Daryl Stuermer

Daryl Stuermer

born on 27/11/1952 in Milwaukee, WI, United States

Daryl Stuermer

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Daryl Mark Stuermer (born November 27, 1952) is an American musician who plays guitar and bass for Genesis during live shows, and lead guitar for Phil Collins during most solo tours and albums.[1]


Daryl Mark Stuermer was born on November 27, 1952 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin[2] and is a 1970 graduate of St. Francis High School. Discovered playing with his Milwaukee band Sweetbottom, Stuermer auditioned for and won a spot backing up jazz violinist Jean-Luc Ponty[2] in 1975, with whom he recorded four albums. In late 1977, Stuermer, on insistence of friend Alphonso Johnson, was recommended as a replacement for Steve Hackett to support Genesis for live performances. He retained the role of lead guitarist and bass player with the band until 1992: he also rejoined them for the 2007 Turn It On Again Tour. In 1979 he toured the US and Canada with Gino Vannelli in support of the Brother to Brother album.

In 1981, Stuermer followed Genesis frontman Phil Collins as lead guitarist for Collins' solo career, with a speaking part in the clip for "One More Night" and being mentioned by name in the music video for "Don't Lose My Number". In doing so, he transitioned from what Collins called a "permanent-temporary-part-time member" of Genesis to a "permanent-touring-recording member" of Collins' new group.[2] The collaboration has been a successful one for both musicians, and Stuermer has earned co-writer credits on several of Collins' songs.

Stuermer has recorded eight solo albums, Steppin' Out, Live and Learn, Another Side of Genesis, Waiting in the Wings, Retrofit, The Nylon String Sampler, Rewired: the Electric Collection and Go!. Released in 2002 was a Sweetbottom live reunion album, recorded at Shank Hall in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Stuermer is a graduate of St. Francis High School in St. Francis, Wisconsin, and returned to his hometown in the summer of 2002 to play a free concert.

Stuermer's album Go! was released in early 2007. It contains many older tracks from Stuermer's Sweetbottom days, and includes appearances from Alphonso Johnson, Kostia, John Calarco, and Eric Hervey. His current project is called Daryl Stuermer - Symphony Concert, which involves band members Kostia, Alan Arber and Eric Hervey and singer Forrest "Woody" Mankowski, recreating classic Genesis material mixed with instrumentals from his solo career.


Stuermer has been a Fender Stratocaster user for most of his career with Phil Collins. His primary guitars have been a Torino Red Eric Clapton Stratocaster[3] and a 3-Tone Sunburst American Standard Stratocaster,[4] though he also played banjo on the Collins song "The Roof Is Leaking". In addition to the Fender Stratocaster in his tenure with Collins and Genesis, he played Gibson RD Artist bass guitars and Ibanez electric guitars in 1978. He then switched to a SUNTECH Model SA-MFSC "Stratocaster Style" guitar from 1978 to 1984 and used a Shergold Bass Guitar (1980), a Fender Precision Bass guitar in 1981/1982, a Status bass guitar and Ibanez guitar (1983–84), a Steinberger bass guitar and guitar (1986/1987), a Yamaha bass guitar in 1992 and a Lakland custom bass guitar in 2007. Stuermer used a Gibson ES-346 in 2004/2005,[5] and as of 2007 he has largely been using a Godin LGXT electric guitar. He also uses a Godin Montreal Premier,[6] a Godin DS-1[3] (a custom guitar that Godin built for Stuermer) and a Sadowsky nylon string electric guitar.[3]


Solo albums

Title Release Label
Steppin' Out 1987 GRP
Live & Learn 1998 Urban Island Music
Another Side of Genesis 2000 Urban Island Music
Waiting in the Wings 2001 Urban Island Music
Sweetbottom Live the Reunion 2003 Urban Island Music
Retrofit 2004 Urban Island Music
The Nylon String Sampler 2005 Urban Island Music
Rewired – The Electric Collection 2006 Unicorn Digital/Urban Island, LL
GO! 2007 Inside Out Music
Jimmy the Greek Lives 2009 Screaming Swami Music

With Jean-Luc Ponty

Title Release Label
Aurora 1975 Atlantic
Imaginary Voyage 1976 Atlantic
Enigmatic Ocean 1977 Atlantic
Civilized Evil 1981 Atlantic

With George Duke

Title Release Label
I Love The Blues She Heard My Cry 1975 Polydor
Liberated Fantasies 1976 BASF

With Joan Armatrading

Title Release Label
The Key 1983 A&M

With Frida Lyngstad (ABBA)

Title Release Label
Something's Going On 1982 Epic (UK)

With Tony Banks (Genesis)

Title Release Label
The Fugitive 1983 Charisma
Still 1991 Giant (US)
Strictly Inc 1995 Virgin

With Mike Rutherford (Genesis)

Title Release Label
Acting Very Strange 1982 Atlantic/WEA

With Philip Bailey

Title Release Label
Chinese Wall 1984 Columbia

With Phil Collins

Title Release Label
Face Value 1981 Virgin
Hello, I Must Be Going! 1982 Atlantic
No Jacket Required 1985 Atlantic
...But Seriously 1989 Atlantic
Serious Hits... Live! 1990 Atlantic
Dance into the Light 1996 Atlantic
A Hot Night in Paris 1998 Atlantic
...Hits 1998 Atlantic
Testify 2002 Atlantic
The First Final Farewell Tour 2004 Warner Music Vision
Phil Collins: Roseland Ballroom 2010 Eagle Vision

With Genesis

Title Release Label
Three Sides Live 1982 Atlantic
Knebworth Concert (Various Artists) 1990 Polydor
Genesis Live-The Way We Walk Vol 1 1992 Atlantic
Genesis Live-The Way We Walk Vol 2 1993 Atlantic
Live Over Europe 2007 2007 Atlantic


  • 1986 : Marilyn Martin from Marilyn Martin - Daryl composed the music for the song Wildest Dreams and plays on it as well.
  • 2015 : 1985 from Martin Levac - Daryl plays on the song I am sorry


  1. ^ "Daryl Stuermer | Biography, Albums, Streaming Links". AllMusic. 1952-11-27. Retrieved 2017-03-21. 
  2. ^ a b c Masino, Susan; Paul, Les (2003). Famous Wisconsin Musicians. Badger Books. pp. 153–154. ISBN 978-1-878569-88-2. Retrieved 2010-03-04. 
  3. ^ a b c https://darylstuermer.com/extras/gear-talk/
  4. ^ https://www.facebook.com/DarylStuermer/
  5. ^ http://www.innerviews.org/inner/stuermer.html
  6. ^ https://darylstuermer.com/extras/gear-talk//

External links

  • Daryl Stuermer's Website
  • Genesis' Website
  • In-Depth 2007 Interview by Anil Prasad of Innerviews
  • Daryl Stuermer-Genesis Rewired Website
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