Stephen Egerton (guitarist)

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Stephen Egerton
Birth name Stephen Patrick O'Reilly
Born (1964-09-02) September 2, 1964 (age 49)
Origin Utah, United States
Genres Rock
Occupations Musician
Instruments Guitar Drums Bass
Labels Thick Syrup
Associated acts Massacre Guys, The Descendents, All, FLAG

Stephen Patrick O'Reilly (born September 2, 1964), better known as Stephen Egerton, is an American guitarist, best known for his work playing with Descendents[1] and All.[2]

Biography[edit]

Egerton was raised in Utah and played drums and guitar in the seminal Salt Lake City punk rock/death rock band Massacre Guys from 1980 to 1985 alongside bassist Karl Alvarez. In 1985, Egerton moved to Virginia, where he studied classical guitar and played in the band Auto Da Fe with former Iron Cross vocalist Sab Grey, prolific DC area drummer Eric Wallgren, and former Black Market Baby bass player Paul Cleary, until joining Alvarez in the Descendents in late 1986.

The appearance of Egerton and Alvarez marked a turning point for the Descendents and their allied band All.

In 2006, Egerton began recording for a new project named 40Engine, featuring former All vocalist Scott Reynolds. To date, the new band has released one song, Sunny Disposition. They performed live in Tulsa, Oklahoma in August 2006 and in Colorado, January 2008.

Egerton plays guitar in an instrumental side-project called Slorder with bassist Bryan "Babyface" Gorder, and he plays drums and bass in a collaboration with guitarist Jason Crowley called Crowley/Egerton.

Egerton also appeared briefly in the 1984 movie The Philadelphia Experiment.

In 2010, Egerton released The Seven Degrees of Stephen Egerton on Paper + Plastick. The album features Egerton playing with a variety of vocalists, including Milo Aukerman, Tim McIlrath, Mike Herrera, and others.

Egerton currently runs Armstrong Studios in Tulsa, OK where he records, produces and mixes music.

As of early 2013, Egerton is playing guitar in FLAG along with Keith Morris, Chuck Dukowski, Dez Cadena, and Bill Stevenson, playing the music of Black Flag.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ankeny, Jason. "Biography: Descendents". AMG. Retrieved 18 May 2010. 
  2. ^ Prato, Greg. "Biography: All". AMG. Retrieved 18 May 2010.