Stone Prophet finds its roots in the dusty archives of a bygone era where sorrow, passion, endurance and hope fed the flames of existence. During those times, messages of warning fell upon unheeding masses.
Out of the ruins we are reborn…
Founded by highly-regarded local talents, Jeremy Sutherland (vocals), Chris Jansen (guitars, keyboards), and C.P. Palmer (guitars), J.D. Edwards (drums) and Jonny Routt (bass), Stone Prophet taps into the band’s collective roots which resonates with honesty and energy while exploring new territory.
An adventurer at heart, CP decided to move on with more mountains to conquer and new dreams to pursue. But once a Prophet, always a Prophet! This resonates with our Stone Prophet family, friends and the many fans we’ve had the honor to meet and rock out with.
Rustyn Rose (Metal Nation Radio) eloquently put it best: “Rock and roll used to be a rite of passage for rebellious youth. While there is something to be said for the reckless energy of the young, it seems more and more lately that the best new music is crafted by those who understand the heritage and heart of the past. Such is the case for rock veterans, Stone Prophet.”
There’s a spirit around here that continues to change, stretch and morph as each composition we create reveals a different element to who we are. As the world runs headlong into the abyss of preoccupation, we strive to grab time by the ears, shatter norms and create the future as we move forward.
For those of you that have attended our shows, we are very grateful. Our ministry of rock is for you!
Here’s to a future of exploration, new hopes, new friendships and more great music!
Jeremy Sutherland, Lead Vocals / Guitar
For 2 decades Jeremy has been creating music with a passion for anything and everything related to the unique. He is the vessel for interpreting emotion, refining and cultivating tales he shares with deft fingers on pen and guitar. His knack for composition and verse thrives with influences from culture, society, love, hate, life and death along with what catches his ear at any given moment.
J.D. Edwards, Drums / Vocals
With drumstick in hand, a hit on his snare and a heavy beat on his kick, JD keeps time for the music of Stone Prophet. He's been playing music in various forms since the age of 12 and found his passion with the kit. JD's influences range from the Deftones, Smashing Pumpkins, Radiohead, Mastodon and The Beatles to name a few. He has shared the stage with Three Days Grace, Lemonheads, Zoso, Adelita's Way and We Are Harlot.
Jonny Routt, Bass / Vocals
The double punch: soul and intellect. Jonny is a songwriter, producer, engineer, multi-instrumentalist and an alumnus at Full Sail University with a B.S. in Music Production. Born into a religious and musical home and raised with southern charm, Jonny unites his life with his music leaving an impression that won't soon fade. Jonny's rhythmic pulse has been influenced by a myriad of musical talent including Red Hot Chili Peppers, Deftones, Pink Floyd, Jaco Pastorius and more.
Chris Jansen, Guitars / Keyboards & Vocals
Composer, arranger, producer -- Chris plays most anything that makes noise. With an education in theory, composition and arrangement, his career is a statement of contrast. He has worked with musicians around the world. Chris' scope of influence creates an appreciation from the Dominican Friars of the Province of France to Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, Marcus Miller, Stravinsky, Vangelis, Twelve Foot Ninja -- to name a few. While his soul thrives in jazz, he is able to easily navigate within the halls of rock.