Jesse Sprinkle

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Jesse Sprinkle
Also known as Utah Biggs
Born June 22, 1976[1]
Origin Seattle, Washington
Occupation(s) Musician
Recording Engineer
Songwriter
Record producer
Instruments Drums, Percussion, Guitar, Vocals
Associated acts Poor Old Lu
Dead Poetic
Demon Hunter
Website JesseSprinkle.com
PoorOldLu.com
Paradise Uganda

Jesse Sprinkle (born June 22, 1976) is a singer, songwriter, drummer, guitarist, and rapper.

Career[edit]

At 13, Jesse and his brother Aaron Sprinkle formed the Christian alternative rock group Poor Old Lu, for which Jesse contributed drums, percussion and vocals.[2] Between 1990 and 2002, they released 8 albums and toured nationally. Poor Old Lu amicably disbanded in 2002.[3]

His first solo effort was an instrumental mail-order-only CD called Sunsites[4] based around Jesse's acoustic guitar and cello by friend Phil Peterson. Jesse and Phil recorded under several different names around this time, including:

  • Clive Staples (Persuading You Near)
  • The Color Nature (Scenes)
  • Dinner Mint (A Tribute to Stryper)

Jesse then took a more traditional band musical approach and recorded Roobrik under the moniker The World Inside.[5]

Jesse continues to record his own music, while drumming for other bands,[4] Morella's Forest, Demon Hunter,[4] Dead Poetic,[4] Burning Daylight,[4] and Transparent. His live percussive contributions include Michael Knott, Denison Witmer, Kutless, Starflyer 59, The Lashes, and more.

Discography[edit]

as himself[edit]

  • Sunsites (1996, Blind Records)
  • Holiday Runner
  • Unnoticed (2005, Blind Records)
  • A Collection (1996-2006) (2006, Blind Records)
  • The Corner of an Unlit World (2006, Blind Records)
  • The Demo Reel (2007, Bluebrick Recordings)
  • Surrounded By Lights (2008, Blind Records)
  • Three Worlds - Songs Inspired By Africa (with Derek Joseph, 2009, Bluebrick Recordings)
  • Streamstory (2011, Bluebrick Recordings)

solo work under various monikers[edit]

  • Roobrik (as The World Inside, 1999, Organic Records)
  • The World Inside/7-Head Division LP (as The World Inside)

with Demon Hunter[edit]

with Dead Poetic[edit]

  • Vices (2006, Tooth & Nail Records)

as a member of bands[edit]

Compilation discography[edit]

  • Sweet Family Music: A Tribute to Stryper - All For One (as Dinner Mint)
  • Isaiah 53:5 A Tribute to Stryper - The World Of You And I (as Dinner Mint)
  • Persuading You Near - Evening Windows (as Clive Staples)
  • Scenes - For Fear of His Splendor (as The Color Nature)
  • Nehemia Project 1 - The Time I Chased the Sun (as The World Inside)
  • Vitaphonic (and other sonic pleasures) - September (as The World Inside)

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jesse's Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/jesse.sprinkle.9
  2. ^ "ABOUT:lu". Retrieved 2011-12-26. 
  3. ^ "Rock group Poor Old Lu disband". Retrieved 2011-12-26. 
  4. ^ a b c d e "Jesse Sprinkle to open Bluebrick Recordings". Retrieved 2011-12-26. 
  5. ^ "Sunchaser Biography". Retrieved 2011-12-26.