Steve Campkin is an official endorser of Dream Cymbals in the U.K.
Steve started his drumming career when some friends decided to start a band, inspired by Nirvana.
Steve formed a Thrash band which went from strength to strength, with a residency at the local biker’s pub.
With the turn of the new millennium, Steve took a break from drumming to concentrate on environmental and animal welfare campaigning and stood for Parliament representing the Green Party in 2010.
Soon after, Slam Cartel had to lose their drummer, and Steve was offered the seat. With eight weeks before a sell-out show at the Matthew Ashman tribute gig at London’s famous Scala, sharing a drum kit with Paul Cook (Sex Pistols), in support of Adam And The Ants, Steve shut himself away and tried to remember how to play the damn things!!!
Shows at Sonisphere and support slots with Queensryche and Therapy? followed, as well as a stint as Drum Tech for AC/DC’s Chris Slade on his ‘Timeline’ Tour.
In 2014, Slam Cartel recorded and released the ‘Vanishing Worlds/Hypnotised’ single with Steve as co-writer on ‘Hypnotised’.
2015 has the band on the ‘Storm Seasoned’ Tour and writing and recording ‘WorldStarLove’ for release in 2016, to be followed by another tour in April.