Access All Areas with Steve Barney

Access All Areas with Steve Barney

Welcome to the first episode of Access All Areas. Drum Central sat down for an access all areas chat with legendary session drummer Steve Barney at The Motor Museum in Liverpool. Steve tells tales from his career that has seen him take the stage with Jeff Beck, Annie Lennox,and Anastacia amongst others and lets us watch as he showcases his trademark solid drumming on a track by Japanese artist Hotei. Steve’s hard hitting, no nonsense, song focussed drumming has earned him a solid reputation. This has seen him listed in Rhythm magazines top 10 drummers of the year.

Steve Barney gives Drum Central the inside story and answers all our questions in this access all areas interview in the studio where it all began for him, The Motor Museum in Liverpool. How exactly does a boy from Norwich end up playing with some of the biggest artists in the world? What’s life really like for a session drummer going from job to job? Steve answers all.


Featured track – “Maze” by HOTEI.Taken from the 2017 album, Paradox.
Music : Tomoyasu Hotei
Guitars, Programming, keyboards : Tomoyasu Hotei
Drums : Steve Barney 
Bass, Pedal steel guitar, Percussion :Mark Neary 



Steve Barney plays his Natal Arcadia kit in red sparkle in this video, an amazing sound quality for an entry level kit! The all birch shells of this surprisingly affordable kit gives the drums a naturally eq’d sound which makes them ideally suited for studio work. Although Steve would be more likely to perform on tour with his higher end Natal Originals kit, the reliable, robust build of the Arcadia makes it perfect as a practise kit even for a player at Steve’s level. Shop Natal kits here.

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