Sterling at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in July 2013
|Born||July 9, 1980|
|Origin||Garland, Texas, United States|
|Genres||Rock, Pop, Country, Jazz, R&B|
|Occupation(s)||Drummer, Producer, Engineer, Session Musician|
|Instruments||Drums, percussion, keyboards|
|Associated acts||John Mayer, Taylor Swift, Sara Bareilles, The Civil Wars, Richie Sambora, Regina Spektor, Fiona Apple, Glen Campbell, Kris Kristofferson, Alejandro Sanz, Pablo Alborán, Shakira, Lily Allen, Liz Phair, Gavin DeGraw, Natasha Bedingfield, Kelly Clarkson, and Foreigner|
Aaron Sterling (born July 9, 1980) is an American drummer, producer, engineer, and session musician who lives in Los Angeles. The son of professional musicians, Sterling grew up in Texas and Nashville, Tennessee before moving to L.A. in 2000. Known for his studio work, Sterling has played on hundreds of records over the past decade and is associated with a variety artists, including Taylor Swift, Sara Bareilles, The Civil Wars, Richie Sambora, Regina Spektor, Fiona Apple, Glen Campbell, Kris Kristofferson, Alejandro Sanz, Pablo Alborán, Shakira, Lily Allen, Liz Phair, Gavin DeGraw, Natasha Bedingfield, Kelly Clarkson, and Foreigner.
Since 2011, Aaron Sterling has played drums and percussion for recording artist John Mayer. He was the drummer on the Born and Raised and Paradise Valley albums and played in the band for Mayer's 2013–2014 World Tour. Sterling also appeared in the 2012 music video for the single "Queen of California".
In 2018, Sterling collaborated with Istanbul Agop to develop his signature "Sterling Crash Ride," a cymbal "rooted in the classic sound of the 1960s."
|2010||Brian Ray||This Way Up||Drums, Percussion, Shaker|
|Natasha Bedingfield||Strip Me||Drums, Percussion|
|Jason Castro||Jason Castro||Drums, Percussion|
|Donavon Frankenreiter||Glow||Drums, Boards, Percussion|
|Dulce María||Extranjera: Primera Parte||Bateria|
|Rusty Anderson||Born on Earth||Drums|
|Alex, Jorge y Lena||Alex, Jorge Y Lena||Bateria|
|Paty Cantú||Afortunadamente No Eres Tú||Bateria|
|2011||Pixie Lott||Young Foolish Happy||Drums|
|Kimberly Caldwell||Without Regret||Drums, Percussion|
|Gabe Dixon||One Spark||Drums, Percussion|
|Matt Nathanson||Modern Love||Drums, Percussion|
|Various Artists||Listen to Me: Buddy Holly||Drums, Percussion|
|Glen Campbell||Ghost on the Canvas||Drums|
|Foreigner||Feels Like the First Time||Drums|
|Dulce María||Extranjera: Segunda Parte||Bateria|
|Trevor Hall||Everything Everytime Everywhere||Drums|
|2012||Regina Spektor||What We Saw from the Cheap Seats||Drums, Mariachi Arrangement, Percussion|
|Meiko||The Bright Side||Drums|
|Cast of Nashville||The Music of Nashville: Season 1 Volume 1||Brushes|
|Kris Allen||Thank You Camellia||Drums|
|Haley Reinhart||Listen Up!||Drums|
|Whitney Wolanin||Let's Be Honest Pt. 1||Drums|
|Alejandro Sanz||La Música No Se Toca (En Vivo)||Bateria|
|Kany García||Kany García||Bateria|
|Selena||Enamorada de Ti||Bateria|
|John Mayer||Born and Raised||Drums, Percussion|
|Richie Sambora||Aftermath of the Lowdown||Drums, Percussion|
|2013||The Civil Wars||The Civil Wars||Cymbals, Drums|
|Sara Bareilles||The Blessed Unrest||Drums, Percussion|
|Joseph Arthur||The Ballad of Boogie Christ||Drums|
|Brett Dennen||Smoke and Mirrors||Congas, Drums Percussion|
|Various Artists||Red: Taylor Swift Karaoke||Drums|
|The Band Perry||Pioneer||Drums|
|John Mayer||Paradise Valley||Drums, Percussion|
|Emblem3||Nothing to Lose||Drums|
|Steve Martin||Love Has Come for You||Cajon, Drums, Hand Clapping, Percussion|
|Gungor||I Am Mountain||Drums, Percussion|
|Cassadee Pope||Frame by Frame||Drums|
|Kris Kristofferson||Feeling Mortal||Drums|
|Carlos Baute||En el Buzon de Tu Corazón||Bateria, Engineer|
|Cristian Castro||En Primera Filla: Día 1 (Live album)||Bateria|
|2014||David Bisbal||Tú y Yo||Bateria|
|Lily Allen||Sheezus||Drum Engineering, Drums|
|Dan Wilson||Love Without Fear||Drums|
|Various Artists||Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return (Motion Picture soundtrack)||Drums|
|Foreigner||I Want to Know What Love Is: The Ballads||Drums|
|Cristian Castro||En Primera Filla: Día 2 (Live album)||Bateria|
|2019||Eva Celia||Lifeline: Introduction||Drums|
|2019||Harry Styles||Fine Line||Drums & Percussion|
- "Meet the Band – Aaron Sterling, Drummer". John Mayer official website. Archived from the original on 7 August 2014. Retrieved 24 July 2014.
- "Aaron Sterling Credits". Aaron Sterling official website. Retrieved 24 July 2014.
- "Features: Interview with Aaron Sterling". Mike Dolbear Drums. Retrieved 24 July 2014.
- "Queen of California". JohnMayerVEVO. Retrieved 25 July 2014.
- "Artists: Aaron Sterling". Istanbul Agop Cymbals website. Archived from the original on 29 July 2014. Retrieved 24 July 2014.
- "Aaron Sterling on Instagram: "@promarkbydaddario #fam"". Instagram. Retrieved 2020-02-17.
- "Artist Roster: Aaron Sterling". Regal Tip website. Retrieved 24 July 2014.
- "Aaron Sterling Music Credits". AllMusic website. Retrieved 23 July 2014.