Keith Sterling

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Keith Sterling
Background information
Birth nameKeith Sterling-McLeod
Also known asKeith Sterling
BornJanuary 1952
OriginKingston, Jamaica
InstrumentsKeyboard, synthesizer, piano, organ
Years active1970s–present
Associated actsThe Upsetters, The Aggrovators, Soul Syndicate, Peter Tosh, Bunny Wailer, Word, Sound and Power, Sly and Robbie, Black Uhuru, Bunny Lee, Lee "Scratch" Perry, The Wailers Band

Keith Sterling (born Keith Sterling-McLeod, January 1952, Kingston, Jamaica)[1] is a piano and keyboard player.


Keith Sterling is a well-respected Jamaican session musician, having played in various session/backing bands including The Upsetters,[2] The Aggrovators, Soul Syndicate,[3] The Boris Gardiner Happening,[2] Word, Sound and Power,[3] Lloyd Parks' We The People Band,[4] and Sly and Robbie's Taxi Gang. He is currently a member of The Wailers Band.[5]

His older brothers Lester and Roy are also musicians, Lester having played saxophone with The Skatalites and Roy trumpet with Lynn Taitt and the Jets.[1]


  1. ^ a b Larkin, Colin (2006) The Encyclopedia of Popular Music, 4th edn., OUP USA, ISBN 978-0-19-531373-4, p. 743
  2. ^ a b Katz, David (2006) People Funny Boy, Omnibus, ISBN 978-1-84609-443-9, p. 194, 241–2
  3. ^ a b Moskowitz, David V. (2006) Caribbean Popular Music: an Encyclopedia of Reggae, Mento, Ska, Rock Steady, and Dancehall, Greenwood Press, ISBN 978-0-313-33158-9, p. 58, 320
  4. ^ Boehm, Mike (1988) "Brown's Disarming Reggae: Gentle Voice for Have-Nots", Los Angeles Times, 5 October 1988, p. 8
  5. ^ "The Wailers kick off this year’s Hot Summer Nights", Vail Daily, 15 June 2007, retrieved 2012-02-26

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