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.
Post High School, Steve attended P.I.T at Musicians Institute in Los Angeles, CA where he 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)
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 has most recently started working with modern classic rock band Heaven and Earth; taking over for legendary drummer Kenny Aronoff. A new album is slated for release in October of 2017 with a world tour to follow.