Steve ‘Panama’ Fellowes - Drums and Percussion
A self-taught drummer - I was inspired to pick up the sticks after seeing my cousin play drums in a Chesterfield band that finished in the top 3 of the Nationwide Evening News channels UK wide Battle of the Bands.
With determination, heavily influenced by the rock bands of the 70’s and 80’s, playing in the classic drumming style of Cozy Powell and Eric Singer, I grew from strength to strength in my ability.
My first professional venture was with local Yorkshire band, Winged Messenger, a more experimental/Hawkwind style outfit, before leaving to form Mean Street with friends from school and playing the local Yorkshire and Lancashire gig circuit. Successfully backing signed bands such as Touched (https://www.metal-archives.com/bands/Touched/23058) and American giants, Grim Reaper (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grim_Reaper_(band)) both on the Ebony Records label. Also local legends and friends 5150.
During this time I was 'headhunted' and asked to join the Lancashire based AOR influenced rock outfit; Obsession. Playing both locally and all across the country and being personally invited to play the American Airforce Base circuit.
As my ability and knowledge of the drums grew, I also began working as a drum roadie and after a couple of years due to the ever-increasing, time-consuming busy schedule went on to work full time and as a Drum Tech for professional bands on tour in the UK such as:
Guns and Roses
Woz Not Woz
and many others.