Jeremy Stacey

Jeremy Stacey
* September 27, 1963
United Kingdom
Jeremy Stacey drummed as a professional with Chris Robinson (former Black Crowes), Echo & the Bunnymen, Malcolm McLaren, Patricia Kaas, Robbie Williams, Sheryl Crow, Susanna Hoffs, Will Young, Andrea Bocelli and many more.

Stacey's biography, in his own words:
Producer and drummer Jeremy Stacey's quest for enlightenment (in and out of the studio) began with his birth in human form (1963). By the age of 4 Jeremy and his identical twin, Paul, were playing anything they could get their hands on; and by the time they were 12 they were coercing their luckless parents into supplying them with musical instruments and were playing with plenty of volume and increasing panache - Paul on guitar, Jeremy on drums and keyboards.

At age 14 Jeremy Stacey moved to London, to attend drama school and play music. He had no interests in life, but two obsessions - music and acting, to which he devoted all his time. OK, music, acting and girls. Plus a yearning to fully understand, and thereby transcend, the emptiness of the phenomenal world. When he was 16, Jeremy was already starting to record with different bands (in their parallel thespian career the twins had, by this time, already appeared in numerous TV, theatre and radio productions). From age 21 he drank deeply of the London jazz scene, and has played with some of the finest in this milieu.

At 27, Jeremy joined The Lemon Trees - a band formed by Guy Chambers when he left World Party. This marked Jeremy's re-ascendance into the penthouse of pop, after years in the jungle of jazz. Though the Trees never quite attained world dominance, the experience of recording their two albums with Jack Joseph Puig (Jellyfish, Black Crowes) served as a platform from which Jeremy boarded the express train of music production.

Jeremy's now devoting a lot of time to production, doing some work with well-known artists but also spending a lot of time bringing on new talent. Some of his main features as a producer are: boundless enthusiasm, technical know-how, experience of studio recording, equanimity regarding all formations, talent for imaginative arrangements, and a lot of interesting gear.

He is so very, very ace.

Hot shots from Jeremys CV:
Jeremy grew up in Bournemouth in the 1960s, learnt drums, piano and recording technique with identical twin Paul Stacey, also a guitarist, keyboard player and producer.

Attended acting school at the London-based Drama Centre in his teens after appearing in adverts and TV series as a child actor.

Involved in the London Jazz scene from his twenties, including with Jason Rebello.

A member of The Lemon Trees with Guy Chambers in the 1990s.

Toured with Aztec Camera, The Waterboys, World Party, Omar, Echo and the Bunnymen, Eurythmics, Chris Robinsons (Black Crowes) New Earth Mud, The Finn Brothers (Crowded House and SplitEnz) and Tom Jones.

In 2000, Jeremy began a 10-year working partnership with Sheryl Crow, recording and touring the world; then Noel Gallaghers High Flying Birds.

Recorded with Ryan Adams, Ethan Johns, Noel Gallaghers High Flying Birds, Sheryl Crow, Aztec Camera, The Waterboys, Joe Cocker, Paul Young, Sia, Echo & the Bunnymen, Zero 7, Roachford, Robbie Williams, Amy Winehouse, Chris Robinsons New Earth Mud, Gary Barlow, Take That, Charlotte Gainsbourg / Air, Staves, Glyn Johns, Nick Harper, Benmont Tench (Heartbreakers), Eric Clapton, Tom Jones, Tal Wilkenfeld, Chris Squire, Steve Hackett, David Jackson, David Holmes, Alfie Boe, Neil Diamond, and others.

Played in recent years with, among others, Doyle Bramhall, Sixto Rodriquez, Madeliene Peyroux, Wayne Krantz, Hamish Stuart, Pino Palladino, Rudder and Jason Falkner.

Produced and recorded albums for Tim Garland (Chick Corea), Tom Baxter and Rob Bravery, learning from the New York Jazz scene, now taking a new direction. Dismantling a substantial recording studio in 2015, currently returning to a simple digital set-up; and adopting a discipline to sit down and put together his own album.