Stephen currently plays drums for BulletBoys and Gene Loves Jezebel. He has played locally with Haim and toured the U.S. and Canada with The Prix and his current bands.
A lifelong Ludwig drummer, Stephen has a weakness for vintage drums, specifically from the 1960s and 70s, which he collects and restores. He is an artist with Paiste, Aquarian, DrumTacs, Eccentric Systems, Gauger Percussion, and Beato Bags. His arsenal also includes Vater, Puresound, and DW pedals.
Stephen has been in the studio with Mike Chapman (The Knack, Blondie, Sweet), Ryan Greene (NOFX, Fat Wreck Chords), and Dan Long (Ferraby Lionheart, The Jealous Girlfriends, The Henry Clay People); jammed with Emitt Rhodes; and performed live with Chuck Wright (Quiet Riot), Dizzy Reed (Guns n’ Roses), and “Big Jim” Wheeler (Loggins & Messina).
He currently lives in L.A. with his wife - a photographer - and their dogs, including a little beagle mix he named Ludwig. He offers private instruction and has worked with a number of students at Agoura Music, where he used to be a drum instructor.