Steve Sturgis
Drums and Vocals

Since he can remember, Steve has always loved music. He was exposed to jazz and classical music from his father and pop/rock music from the radio. He sang in the church choir while growing up and took piano lessons when he was 8 years old. The piano instructor not only taught Steve how to play the piano, but also music theory, which has stayed with Steve throughout his life.

He started banging on different sized boxes when he was 13 and got his first drum set when he was 15. He played his first junior high school dance when he was 16 and subsequently went on to being the "house band" for his high school for about 3 years. That band, "Mac Pinch", went on to play at Gazzarri's in Hollywood and toured Hawaii for three months in 1977. Mac Pinch played Gazzarri's numerous times with Van Halen on the same bill. They also played a concert in Pasadena with Van Halen and two other local bands. While in Hawaii, they played the Crater Festival with Styx, Journey, Flash Cadillac, and Elvin Bishop.

Upon returning from Hawaii, Steve was in a power pop band in Los Angeles for three years before becoming a member of David Ray & Country Deluxe. He played with them until 1982 when he became a member of Flip, a ground breaking Top 40 band in Southern California. In 1985, Steve graduated from college and joined The Lost Creek Riders and has been a member ever since. He founded the country band The Austin Brothers in 1986 to play at the Los Angeles County Fair. His other current musical involvement includes the eclectic rock band Rain Dogs and worship leader and worship team member at his church, Life Bible Fellowship, in Upland. He has been married to Peggy Sturgis since 1987 and has four children, Brittany, Sarah, Matthew, and Michael.