Steve Hewitt

born on 22/3/1971 in Northwich, Manchester, United Kingdom

Steve Hewitt

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Steven James Hewitt (born 22 March 1971) was the drummer for the band Placebo between mid-1996 and October 2007.[1] He was born in Northwich, Cheshire, England. Prior to joining Placebo, Hewitt was a member of various bands such as Electric Crayons, K-Klass, The Mystic Deckchairs, Boo Radleys and Breed. He also worked as a session musician. Like previous drummer, Schultzberg, he also plays drums left-handed.

He met band member Brian Molko through his then-girlfriend. Although he appeared on some early demo tapes for Placebo, he wasn't able to join the band at first due to prior commitments to Breed. Placebo then earned their record deal with replacement drummer Robert Schultzberg. Later, as Breed broke up, Schultzberg was departing from Placebo so Hewitt accepted the invitation to join Placebo permanently.

On 1 October 2007, it was announced via the official Placebo website that Steve Hewitt had parted company with Placebo due to personal and musical differences.[2]

His new band is called Love Amongst Ruin and the debut album of the same name is due to release on 13 September 2010, preceded by the single So Sad (Fade) released 30 August 2010.

The band's first ever live show was at the Eurosonic festival in Holland on 14 January 2010. Their first UK gig was at Camden Barfly on 11 May 2010 followed by a show at Scala, London on 9 June. They will be touring Europe in September and October 2010 and the UK in November. [3][4]



  • Yamaha Maple custom (22" bass, 10", 14" and 16" toms)
  • Sonor 14x5" snare drum
  • Brady 12x6" aux snare drum


  • Zildjian cymbals
  • A Custom - 12" splash, 14", 16, 18" and 20" crashes, 22" ride, 18" china, 13" A Custom hi-hats (secondary) and 14" A New Beat hi-hats zildjian a custom

Personal life

He attended Weaverham Highschool. He has a daughter named Emily.


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