Stu Sweatman was born on November 9th 1960 at Tachikawa AFB in Tokyo Japan. He was the son of Harold Hindeman Sweatman and Carolyn Ann Sweatman. His father was a Major in the USAF and noted as the First American to fly over North Korea before the Conflict as a reconnaissance flyer. His mother was a noted Concert Pianist and later, director of “The Coral Bells”… a noted recording artist in the 60’s. She also performed regularly on the piano for a radio show when she was 13 years old.

At the age of 2, Stu was sat in front of piano by his mother who held a ruler by his side to stay seated. By the age of 5 he had written his first, albeit precocious, song. Soon, he realized that he wanted to do Music for a Heart and Soul life time pursuit… nothing else would do! Coming from a family where everyone around him played at least one instrument incredibly well, he was playing piano with a mother in the next room with perfect pitch advising him.

By the time he was 14, he was playing drums in a local act, and giggin’ the local venues. Piano and drums were a precursor for his true calling, Guitar… and ultimately vocals. With influences like The Beatles, Nickleback, Kurt Cobain, Vanhalen, Gin Blossoms, Sting, Steve Vai, Creed, Rush, Jim Morrison, and Bonnie Raitt to name but a few, and playing in National Acts such as Urgency, Avatar, Little Bridgette, The Boogers, Saving Grace and most recently, Mudslave… his eclectic style makes his unique sound and style worth listening too.

Today Stu is an accomplished and well rounded musician, Engineer, and producer playing venues for local to national acts, Jamming with, and supplying his talented hand to much session work including commercials and big name people such as: No Nation(Ross Valory(Journey), Mike Pinder(Moody Blues), Jon Anderson(YES), Stef Burns(Huey Lewis), Jeff Tamelier(Tower of Power), Eddie Ulibarri(Alexis), John Hernandez, Stevie Roseman, Tom Size(Steve Miller)); The Pinder Brothers; Avatar; Victor Agnello(Laaz Rokit), John Lee Hooker, and Zakk Wylde to name a few.

Also, Stu Sweatman is an accomplished writer publishing several books along the way including, ModeJamm and ModeMaps, and selling several songs that are being used in Movies, commercials, and Television programs such as Elimidate.

He is currently working on many projects… including his next solo project which has allot of new material on it. Current bands include: Stu Sweatman band, The Lost Toys, Little Bridgette, Ontario and subbing in Hey Jude.

  • 1987: Avatar – Beginning
  • 1989: Talon – Electric Silhouette
  • 1994: Little Bridgette – Shut up and Dance
  • 2004: Stu Sweatman – Ontario/Nibble
  • 2006: No Nation – Guest appearance
  • 2006: Pinder Brothers – Guest appearance
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