Steve Holley

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Steve Holley in 2016

Stephen Jeffrey Holley (born c. 1954, London, England) is an English rock music drummer. He was a member of Wings from August 1978 to 1981.

Early years[edit]

His father, Jeffrey, led a swing music band and his mother, Irene, was the singer.[1] He first studied the piano, but took up the drums at the age of 12.[2]

Musicians[edit]

In the course of his career, dating back to the early 1970s and including numerous appearances as a sessions musician, he performed and recorded with Paul McCartney, Elton John, Kiki Dee, G.T. Moore & The Reggae Guitars, Joe Cocker, Ian Hunter, Julian Lennon,[3] Dar Williams, Ben E. King, and Chuck Berry.[4] In 1978, soon after performing on Elton John's hit single "Ego", a chance meeting in a pub in his hometown of Staines with Denny Laine resulted in him being invited to join Wings. Holley later was a member of Jules Shear's band Reckless Sleepers.

Steve has been touring with Ian Hunter for several years as a member of Ian Hunters Rant band.

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20110207193802/http://pearldrum.com/Artists/Drumset-Artists.aspx?id=50. Archived from the original on 7 February 2011. Retrieved 26 October 2012.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ "steve-holley". Chillbone.com. Retrieved 2014-08-04. 
  3. ^ ‹See Tfm› Valotte (Inner sleeve). Julian Lennon. Charisma, Universal Music Group. 1984. JLLP 1. 
  4. ^ "The Man Behind The Stars: Interview with Steve Holley | Long Island Pulse Magazine". Lipulse.com. Retrieved 2014-08-04.