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Steve Francis has been a thriving part of the California music scene for many years, whether playing in a small clubs, crushing the large stage with national acts, or sitting in with an Orchestra, Steve's shear love of playing (and of music in general), has sent him in many directions within the music industry including; Touring, Teaching, Consulting, Producing, Engineering, Session Work, etc........... (believe it or not Steve is also a Licensed Private Investigator and Personal Protection Specialist, specializing in Security Consulting for bands and entertainers). Steve began playing guitar at the age of 12.By the time he was 13 he had discovered the drums and knew this was what he was born to do. In High school Steve played in several different bands and moonlighted on the side playing as a hired gun in Orchestra’s, Party bands, church events etc. Steve took some formal lessons in his teens where he learned to read music, learned music theory and sticking techniques etc. Steve gained invaluable techniques that he still uses today. By the time Steve was out of High School he was playing local clubs and sitting in with well-known touring musicians in the area and teaching drums to make extra money. Steve have had the pleasure of playing with or sharing the stage with many world class musicians from bands such as JOHNNY LEE HOOKER, DREAM THEATER, DOOBIE BROTHERS, STEVIE RAY VAUGHN, TYR, MONOHAN, EXTREME, VAN HALEN, MOBY GRAPE, RANDY HANSEN, KISS, PAT TRAVERS, just to name a few. For the last Five years Steve was the drummer for the Progressive Rock band NEXT DAY along with his long time friend and "Guitar Monster", Mike Fenton. Sadly the band decided to take a break late 2009. Since the break of NEXT DAY in 2009 Steve has been very busy working on several recording project's from Metal, Rock, Pop and even some Jazz Fusion. He is also in the early stages of a possible summer tour with an amazing Canadian Pop/Punk artist!