Daryl Stuermer

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Daryl Stuermer
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Background information
Born (1952-11-27) November 27, 1952 (age 61)
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Genres Progressive rock, rock, jazz rock, pop rock
Instruments Guitar, bass, keyboards, vocals
Years active 1975–present
Associated acts Genesis, Phil Collins, Era
Website Official site

Daryl Mark Stuermer (born November 27, 1952) is an American musician who plays guitar and bass for Genesis during live shows, and lead guitar for Phil Collins during most of his solo tours and albums.[1]

Biography[edit]

Stuermer was born on November 27, 1952 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin[2] and is a 1970 graduate of St. Francis High School. Discovered playing with his Milwaukee band Sweetbottom, Stuermer auditioned for and won a spot backing up jazz violinist Jean-Luc Ponty[2] in 1975, with whom he recorded four albums. In late 1977, Stuermer, on insistence of friend Alphonso Johnson was recommended as a replacement for Steve Hackett. He joined up with Genesis as touring guitarist and bass player at first and retained that position until 1992, only to resume his role in 2007 on the Genesis Turn It On Again Tour. (While with Genesis, Stuermer alternated guitar and bass with Mike Rutherford as needed.) In 1982, Stuermer followed Genesis front man Phil Collins as the lead guitarist for Collins' solo career, being mentioned by name in the music video for Don't Lose My Number. In doing so, he went from what Collins called a "permanent-temporary-part-time member" of Genesis to a "permanent-touring-recording member" of Collins' new group.[2] The collaboration has been a successful one for both musicians, and Stuermer has earned co-writer credits on several of Collins' songs.

On stage with Genesis, c. 1980

Stuermer has recorded eight solo albums, Steppin' Out, Live and Learn, Another Side of Genesis, Waiting in the Wings, Retrofit, "The Nylon String Sampler", "Rewired: the Electric Collection" and most recently Go!. Released in 2002 was a Sweetbottom live reunion album, recorded at Shank Hall in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He is a graduate of St. Francis High School in St. Francis, Wisconsin, and returned to his hometown in the summer of 2002 to play a free concert.

His album Go! was released in early 2007. It contains many older tracks from Stuermer's Sweetbottom days, and includes appearances from Alphonso Johnson, Kostia, John Calarco, and Eric Hervey. Stuermer rejoined Genesis for their 2007 Turn It On Again: The Tour reunion effort. His current project is called Daryl Stuermer - Symphony Concert, which involves band members Kostia, Alan Arber and Eric Hervey and singer Forrest "Woody" Mankowski, recreating classic Genesis material mixed with Daryl's instrumentals from his solo career.

Stuermer has been a Fender Stratocaster user for most of his career with Phil Collins. His main guitars have been a Candy Apple Red and a 3 Tone Sunburst, though he also played banjo on the Phil Collins song "The Roof Is Leaking". In addition to the Fender Stratocaster in his tenure with Collins and Genesis, he played Gibson RD Artist bass guitars and Ibanez electric guitars in 1978. He then switched to a SUNTECH Model SA-MFSC "Stratocaster Style" guitar from 1978 to 1984 and used a Shergold Bass Guitar (1980), a Fender Precision Bass guitar in 1981/1982, a Status bass guitar and Ibanez guitar (1983–84), a Steinberger bass guitar (1986–87) and guitars (1986/1987), a Yamaha bass guitar in 1992 and again in 2007. As of 2007 he has largely been using a Godin LGXT electric guitar. He also uses the reintroduced Fender American Standard Stratocaster and the Fender Eric Clapton Signature Stratocaster[citation needed]

Discography[edit]

Solo Albums[edit]

Title Release Label
Steppin' Out 1987 GRP
Live & Learn 1998 Urban Island Music
Another Side of Genesis 2000 Urban Island Music
Waiting in the Wings 2001 Urban Island Music
Sweetbottom Live the Reunion 2003 Urban Island Music
Retrofit 2004 Urban Island Music
The Nylon String Sampler 2005 Urban Island Music
Rewired – The Electric Collection 2006 Unicorn Digital/Urban Island, LL
GO! 2007 Inside Out Music
Jimmy the Greek Lives 2009 Screaming Swami Music

With Jean-Luc Ponty[edit]

Title Release Label
Aurora 1975 Atlantic
Imaginary Voyage 1976 Atlantic
Enigmatic Ocean 1977 Atlantic
Civilized Evil 1981 Atlantic

With George Duke[edit]

Title Release Label
I Love The Blues She Heard My Cry 1975 Polydor
Liberated Fantasies 1976 BASF

With Joan Armatrading[edit]

Title Release Label
The Key 1983 A&M

With Frida Lyngstad (ABBA)[edit]

Title Release Label
Something Going on 1982 Epic (UK)

With Tony Banks (Genesis)[edit]

Title Release Label
The Fugitive 1983 Charisma
Still 1991 Giant (US)
Strictly Inc 1995 Virgin

With Mike Rutherford (Genesis)[edit]

Title Release Label
Acting Very Strange 1982 Atlantic/WEA

With Philip Bailey[edit]

Title Release Label
Chinese Wall 1984 Columbia

With Phil Collins[edit]

Title Release Label
Face Value 1981 Virgin
Hello, I Must Be Going! 1982 Atlantic
No Jacket Required 1985 Atlantic
...But Seriously 1989 Atlantic
Serious Hits... Live! 1990 Atlantic
Dance into the Light 1996 Atlantic
A Hot Night in Paris 1998 Atlantic
...Hits 1998 Atlantic
Testify 2002 Atlantic
The First Final Farewell Tour 2004 Warner Music Vision
Phil Collins: Roseland Ballroom 2010 Eagle Vision

With Genesis[edit]

Title Release Label
Three Sides Live 1982 Atlantic
Knebworth Concert (Various Artists) 1990 Polydor
Genesis Live-The Way We Walk Vol 1 1992 Atlantic
Genesis Live-The Way We Walk Vol 2 1993 Atlantic
Live Over Europe 2007 2007 Atlantic

References[edit]

  1. ^ {http://www.allmusic.com/artist/daryl-stuermer-p7631 Daryl Stuermer Allmusic Page}
  2. ^ a b c Masino, Susan; Paul, Les (2003). Famous Wisconsin Musicians. Badger Books. pp. 153–154. ISBN 978-1-878569-88-2. Retrieved 2010-03-04. 

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