Stephen is known as the drummer for many Austin bands, but most noticeably as the timekeeper in seven-time Grammy-nominated Black Pumas. He has both a home studio and a bigger room in Austin where he would love to create some custom drum tracks for you.
I'm Steve. I'm here to play drums on any projects you may have. I started recording at home a few years back while reviewing kits for Modern Drummer magazine, and have tracked everything from loop replacement to entire rock albums in my home studio.
I use Logic Pro X, a selection of tried and true microphones, and whatever drums suit the vibe you're trying to achieve (I have at least 6 kits and a ton of snares and cymbals). Currently, I can offer up to 8 tracks, but if you're going for something rootsy and minimal I've really got some great sounds dialed a la Stax or Motown.
Please email me through the contact button above and we can discuss your project!
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10 Reviews - 1 Repeat ClientEndorse Stephen Bidwell
Stephen nailed it first take, total pro! Highly recommend.
Was a pleasure work with Stephen. Very professional and great drummer
Stephen has that sound you’ve been looking for!! What I love most about working with him is that he was open to different ways of approaching this project. He listened to my feedback and went above and beyond to deliver!! By the way, his sound is AMAZING. Highly recommend
Easy work with Stephen. He was quick with the work and communication. He put together a nice drum piece for me.
Stephen is amazing and always finds the right groove!
Stephen was very easy to work with and delivered EXACTLY what I was looking for!
Great drummer ! Stephen came up with with the best drum production for my track ! Hope to work with him again
This may sound like a cliche, but Stephen plays with a ton of feel and soul. It's impossible to explain, but he has that "thing" - the drums just sound so warm and so alive. He's awesome.
thank you stephen for this work, it's perfect
see you at the next song
Stephen Bidwell is a world-class drummer and human being. Aside from having way more than enough technique for any job thrown at him, he has a genuine and deep understanding of sound and vibe that are essential for a truly good-sounding and good-feeling track. Hire him without hesitation.