Steve ‘Stevie G’ Graystone

Steve ‘Stevie G’ Graystone – Drums

It’s been said by many that The Midlands is the birth place of Heavy Rock, with  iconic names too numerous to mention coming from Birmingham, Wolverhampton and the surrounding areas.

Steve Graystone ( Stevie G) is no exception to this.  He was born in Walsall and, at the age of eleven, was given his first drum kit.  With lessons given by his father and at school,  it didn’t take him long to realise that this was where his talent lay.

With a passion for Rock music of the seventies and eighties, his record collection included albums by bands such as Thin Lizzy, Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath, and Deep Purple.

Although undoubtedly a powerhouse Rock drummer, Stevie’s taste in music is varied, as he loves blues, listening to Rory Gallagher and Walter Trout, as well as modern bands such as The Answer AX7, and Stone Sour.
Stevie G is proud to have drummed with a succesion of working bands; Split Beaver, Tranzam, Dave Copson’s Driving South, Tall Story, and over the years there were more to follow.  Heavily influenced by  sticksmen such as Ian Paice, Cozy Powell, Brian Downey and Mick Tucker, Stevie soon developed a solid driving style in the manner of his mentors.

With a typically mischievous grin, Stevie will tell you with pride that he is indeed a world record holder, as in 2009, he – along with 581 other drummers – broke the world record for the most drummers playing on full kits simultaneously, at Birmingham’s NIA.

Stevie is also no stranger to the limelight, having made it on to national TV, on several occasions, one of which he apparently appeared naked on The Big Breakfast Show with Denise van Outen and Johnny Vaughan…..

When not on his riser beating the daylights out of his kit and twiddling his sticks, Stevie G can be found playing cricket & rugby, he loves eating, drinking beer and saying the words ‘’Rock ‘n’ Roll’’- though not all at the same time or necessarily in that order.

As with Stampede’s guitarist Chris Clowsley, Stevie is also a founder member of the Pink Floyd experience, ‘’Darkside’’ and when he met Reuben at a gig, having heard he was reforming Stampede, he offered his services.

Knowing the showman and driving force that he is, coupled with his energy, enthusiasm and exuberance, Reuben knew he would fit perfectly and was only too glad to take advantage of the offer.

Stevie uses Peace drums, Pearl Hardware, Vator drum sticks, Zildjian and Stagg cymbals.