Americana Rock & Roll
Westerly is an indie-folk, rock band formed around the songs of singer and guitarist Sterling Spence. Originating in the San Francisco Bay Area, the five-piece has spread across the state and performs regularly in both the Bay Area and Los Angeles. Storytellers at heart, Westerly writes about spirituality, love, and the state of the world. Though they integrate roots influences, the band is expressly not a retrospective. Their sound brings contemporary flourishes that often give nod to the R&B, punk, and indie rock scenes that have characterized the West Coast musical landscape of free love, passion, and protest.
With three EPs and three full-length 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), Lou Veramessa (vocals/keys), Jeff Peck (bass), and Mike Bond (drums). The band has been featured extensively on Bay Area radio stations including KPFA, KALW, KALX, and Mutiny Radio and are beloved regular performers in both the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles scenes.