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Steven Forss

Steven Forss

That Gold Street Sound, Death Audio

Steven Forss is a professional drummer and percussionist. He has been playing the drums since 2001. He specializes in funk, heavy metal & latin music styles.

Steven obtained formal music education at NMIT technical college and RMIT University in Melbourne. He has studied with various drum tutors such as Gerry Pantazis (Aus), Ryan Menenzes (Aus), Wilfredo Fuentes Cespedes (Cuba) and Gustavo Alvarez (Argentina). He has spent extensive time in Cuba, Argentina, Brazil and Peru, studying latin and afro-cuban percussion.

Steven has performed with a range of musicians, playing many different styles of music. His capability extends through almost every genre – soul, funk, rock, pop, blues, country, disco, gospel, Motown, heavy metal, Latin, reggae, drum n bass, hip-hop, afro-beat, Slavic, Jewish and Middle Eastern.

Steven has been a member of many bands during his career, but is currently involved with three groups.

That Gold Street Sound is a Melbourne based 9-piece party funk band that has been heating up dance floors around Melbourne since 2009. They play regular headline shows and festivals around Melbourne and South East Australia. In 2013 That Gold Street Sound released their debut album. The self-titled album got some significant airplay on Melbourne community radio. The first single from the album ‘Friday Night Saturday Night’ reached the number one position on the roots chart on Triple J unearthed digital radio. That Gold Street Sound released a follow up single in March 2016 with a new album set to be released in 2017.

Death Audio is a 5-piece Metal- Core band. Steven joined the band in 2013 after the release of their self-titled debut album. He has played headline shows at premium venues across Australia and supported Sweden’s Soilwork in October 2013. The band is currently writing new material.

Orquestra Son De La Calle is a 10-piece salsa band. They play classic Salsa and fast mambo tunes by artists such as Ray Barretto, Eddie Palmieri, Tito Puente, Tipica 73, Grupo Niche and Marc Anthony. Steven joined this band in 2011 on Timbales. He also occasionally plays bongo and cowbell. The band has played at festivals such as Moomba festival mainstage and the Clave Contra Clave band competition at The Palace in Melbourne.

Orquestra Son De La Calle at The Palace (Playing Bongo & Bell) :

Upcoming Performances:

November 2016
05/10/16 @ The Night Cat Fitzroy VIC.
12/10/16 @ Acland Street Spring Fling Festival, St. Kilda VIC.
12/10/16 @ Taste of Melbourne Fest. Albert Park VIC
16/10/16 @ The Queen Victoria Night Market.
18-21/10/16 @ Strawberry Fields Festival. Tocumwal. NSW.

January 2017
07/01/17 @ Summer of Soul Festival. Leongatha.VIC

25/02/17 @ Paynesville Music Festival. Paynesville. VIC

My Soultone Set: 

15” Gospel Hi Hats
16" Vintage Crash
17” Gospel Crash
21” Vintage Ride
10” Vintage Splash
10" Custom Series China
12" FXO 6