Americana Rock & Roll
Rooted in the traditions of folk songwriters such as Joan Baez and Leonard Cohen, San Francisco Bay Area’s Westerly craft uniquely Americana indie rock songs that layer three-part harmonies over immersive soundscapes ranging from drum-driven rock pounders to intensely soulful ballads and introspective, reflective hymns. Storytellers at heart, the band spins yarns of spirituality, love, and the state of the nation (and world). Delicately integrating Americana, folk, spirituals and other influences of its U.S. forefathers, the band is expressly not a retrospective band and resists being boxed into any one genre. The band’s sound also measuredly integrates contemporary flourishes that often give nod to the R&B, punk, and indie rock scenes that have characterized San Francisco’s musical landscape of free love and protest music over the last several decades.
With three albums under their belt, Westerly has actively played live and toured, gracing clubs, bars, coffee shops, radio stations, old folks homes and circus tents. The band’s original songs and dynamic performances are known to get a crowd on their feet and dancing, melt faces with screaming guitar solos and deliver crowds to tears with its intimate songwriting and heartfelt performances.
Westerly’s lineup includes Sterling Spence (lead vocals, guitar), Scott Wilson (lead guitar), Jessica Lips (vocals), Jeff Peck (bass), and Brandon Seinturier (drums). The band has been featured extensively on Bay Area radio stations including KPFA, KALW, KALX, and Mutiny Radio and are beloved regular performers throughout Bay Area live music venues. Westerly can be found online at: westerlytheband.com and facebook.com/westerlytheband.
“A very modern relevant feel that takes the best parts of folk and mixes it with the
spirit of genres like rock and punk that ultimately makes it a rare but needed
perspective in the music scene.” - Divide and Conquer magazine