“It’s all about grooves too, you know. You’ve got to lay down a groove and – I mean I feel like we’ve got one of the best drummers there is, you know, and he’s just like a rock. Like, he’s unbelievable – we never play anything that doesn’t feel good, you know? (Steve) Ferrone just gets better and better and better – he’s amazing.” Tom Petty, Rolling Stone Magazine, August 2013
Acknowledged as one of the world’s greatest drummers – on Jan 18th 2014 he’ll be inducted into the Rock Walk of Fame and have his hands printed on Hollywood Blvd – Steve has played and recorded with literally hundreds of high profile acts during his long career, including the The Average White Band in the 1970′s, Eric Clapton in the 1980′s, and he’s been for the past 20 years (and still is) a member of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. Born and raised in Brighton, England, he moved to New York in the late 70′s and now lives in Los Angeles.
When Steve is playing with Tom Petty so he can’t be with us, and latterly on a more permanent basis, we are very lucky indeed to have a superb replacement in top UK drummer Andy Treacey. Andy has been a member of the band Faithless for 20 years and has toured , recorded and written with many other artists including Moby, Ronnie Wood, Robbie Williams, Dido and Groove Armada. He lives in London.