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Steve Ferrone


Created in Brighton (U.K.), affected by Motown, informed in France, this musical nomad’s trade winds got in the common White Music group in 1974. His fluent live audio still sounds refreshing today and is a great addition to recordings by Duran Duran, Climie Fisher, Chaka Khan, and jazz bassist Jaco Pastorious.

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Full Name Steve Ferrone
Profession Drummer, Composer
Nationality British
Awards Grammy Award for Album of the Year
Music Groups Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Average White Band, Scritti Politti, Bloodstone, The Black Sorrows
Music Songs A Love of Your Own, Pick up the Pieces, Free Fallin', School Boy Crush, Something in the Air, Perfect Way, Runnin' Down a Dream, Cut the Cake, If I Ever Lose This Heaven, Work To Do, Let's Go Round Again, The Word Girl, Something Good Coming, Queen of My Soul, Cloudy, On Patti, Mystic Eyes, The Last DJ, Oblivion Express, Someday We'll All Be Free, Person To Person, You Get Me High, Boom! There She Was, American Dream Plan B, When Will You Be Mine, Wood Beez, Good Enough, For You for Love, I'm the One, Jefferson Jericho Blues, Absolute, I Should Have Known It
Albums Hypnotic Eye, The Last DJ, Songs to Remember, Songs and Music from "She's the One", The Live Anthology, Echo, Concert for George, Anomie & Bonhomie, Kiss My Amps (Live), White Bread Black Beer, Feel No Fret, Mojo, Soul Searching, Warmer Communications, Playback, Anthology: Through the Years, Cupid & Psyche 85, Cut the Cake, AWB, It Up, Kamen-Hotel: Guitar Concerto
Movies Modern Drummer: Festival Weekend 1997

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1 Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers were awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 7018 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
2 Currently in Drumroll Musicians Studio with Executive Producer, Kate Kennedy, producing Jack Dill's album "Artist Wannabe". Jack Dill, songs, vocals; Steve Ferrone, producer, drums; Nathan East, bass, Steve Postel, co-producer, guitar, John Jones, co-producer, arrangements, engineering, mixing. "Everybody Knows", "New York/LA", "Jersey", "Your Secret", "Drink to That".
3 Produces and develops young musical talent in tandem with Kate Kennedy, Casting Director and Feature Film Producer.
4 Ownes and operates a recording studio and musician's workshop in Los Angeles called Drumroll.
5 Graduate of Nice Conservatory of Music, Nice, France.
6 Original member of the Average White Band.
7 Opened for The Who.
8 First appeared on stage in England as a tap dancer at age 12.
9 Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002 (as a member of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers).
10 Drummer for rock band Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers.

Music Department

Music Department

One Child 2008 Short composer: additional music
Concert for George 2003 Video documentary musician: drums
Rush 1991 musician: drums
Homeboy 1988 music performer
Saturday Night Live TV Series arranger - 18 episodes, 1985 - 1986 musician - 1 episode, 1986



Velvet 2014-2016 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap 2012 Documentary writer: "Microphone Fiend"
Astérix et les Vikings 2006 "Coming Up For Air"
Girls and Boys: Sex and British Pop 2005 TV Mini-Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Barbershop 2: Back in Business 2004 writer: "Wanna B Where U R Thisizzaluvsong" - as S. Ferrone
Dark Blue 2002 writer: "Ain't 2 Proud 2 Beg"
Free Tibet 1998 Documentary writer: "Check the Rhime" - as S. Ferrone
Booty Call 1997 writer: "Just the Way You Like It"
Kids 1995 writer: "I'm the One", "Word Is Bond"



Winning Girls Through Psychic Mind Control 2002
The Puzzle in the Air 1999



Saturday Night Live 2010 TV Series Himself
Soundstage 2003-2008 TV Series documentary Himself
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Runnin' Down a Dream 2007 Documentary Himself
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Live at the Olympic - The Last DJ and More 2003 Video documentary Drums & Percussion
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: High Grass Dogs, Live from the Fillmore 1999 Documentary Himself (Drums)
Behind the Music 1997 TV Series documentary Himself
Late Night with David Letterman 1988-1992 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
Unplugged 1992 TV Series documentary Himself (Drums)
Eric Clapton: 24 Nights 1991 TV Special documentary Himself - Drums
Stevie Nicks: In Your Dreams 2013 Documentary Himself
Mike Campbell: The Guitars 2012 TV Movie documentary Himself

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