Steve Argüelles

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Steve Argüelles
Background information
Birth nameStephen Argüelles Clarke
Born (1963-11-16) 16 November 1963 (age 60)
OriginCrowborough, Sussex, England
Occupation(s)Drummer, Producer, Record Label boss
Steve Argüelles @ Aarhus Jazz Festival, Denmark 2017

Steven Argüelles Crook[1] (born 16 November 1963) is an English jazz drummer, producer and is the proprietor of the Plush record label.[2] He has also worked in film and theatre. He is the elder brother of saxophonist Julian Argüelles. Stephen currently lives in Paris, France.

Life and career[edit]

Argüelles was born in Crowborough, East Sussex and raised in Birmingham.[1] From the age of 16, when he became the house drummer at Ronnie Scott's, through his seminal work as a founder of the 1980s group Loose Tubes, and his work with Django Bates in the early Human Chain, he has shown an innovation beyond the usual role of the drummer.[3]

Argüelles has collaborated with folk singer Corin Curschellas and John Wolf Brennan of Switzerland and with Nguyên Lê. He also plays in a trio with Benoît Delbecq and Noël Akchoté : The Recyclers. With Benoit Delbecq and electric bassist Christophe Minck, he also played with the French male pop singer Katerine on two albums; Les Créatures (1999) and Huitième Ciel (2002), and a lot of concerts in Europe.[citation needed]

Selected discography[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Steve Argüelles". Allmusic. Rovi. Retrieved 1 June 2013.
  2. ^ "the Plush record label, Paris & London". Retrieved 4 August 2020.
  3. ^ Cook, Richard (2005). Richard Cook's Jazz Encyclopedia. London, UK: Penguin Books. p. 17. ISBN 0-141-00646-3.