Over the course of a career that spans five decades, Steve Rushton has become one of the UK’s busiest and most in-demand drummers, with an impressive list of credits to his name. A drummer held in high regard by both musicians and audiences alike (as was ably illustrated in his role as successor to the much loved Ronnie Verrell with the Syd Lawrence Orchestra), Steve is a musician with a knowledge of and enthusiasm for many different genres and musical styles coupled with a talent and skill that has led him to work with some of the world’s finest musicians. A flamboyant and stylish performer, he is perhaps best known currently for his work with Imelda May, touring the world as a member of her band, featuring on her last three number one albums, and on the Grammy nominated Jeff Beck album and DVD, “Rock ‘n’ Roll Party” (Honouring Les Paul); but Steve is equally at home in other styles, notably as a jazz drummer, as evidenced during his time with the Ronnie Scott’s house trio, as well as playing with the UK’s finest Big Bands. He has toured the UK with Ronnie Spector- the only British member of her American band and the list of musicians he is proud to have worked with is long and illustrious: the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, The Overtones (on the album “Higher”, produced by Trevor Horn), Petula Clark, BBC Big Band, John Wilson Orchestra, Neil Sedaka, Steve has also worked frequently in the West End, on musicals including Our House, Smokey Joe’s Cafe, 5 Guys Named Moe andThe Rocky Horror Show. As well as being a busy freelance musician, Steve is a keen educator –in addition to teaching and conducting drum clinics, he writes a regular column for ‘Drummer’ magazine, and as a composer and songwriter he has written music for film, TV and radio; he has his own record label and production company, Blue Iris, on which his debut album, “On A Clear Day” was released in 2016. This was followed up by his latest album, released in 2018, 'Cool Heat, Burnin' Beat'.