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Steve Hewitt backstage at Manchester Academy, February 2011
|Birth name||Steven James Hewitt|
|Born||22 March 1971|
|Origin||Northwich, England, United Kingdom|
|Instruments||Vocals, guitar, drums, percussion, piano, keyboards, bass guitar|
|Associated acts||The Mystic Deckchairs, The Boo Radleys, Breed, Placebo, Love Amongst Ruin, Polaroid Kiss, Six by Seven|
|Yamaha Maple Custom
Gibson Les Paul Custom
Steven James Hewitt (born 22 March 1971) is the singer and guitarist in Love Amongst Ruin and drummer for Six by Seven, having previously been the drummer for Placebo between mid-1996 and October 2007.
Prior to joining Placebo, Hewitt was a member of various bands such as Electric Crayons, K-Klass, The Mystic Deckchairs, The Boo Radleys and Breed. He also worked as a session musician. Like the previous drummer, Schultzberg, he also plays drums left-handed.
He met band member Brian Molko through his then-girlfriend. Although he appeared on some early demo tapes for Placebo, he wasn't able to join the band at first due to prior commitments to Breed. Placebo then earned their record deal with replacement drummer Robert Schultzberg. Later, as Breed broke up, Schultzberg was departing from Placebo so Hewitt accepted the invitation to join Placebo permanently. On 1 October 2007, it was announced via the official Placebo website that Hewitt had parted company with Placebo due to personal and musical differences.
On 6 December 2004, Steve reunited with his former Breed bandmates Simon Breed and Andrew Park (who later played in Dream City Film Club) for a one-off gig at Lock 17 in Camden Lock Market, London. He formed his own band, Love Amongst Ruin in 2009 and the band's debut album of the same name was released on 13 September 2010, preceded by the single So Sad (Fade), released 30 August 2010.
Hewitt's setup for Placebo's 2006-07 Meds tour included:
- Drums - Yamaha Maple Custom
- Cymbals - Zildjian
- 12" A Custom Splash
- 13" A Custom Hi-Hats (secondary)
- 14" A New Beat Hi-Hats (primary)
- 14" A Custom Crash
- 16" A Custom Crash
- 18" A Custom Crash
- 18" A Custom China
- 20" A Custom Crash
- 22" A Custom Ride
- 21" A Sweet Ride
Vic Firth drumsticks (size 1A).
- with Boo Radleys
- with Breed
- Grin (1991)
- Clawfist – The Peel Sessions (Breed and Gallon Drunk) (1992, EP)
- Violent Sentimental (1993)
- with Baby June
- Need to Need You (1993)
- with Placebo
- with Love Amongst Ruin
- with Six By Seven
- Love and Peace and Sympathy (2013)
- Sharkboy – The Valentine Tapes (LP, 1995); drums in "Same Mother of Pearl"
- Sharkboy - The Valentine Singles (4-part single set, 1995); 8 tracks
- Polaroid Kiss - The New Coliseum (EP, 2 July 2011); live drums on all 4 tracks
- Polaroid Kiss - Pay Your Dues (Maxi-Single, 23 June 2012); live drums on Pay Your Dues (Album Version)
- Polaroid Kiss - Weakness of the Beautiful Souls (Album, TBA); Live drums
- LYS - Go Your Own Way (2013, album, with Paul Corkett)
- Spiral 69 - Ghosts in My Eyes (2013, album, with Paul Corkett)
- PlaceboWorld: News[dead link]
- "Steve Hewitt - Placebo Fanpage - Kostenlose Homepage". Lostrosecrazy.sebjo.de. Retrieved 2011-10-18.
- "Steve Hewitt artist, artist pages, artist news". Drummerszone.com. 22 March 1971. Retrieved 2011-10-18.
- "Love Amongst Ruin @ Pub Mac Carthy, Nancy (+interview)". Funk You Dear. 8 March 2011. Retrieved 2011-10-18.
- PlaceboWord: News Archive
- Reid, Sean (20 August 2009). "Ex-Placebo Drummer Forms Love Amongst Ruin". Alter The Press!. Retrieved 2011-10-18.
- "Love Amongst Ruin announce UK tour and debut album | News". Rocklouder. Retrieved 2011-10-18.
- Steve Hewitt discography at Discogs
- "Polaroid Kiss - The New Coliseum". Discogs.com.
- "Polaroid Kiss - Pay Your Dues". Discogs.com.