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ABOUT STEVEN

PROFESSIONAL DRUMMER

STEVEN’S STORY

Despite having been born deaf in one ear, STEVEN knew at the very early age of 5 that HE wanted to pursue the world of drums via HIS stepfather, Gene Fitzgerald. Gene was a successful sessions player in the Memphis, TN area back in the 60’s and 70’s. He performed and recorded with the likes of Jerry Lee Lewis, etc. It was Gene’s professional guidance that gave STEVEN a quick head start into the world of drumming; building the solid base needed for growth.

Over the next several years, STEVEN became a well-known drummer within THE West Tennessee area. For over a decade HE was offered many drum positions with local bands and was a sought after drummer.

At the age of 26, HE underwent corrective ear surgery in the hope of being able to hear out of both ears for the first time in HIS life. The sounds HE could finally hear and the magnification of every noise was pure magic. Having developed a different approach to hearing and music skills with the use of only one ear made HIM focus deeper than HE would have before with the use of two. However, having dual hearing has allowed HIM to enjoy the same nuances that others experience.

Steven has gone on to write, record and perform at a professional level. One of HIS MOST memorable works was with Tennessee group ‘Trash The Brand‘ – a 3-piece band that’s noted to have their own sound known as swampabilly/ a mixture of several different southern music styles combined into one. Trash The Brand’s original music quickly began to grow momentum and received great music reviews and label attention. You can listen and purchase HERE.

STEVEN began to show signs of loyalty to the craft. HE was the kid always walking around with a pair of drumsticks in HIS back pocket. HE would often stop to tap on anything to get a sense of different tones, wrist development and learning to hear with the use of only one ear, etc. HE elected to further HIS music education during HIS junior high/high school years as a member of the school’s music department, ultimately earning the coveted role of Drum Captain during HIS senior year. Shortly after high school, STeven began to get HIS feet wet within the west Tennessee area working with several local/regional music groups. HE began writing, performing and recording on a regular basis and haSN’T looked back.

STEVEN’S professional music career launched to new heights as Trash The Brand and Saving Abel were both under the umbrella of the same management company, Silent Majority Group. Jeff Hanson, Music Business Executive, worked with many artists including Creed, Sevendust, Alter Bridge, Paramore, Tantric, Candlebox, and more.

News of the departure of Saving Abel’s drummer was a game changer. Shortly after his departure, the band and management offered STEVEN the position of drummer and THEY all began touring together immediately.

In DecEMBER 2013, STEVEN formally became the new drummer for the award winning rock band “Saving Abel”. The band had gained success with such radio hits as “Addicted“, “18 Days“, “Drowning (Face Down)“, “The Sex is Good“, etc. STEVEN HAS performed nightly across the U.S.A coast-to-coast as well as overseas performances.

SAVING ABEL COMPLETED RECORDING A NEW ALBUM “blood stained revoltion” THAT WAS RELEASED ON NOVEMBER 11, 2014.

Since joining Saving Abel, Facebook and other social media bases have gained over 250,000+ additional followers and are now reaching the >850,000 mark.


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SAVING ABEL

Drummer (2013–2017, 2018–2021)


TRASH THE BRAND

DRUMMER (PAST)


GEARMASTERS
EPISODE 148

On this episode of DTB’s “Gear Masters”, Steven Pulley, the drummer for the rock band, Saving Abel, shows off the gear that they use onstage, while on tour with Puddle of Mudd, Tantric and Year of the Locust. Saving Abel is best known for their songs “Addicted” and “18 Days”.