Drummer who has played with Paul Weller, The Style Council and The Who to perform at Bolton Albert Halls
DRUMMING star Steve White has spoken of his excitement about playing at Bolton’s Albert Halls with his band Trio Valore.
The percussionist, who has played with artists such as Paul Weller, The Style Council and The Who, is touring the UK with his jazz-influenced outfit along with bassist Damon Minchella from Ocean Colour Scene and keys player Justin Shearn, who plays with singer-songwriter Sam Gray.
Following the release of their widely acclaimed album in 2008 entitled The Return of the Iron Monkey, the band embarked on a tour of UK and Europe.
An accident involving Damon set them back for a while, but this year the band were asked to perform at the 10th anniversary of Italian indie label Record Kicks, and since then the band has gone from strength to strength.
Steve said: “I can’t wait to start the tour. We’re bringing out some special guests at the gig such as singer Kristyna Myles too. We’re really looking forward to it.
“I have spent a lot of time in Manchester throughout my career — my partner is from there and works there. It’s hard to find the right venue in the North West and it’s great that the Albert Halls asked us to play.”
The father of four left Paul Weller in 2006 to pursue something that took him back to his roots.
He said: “I wanted to go back to my roots — jazz and group music. I formed a little trio with Damon and originally Seamus Beaghan and we started to do some gigs.
“But Damon had a bad accident severing his tendons, and couldn’t play for a year so we came to an abrupt halt really. Thankfully he’s fully recovered now.
“We got asked to do the 10th anniversary of Record Kicks and our original keys player didn’t want to do it so Justin Shearn stepped in and asked if he could come up and join us — and that took us to a different level.
“After then we did a tour in Italy and our agent got lots of requests for shows. From then it just snowballed really quickly.”
Tickets to the gig, on November 8, cost £12 plus booking fee. Call the Albert Halls box office on 01204 334400.
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