Ben Steven

Drums & Djembe

Ben is the drummer and percussionist with the Sawbones, responsible to some degree for keeping us in time.

Born in Edinburgh, Ben began his musical journey with piano lessons from the age of 8 up until grade 4, when he took up drum kit and played in several rock bands during high school - he has now been playing self-taught for over a decade, with the Sawbones for the last three years. Staple throughout was playing regularly in a strong worship band in church, which helped form his musical sensitivity and awareness of other musicians' rhythm.

Since high school he has also learnt guitar, and bass, and sings lead in acoustic outfit '42' with his sister, Abby. Ben is a keen photographer and works as a Graphic designer for a software firm in Edinburgh.

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