Stu became interested in the drums at the age of seven
when he saw Buddy Rich play on TV, and after seeing the
Beatles on the Ed Sullivan Show, like thousands of other
musicians, he was hooked. As a result, Stu has had an
illustrious career playing with such acts as The Younger
Brothers, The Coasters, BJ Thomas, Johnny Rivers, Little
Ronnie & The Bluebeats, Tinsley Ellis, Chuck Leavell,
Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown, Robbin Thompson, Steve
Bassett, Big City, Gary Puckett & the Union Gap, The
Grassroots, The Taters, The Chris Stanley Band (which
included The Wrest's Tommy Hughes) and many others!
It was during a show in 2000 that both the Chris Stanley
Band and the original Wrest trio (Pat, Jane & Jim)
performed, that Stu turned to Tommy, upon hearing the
trio absolutely nail "Suite Judy Blue Eyes", and said,
"These guys need a bass player and a drummer!! Just
imagine what they would sound like!" Well, Stu’s
statement that day finally became reality when he joined
the band in the summer of 2004 (Tommy had joined in
2002), and The Wrest has been rockin' ever since.
Sept 21, 1955…. Father Time!
Carole King, Allman Brothers, Yes, and
The Bluebeats, Tinsley Ellis, Chuck Leavell, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, Robbin Thompson, Steve Bassett,
Big City, Gary Puckett & the Union Gap,
The Grassroots, and many more!
great show to a great audience.
with guys that were a whole lot older and crazier, and for trusting and supporting me through all the years!
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