Here's my story
IT STARTS WITH -
An endless passion for music, for voices,
for discovery, for people, for life.
Hailing from a small farm town just outside of St. Louis Missouri, Steve Wilson taught himself how to play the drums by listing to records when he was about 4 years old. His father bought him his first set of drums at age 11 and he joined his first band at age 13, boosting him to play his first “bar gig” at 15 and participate in his first recording session at 17. Having a father and uncle who where both musicians, Steve grew up in a house surrounded by music. From country western to rock and roll and all stops in between. Steve credits his parents, sister, and uncle for his early love of music and his willingness to enjoy all popular styles of it.
Being involved in school band and High School Jazz band by day, and playing in his rock band by night, along with the careful musical and career guidance of his High School music teacher Matt, the foundation for a lifelong love of playing the drums had been poured.
Post High School, Steve attended P.I.T at Musicians Institute in Los Angeles, CA where he met, recorded with and became life long friends with Dave Weiner from the Steve Vai Band. While still a student at M.I. Steve also met, auditioned for and went on to record and tour with D.H. Peligro, drummer from the iconic punk rock band the Dead Kennedys in his side project Peligro. A six week U.S tour in the summer of 2000 would result in Steve leaving school to pursue this opportunity and would later lead to Steve “filling in” on drums for D.H on several D.K tours both domestic and international from 2005 to 2015. Steve would also be invited to write and record with East Bay Ray of the Dead Kennedys on his 2010 solo release East Bay Ray and the Killer Smiles, produced by Paul Leary (Sublime, Butthole Surfers)
Inspired and influenced just as much
by Kinison, Dice Clay, Murphy,
Carlin, and Dangerfield
as I was by Bonzo, Tommy,
Grohl, Luzier, and Portnoy...
IT NEVER ENDS
Passion never dies. It grows
stronger every day.
From 2006 to 2009 Steve embarked on a 20 county tour with the platinum-selling Russian pop duo t.A.t.U in support of their Dangerous and Moving tour. Post tour, Steve began working with Lena Katina of t.A.t.U on her solo project where he co-wrote and arranged several songs on her debut album. Steve continues to tour with Lena today.
Steve has also toured with Dilana (Rock Star: Supernova) as well as been the touring drummer for the acclaimed tribute to Johnny Cash, The Man In Black Show preforming shows all over the U.S, Canada and Europe.
Along with his extensive international and domestic touring experience, Steve has also worked in the studio with Jimmy Allen (Puddle of Mudd, Against All Will) Tim Harkens (Korn, Jerry Cantrell) Dave Fortman (God Smack, Disturbed) Wes Sideman (Green Day, Marilyn Manson) and many more…
When not on tour, Steve keeps a busy schedule of local freelancing work in the Los Angeles area. He is available for recording sessions and live playing as well as students and life/career advice.