Bred and fed in the eateries of London, Steve joined Raymond Watt’s Pig in 1993. Playing guitar and providing programming at the Ranch Apocalypse studio on all the Pig releases from that time forward he contributed to some of Raymond’s many side projects as well. As a member of Pig he opened for KMFDM in 1997.
Steve joined KMFDM as a member of the live band for the Sturm & Drang, WWIII and
20th Anniversary Tours. He finally came on as a full member in 2005 to record
Hau Ruck. He is currently a remixer and recording and touring member of the band 16 Volt as well as performing as a guitarist for Deathbed Repentance.
Name: Steve White
Instruments & Equipment: Guitar, amp, laptop and catering…(although not necessarily in that order)
Appears on KMFDM Releases:
Sturm & Drang Live 2002
WWIII Live 2003
Sturm & Drang Tour 2002 DVD
WWIII Tour 2003 DVD
20th Anniversary Tour 2004 DVD
How did you get involved with KMFDM?
While working with the God of Gammon I was in regular phone contact with an anxious Sascha as to the whereabouts (and indeed the Watt abouts) of his Lardship’s vocal contributions to various KMFDM recordings. Then we finally met on the 97 KMFDM/Pig tour, gloriously concluding in Raymond’s kitchen with 'the king of guitar' and 'the master of skins' prior to the Sturm and Drang tour.
Do you have a most memorable story about recording with KMFDM?
My experience in that department is somewhat limited so far, but I hope to have, in fact be the perpetrator of many quite soon...well there were a few in Chicago whilst recording the live DVD's but I am not sure they are of a suitable “all ages” nature.
What is your favorite KMFDM song to play live?
Honestly, that is a very subjective question, but I generally go for the 'shredmeister'- workouts...of which there are many...if forced, I would say the WWIII tour set...go on look it up.
What place has KMFDM toured that you enjoyed the most?
Well the good ol’ USSA has been a consistent and indeed voracious provider of all that makes me the jovial, rotund chap that you know and love but, Russia last year was a totally new experience to us all, in fact the whole European leg was a refreshing change, particularly the UK shows. Last year’s touring culminated with Australia...3 shows in 12 days, now that’s working!
How did you learn to play/write music?
I'm not sure where that slanderous shot came from and the 3 little piggies are in feverous denial ...
Who is the person you have worked with who has been the biggest influence on your music and why?
I bet Jules said something amusing about R.E.M but apart from the KMFDM/Pig crew and their insatiable appetite for R.S.I. inducing riffage it would have to be a substance not a person...and if I ever meet the scally scumbag who sold me my first 'E' I will in a loved up, housey, handbaggy, touchy-feely kind of way ambiently STAB THE CUNT !!!
If you weren’t working in music what do you think you would be doing?
Well I could work in a haberdashery. " Yes I think we have that in black", "ooh suits you sir!"
If you could collaborate musically with anyone of your choice who would it be?
Well I was just about to say Terra Patrick, until you added 'musically', shame, but being serious for the first time in this questionnaire…Geordie from Killing Joke, now there's a guitarist!