David is the driving creative force, the heart, and the soul of Sterling. A SoCal native hailing from Mission Viejo, he brings over 20 years of experience to the table as a guitarist, singer, and songwriter. His many influences include The Cure, Hendrix, The Beatles, My Bloody Valentine, Black Sabbath, AC/DC, and American Soul music of the 1950’s and 1960’s.
Sterling’s second six-string slinger comes to us from Dana Point, CA. Brendan has 18 years of experience on stage and in the studio as a guitar player and instructor. He is also a published graphic designer. His eclectic style includes influences of Led Zeppelin, Alice In Chains, Soundgarden, Sabbath, Pink Floyd, Hendrix, Joe Satriani, and classic rock and blues of the 1950s through 1980s.
Born and raised in Orange CA, Jordan serves as Sterling’s bassist, though he is a talented guitarist in his own right, having played both instruments for the past 12 years. His primary influences include Led Zeppelin, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Graveyard, Incubus, 311, Rage Against The Machine, Queen, and Jimi Hendrix.
Sterling’s thunderous groove-king drummer joins us from San Clemente, CA, and brings with him 10 years of experience in everything from punk rock to marching bands. Nathan takes his rhythmic cues from Muse, Led Zeppelin, Van Halen, Black Sabbath, The Police, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Clash, Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave, Hendrix, and The Who. He draws further inspiration from 1960s surf music, as well as 1970s Funk and R&B.
Sterling is a hard rock band based out of Orange County, California, USA. The band was founded in 2012 as The Sterling Clan by David Johnson.
The band combines classic and contemporary rock sounds into a singular, distinctive voice focusing on great songs and killer riffs. Equal parts hard rock, heavy blues, old school metal, and Americana influences are combined to produce a familiar, yet fresh take on their personal brand of rock music.
Sterling has played all over LA, Orange, San Diego and Riverside counties and has grown into one of the most tight-knit, kick-ass, fun, exciting rock bands on the local music scene today.