Stephen Ferrone

COUNTRY United States      
GROUP TOM PETTY      

Biography

One of the world’s most successful drummers, Steve Ferrone was born in Brighton, England, studied at the Nice Conservatory in France, and played with Brian Auger’s Oblivion Express before hitting the international airwaves with the very funky Average White Band’s "Cut the Cake". Classic albums including Soul Searching and Person to Person followed before Steve made a move into session work. His mix of jazz sensibilities and funky grooves soon found him playing with such diverse artists as Chaka Khan, Christine McVie, Scritti Politti, Paul Simon, George Benson, Jaco Pastorious, Dom Troiano, Jeff Golub, Bernie Worrell, Duran Duran, and many others. A lengthy stint with Eric Clapton included the multi-platinum Eric Clapton - Unplugged, before Steve teamed up with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers to play rock ’n’ roll. Armed with over three decades of experience and clock-like time, Steve delivers a patented groove that is simply the best.