A day in the life of Steve Barney
We talk through the early beginnings as a session musician to Live 8 and beyond
Posted: 6 October 2018
How did you get started in music?
My Dad and uncle Roger took me to a Genesis concert in 1980 when I was 9 years old. I must’ve been the youngest person in the venue that night and the whole thing just blew me away. The power and precision of the band, light show, smoke machine and loud audience was all quite overwhelming, but even at that young age I could sense I was witnessing something special. In particular, Phil Collins and Chester Thompson playing drums together was incredible and had a huge impact on me. That was the day I knew I wanted to become a drummer.