Steve Forrest (musician)

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Steve Forrest
Steve Forrest (2009).
Background information
Born (1986-09-25) September 25, 1986 (age 28)
Modesto, California, United States
Genres Alternative rock
Instruments Drums, percussion, xylophone, guitar, vocals
Associated acts Placebo
É Florentino[1]

Steve Forrest (born 25 September 1986) is a drummer from Modesto, California, best known for his work with the British alternative rock band Placebo, which he left in 2015.

Before joining Placebo, Forrest was drummer for the ambient rock band Evaline. He announced his intention to leave Evaline in January 2007,[2] but remained with the band throughout their 2007 United States tour.[3]

During that tour, Evaline opened for Placebo, and Forrest came to be acquainted with them. In 2008 he took the vacant seat of Steve Hewitt.

Unlike Placebo's previous two drummers, Forrest plays right-handed, not left.

Forrest's first set with Placebo for "Live at Angkor Wat" in Cambodia, was his most memorable gig.[4]

Forrest also contributes vocals and rhythm guitar for the indie/soul band É Florentino.

Forrest was Placebo's drummer for two consecutive album tours, the Battle For The Sun tour and the Loud Like Love tour. He also contributed backing vocals live and in the studio.

In February 2015 it was announced that Forrest left Placebo, reportedly in order to concentrate on his own musical career,[5] including as the frontman and songwriter for the band Planes, which he founded in London during the time he was with Placebo.


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