Tyrone Steele is a freelance drummer based in the Atlanta area. He proudly endorses Bootleg Drum Company and Soultone Cymbals. Tyrone maintains memberships with BMI and Atlanta chapter of the Grammy Recording Academy.
He has opened for Joe Diffie and Mother’s Finest, and performs as an independent drummer in the Atlanta area. Tyrone teaches on occasion at the Atlanta Institute of Music and Media, and from his home studio in Sugar Hill, GA as well as at various music stores around the northern Atlanta, GA area. He is trained in fusion, Latin, be-bop, rock, and metal. Tyrone is a staple in the Atlanta drumming community and comes highly recommended by many artists, instructors and peers for his attention to detail, timeliness, meter, creativity and ability to drive any band or music style. Tyrone is a multi-instrumental composer and lyricist.
Tyrone’s name has appeared in the Georgia Country music awards:
“Tyrone is the consummate perfectionist and his drums have a tone that is remarkable and I think that is just one of many things that sets him apart. He is easily the best drummer I have ever played with.”
— JC Bridwell, November 2013
He began drumming in 1983. He served in the Marine Corps from 1989-1995. In 2011, upon completing a Master of Divinity and M.A.R. program at Liberty Theological Seminary, he began his musical education at the Atlanta Institute of Music, and received the Merit Scholarship for outstanding performance. He was personally trained by Tom Knight and Creig Harber, and instructed by Dave Weckl.
His drumming influences are: Benny Greb, Bernard Purdie, Carter Beauford, Chris Coleman, Dave Weckl, Dom Famularo, Gary Novak, Horacio Hernandez, John Blackwell, Marco Minnemann, JoJo Mayer, Steve Gadd, Steve Smith, Tom Knight, Vinnie Colaiuta.
You can learn more about Tyrone on his website: http://tyronesteele.com