More About Steve

Steve Murphy is a drummer/singer/producer/engineer and has been heavily involved in the NY music scene since the late '80s. He became passionate about music and performing at an early age. The artists he has performed and recorded with are some of the most famous and recognizable names in music over the last 60 years. His first big break came in 1998 when he was asked to work as a vocalist in the studio with legendary producer Phil Ramone on a project for Elton John. His voice was featured on dozens of national commercials including The Army's "Be All You Can Be" campaign. He was a member of The Alan Parsons Live Project touring over 40 countries from '03-'10. He has also toured with Jack Bruce, Eric Burdon and the Animals, Chuck Negron, Felix Cavaliere, Dave Mason, Todd Rundgren, Christopher Cross, Mark Farner, The Turtles, Mickey Dolenz, Gary Puckett, Mitch Ryder and over a dozen more major artists from the 60's, 70's and 80's. “He’s the best of the best”, said Howard Kaylan of The Turtles; “When you’re on Steve, there is nobody better”, exclaimed Jack Bruce of Cream; “One of those rare drummers that actually listens to the song and plays just what is needed to make it rock,” raved Dennis Elliot, the original drummer in Foreigner; “Steve is an exceptional player and a great singer. Best of all, he can do both at the same time…there is none better”, raves Alan Parsons. The Canopus Drum Company considers Steve so important to their artist roster, they warehouse kits for his touring use worldwide. Today, Steve is an instructor/educator at the School of Rock in Montclair, New Jersey and has 20 students under his tutelage. He is thrilled to be a member of The Hit Men.