In 2006, AXIS Artist, Stevie Di Stanislao enjoyed another musically exciting and memorable year. A busy touring and recording schedule had Stevie traveling throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe.
Stevie D had the great honor of touring the globe with the inimitable and legendary guitarist, David Gilmour, of Pink Floyd fame. David's highly anticipated "On An Island" tour was nothing less than spectacular and very well received worldwide. The band featured several original members of Pink Floyd such as keyboardist Richard Wright and Dick Parry on saxophones. Also featured were Guy Pratt on bass, Jon Carin on keys, lap steel and vocals as well as Roxy Music's Phil Manzanara on guitars.
A highlight from the tour included three nights at The Royal Albert Hall with luminary special guests such as David Bowie, Crosby/Nash, Robert Wyatt, Mica Paris and Nick Mason. Other memorable performances took place in Venice, Italy, set in the beautiful St. Mark's Square in Vienne, France, at the breathtaking Theatre' Antique which made for a magical evening for both the band and the audience.
The last official show of the tour took place in Gdansk, Poland where David and the band were joined by conductor Zbigniew Preisner and The Gdansk Philharmonic Orchestra. This special concert was to celebrate the 26th anniversary of Solidarity of the Shipyard Worker's Union in Gdansk. Over 50,000 fans turned out for this amazing concert.
Along with a busy touring schedule, Stevie spent time in the studio recording tracks for artists Joe Cocker, Kenny Loggins, DeccaTree, Phil Manzanara and Pixar as well as producing tracks of his own.
It's early into 2007, and Stevie has already started recording sessions with David Gilmour. He will also be playing selected shows with Kenny Loggins to support his new upcoming release "How About Now" and is scheduled to tour with David Crosby and Graham Nash later this year.
Thank you so much to everyone at AXIS PERCUSSION for all of your support and for providing consistently superior pedals and hardware.