Greetings & salutations and welcome to ‘the drummers page’.
My name is Steve d’Avis - as well as being the current drummer,
I also handle lead vocals for Azimus.
I started the band with bassist Eric Ollier in 2005 after the improvisational band ZOOOM imploded. We began jamming – just bass’n’drums to start with until Alistair Strating joined on keyboards. The three piece unit was christened STERICAL & a dozen or so performances followed with Launceston Festivale 2006 among them.
Cover for 2002 cd on A&S 'Clearsound Victorious'
New Year's Eve 1995: playing with
Astral Groove Doctors
3 piece zoom @ St Mathias Vineyard with Mike Yeandle & Gayle Walduck
As for my own musical experience; I’ve been singing since before I can remember & playing drums since 1970 with various eclectic & mysterious musical groups. I love to write songs & poetry. My motto is; ‘forever...I will sing & play!’
Cover for the 2000 CD on A&S 'Magnetic One Won'
for guest appearance on bass: 2008 cd ‘RAIN’
During the previous seasons, having displayed a tendency toward knowledge, crystalline spheres & sacred geometry, our heroic Monad continues to follow the sounds within that lead from within to without. And with a shout adapts an open arena into which all are invited. He begins by toning & mimicking sounds that catch his ear; forever reminding him of an eternal love (in the key of D) that marks all seasons with hope. The audience deriving pleasure from this, calls for an earth-song & Monad proclaims the clearsound from which his present incarnation emerges. ‘Listen now to a clearsound,’ he sings, ‘here to lift the fear. C’mon now!’ And they all sing along...
(extract from The Legend Of Monad)