NEWS ARCHIVE

December 23, 2006

Hello Everyone,

I'm back from a quick European tour with the Saga boys. It was nice to see everyone again, and the shows went well.

Anyway, Nicole and I want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a joyous holiday. An update on the solo cd to follow early in the new year. All the best over the Holidays and Happy 2007. We hope it is a good one for all!!

Steve and Nicole

December 1, 2006

I got the call on Sunday, November 19: SAGA's current drummer, Brian Doerner, had put his back out and the band asked if I was available to play the SAGA Trust Party on November 21. Of course I would help them out and left for rehearsal within the hour! The show at Sam The Record Man was fun and a lot of old and new friends came out to catch it.

It turned out the next day that Brian wasn't fit to play the planned eight gigs in Europe, and before I knew it I was on a plane to Germany. That's where I am at the moment, playing a short Christmas tour with the boys. Look here for more details -> www.sagaontour.ca

Talk about dropping everything!!!

August 4, 2006

Here's the replay of the 5150 FM interview. The music has been edited out. If you don't see the video on the right, chances are you don't have the latest Flash plugin.

July 5, 2006

Live interview scheduled for Wednesday, July 5, 7:00pm Eastern Daylight Time, at internet radio station http://www.5150fm.com

Tune in to listen, chat and catch a few songs off "Dare To Dream".

April 26, 2006

I found out recently that my old friend Robbie Rae (Robert Bevan) had passed away. He was a wonderful singer and a great guy to hang around with. I'm glad I had the pleasure of knowing him, and working with him. We will miss him!!!

Here is a song from the GNP cd that Robbie and I wrote together.

January 30, 2006

Well, the drum tracks are finally done for the solo cd! Here are a couple of pics of the drum kit I used. I recorded at the Jamhouse in Hamilton, and as you can see from the pictures I engineered as well!! I'm off to Germany for two weeks and will post some sound bits when I get back.

All the best to everyone in this new year!!!

Regards,
Steve

September 28, 2005

Congratulations to Brian Doerner from Helix. I hear that he has the gig with Saga now. I hope he's done his homework!! I remember seeing Helix's first gig when I played in Kitchener with Fludd in '76, Helix was playing downstairs! Looking forward to see him with the band!! All the best Brian!! Meanwhile, I am forging ahead with the solo CD, new bits will be posted this week!

All the best,
Steve

June 15, 2005

Audio clips for "One Man's Army" and "Catch My Fall" from the new album can now be found in Sound Bits

March 5, 2005

Audio clips for "Dare to Dream" and "Lust" from the new album can be found in Sound Bits

February 19, 2005

Well, I guess my birthday is a good day to put an update on the website!! Last night Nicole and I went to see Saga in Toronto...a very strange feeling indeed!!! It was the first time I attended a Saga show when I didn't have to play!! It was great to see the boys and to check out the "new guy" behind the kit!! Christian did well...(although I could show him a thing or two!!! ha ha) I'll keep this short because I have to get ready for my party tonight...lots of friends coming over!!

I'm sure you are all curious about the current status of the solo cd...it is coming along nicely!! Michael Sadler, Jim and Ian (Crichton) agreed to do some tracks on the new cd. Daryl (Jim Gilmour) already put down a dazzling piano track on one of the songs!! Al Langlade was down here a couple of weeks ago, (from Thunder Bay) and we did some great work, bringing things up to date, and working on the rough spots; he arrives again tomorrow afternoon, and we'll spend a couple more days working on the songs... (see picture...that's Al!!)

There are 13 tracks that we are currently working on. 12 with vocals, and Al is writing the lyrics for those. Dare to Dream is still the title of the cd and also the title track,... I love that song!!!

I also think it is time to put a little taste of the new cd on the website, so, I will be posting a couple of mp3's on here this week... Ok, got to get organized for the party....all the best to all of my loyal supporters and friends!! Stay tuned!!

Bye for now,
Steve


December 23, 2004

Ho ho ho,

My apologies for taking so long with this update!! I have been incredibly busy since the summer. After our vacation in Vancouver this summer, I worked on the solo cd, and actually put down some acoustic and classical guitar on some of the songs!! Then, in the fall, my schedule got really busy, and I have been working on several different cd projects, and had to take a breather from the solo stuff... there just aren't enough hours in the day!!! Also, there were a lot of gigs with Powerhouse over the summer and still more shows coming up. I will be playing New Year's eve at Carmen's here in Hamilton with the band. Right now, it's all about family and Christmas, then back to work on the solo cd. I wish you all a happy and safe festive season, and all the best for the new year.....happy 2005!!!!

Steve


July 6, 2004

Nicole and I were in Montreal for Canada day weekend, as Powerhouse was playing at Six Flags. Here are a couple of pictures. The current drumkit configuration, and a live shot of the whole band on stage. Not much else new to report, the solo cd is on-going and that's about all the news. Powerhouse is busy over the summer, so I'll be doing more travelling! By the way, Nicole took these pictures!!

All the best,
Steve



June 1, 2004

The Negus solo CD is coming along nicely, there are days when things really click and other days where nothing works!!!

Al (Langlade) and I are sending files back and forth over the net regularly….which is convenient in some ways and slower than usual in others!! I want this to be a great CD, so I’m taking my time with it. Kenny McLaren has been here doing some guitar work and we have more of that coming up next week. I love the guitar sound we have, it really is great!!

I know the Saga boys are in L.A. and hard at it, for their next CD. All the best boys, hope all is going well… I miss you guys!!

I have started the obligatory drum solo for the cd, which is a cross between A Brief Case and Without You (intro). The whole idea with this, is that it will be the Negus tribe of drummers….with tradeoffs from the drum kit. There will be the bass drum section, the snare section and the tom section, all playing at different times, and “the kit” for the actual solo bits!!

Several new songs are under development too….I will post something soon, but I don’t want anyone to hear too much, until I’m closer to completion….sorry about that!!

As usual, thanks for your support and patience!!

Regards,
Steve


March 3, 2004

Well another birthday has come and gone, we had a good party! Thanks to all for the birthday wishes!! I have been busy lately editing the music for a couple of local shows, and in between, working on the solo songs. They are coming along great!!

Daryl (Jim Gilmour) has done a piano track on one song, and Ian (Crichton) is doing a solo on the same song!! That is the title track "Dare to Dream". Al Langlade has been writing the lyrics and singing the vocals, and we have been exchanging ideas over the net. That has been working well.

Kenny McLaren has been doing some guitar tracks, as well as Mark Severin. I am also doing a lot of keyboard parts on the songs.....I'm not a great player, but I edit REALLY WELL!!!!
I will post some mp3 bits soon.

Also, as you know, I have been out playing locally with Powerhouse, and that continues.... here's a picture from one of the gigs. I am using my acoustic DW kit again, and I must say, I love those drums!!

You can check the site for dates which are posted regularly at www.powerhouserockband.com That's the update for now. I will post another one soon!!

Regards to all my supporters out there, without you I can't make music!!!

Steve


This is backstage at the Mississauga Living Arts Centre Feb 13th, playing a benefit for cancer research, presented by Jack FM. Kim Mitchell, Lighthouse, and Snow, were some of the other performers.


on the left Greg Smith, (bass player from Powerhouse) in the front, Jerry Doucette, middle-back Mark Severin, (guitarist) and me, of course.


Jerry Doucette and I in rehearsal.


December 23, 2003

Happy Holidays to All!!!

Here's a quick update as to what has been happening at the Negus household!!!

Nicole has finally made it to Canada as a Permanent Resident, (she landed December 5th) and we have been busy sorting all that stuff out. All my space has been cut in half!!!......a small sacrifice to make for having my darling wife here in Canada with me!!

The studio has been busy with various editing and mastering projects, and I have made the move into CD duplication on a small scale. So, I will be making the remastered GNP CD available for anyone who wants it. More details after Christmas.

The solo CD is coming along nicely, there are eight songs currently underway, and I am pleased with the results so far. The working title is "Dare to Dream." This will be the title song for the CD.

With such a busy schedule, it has been hard to spend as much time as I would like on the new material, but, now that Nicole is settled, I can get more accomplished in the new year!! More news on this as it happens.

And, finally, Nicole and I would like to wish everyone a very festive and happy Christmas season, and, we hope that everyone gets what they want from Santa!!!!

Christmas greetings to all,
Frohe Weihnachten!!!!

Steve and Nicole

 


Last Show at Aquafest | Hamilton, Ontario, Canada - July 12, 2003


July 15, 2003

To all the fans,

Well, my last Saga gig is now over. I picked up my drums after the last show in Hamilton Saturday night, and now, I'm on my own and preparing for the new situation.

Nicole and I are taking a couple of weeks off to relax, then it's straight into the new stuff!! Thanks to everyone for the gifts that I received at the shows. It was wonderful to have so much support!!!

I hope to see you all again soon!!

Stay tuned!!!

Steve


June 20, 2003

Open Letter to all Saga Fans:

I think it is appropriate at this time, to let you know that these shows in July, up to the Hamilton show, (July 12th) will be my last with Saga.

It is after careful consideration that I have decided to leave the band.

I feel that I can no longer function within the present framework, so, it is time for me to take my leave and move on to new and different pursuits.

It's not an easy move to make after twenty six years of playing together, but one, obviously, that I have to make.

This is not the result of some blowout, or fight with any member of the band, but rather has to do with external circumstances that seem to be beyond my control.

So, I wish the other members, Jim, Mike, Ian and Daryl, all the best, and I know that we will remain friends regardless of the state of Saga.

I would also like to thank all the fans that have been so supportive over the years. Without you, none of us could have accomplished the great body of work that Saga has recorded to date.

Best wishes,
Steve




   I just updated the Producer section with 2 Negus projects I overlooked. One is an album called "Forward Your Emotions" from a Canadian band called "One To One", which some of you may recognize them more by their more recent band name "Artificial Joy Club". The other was a Metal band called "Savage Steel", both albums were released in 1988.

   Check out the all new pics from the recent show at the Old Roxy Theatre in Mount Forest, Ontario:

Special thanks to Laurie Overton for the excellent pictures at the Mt. Forest show!!!

    All new pictures from the 25th Anniversary show in Bonn!
Check them out:

   I'm currently working on the drum tracks for the new SAGA cd. I'm recording at home and sending the parts to the rest of the band in LA over the internet! I have also been remastering the back catalogue for North American release, 7 are finished so far.

   For more info on SAGA - www.SAGA-WORLD.com

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