Stone Prophet finds its roots in the archives of the past -- a past of sorrow, passion, endurance and hope. During ancient times, messages of warning fell mainly upon deaf ears. Out of the ruins we are reborn.
Fast-forward to Spring of 2016
Chris Jansen, Jeremy Sutherland and C.P. Palmer got together and exchanged ideas that would give birth to Stone Prophet. After a few months, the hunt to fill the drummer and bassist slots began. They were soon joined by multi-instrumentalists, J.D. Edwards on drums and Jonny Routt on bass. They have spent the last year and a half writing, recording and rehearsing their music, honing their skills to bring their unique brand of music to the world.
Their professional approach and hard work have landed them on the shortlist for opening spots for national touring acts in the region, including Knitting Factory Entertainment. As well as regular radio play throughout the country.
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.
C.P. Palmer, Guitars
With 30 years of calluses on his fingers and hundreds of shows under his boot, CP brings a wealth of veteran stage presence and diversity to Stone Prophet. Having recorded for Capitol Records in his last venture, he has shared the stage with the likes of Shinedown, Alice in Chains, Staind, Red and Godsmack, to name just a few. His roots originate in the British Metal Invasion and extend to legends that include Joe Satriani, Sammy Hagar, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Slash and many more.
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.
Stone Prophet Preach Rock and Roll Gospel On Debut EP 'Voices'
Written by Rustyn Rose October 21, 2016
Rock and roll used to be a rite of passage for rebellious youth. Somewhere along the way the soul of rock and roll got lost in a sea of flannel, entitlement, and disenchantment. 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 the veteran rockers that comprise Stone Prophet.
Founded earlier this year by highly-regarded local talents, Jeremy Sutherland (vocals), Chris Jansen (guitars, keyboards), and C.P. Palmer (guitars), Stone Prophet taps into the band’s collective roots to create a debut EP, Voices, which resonates with the vibrancy of the past while stepping boldly into the contemporary music scene. Jeremy, C.P. and Chris did their due diligence in selecting like-minded talents Jonny Routt (bass) and J.D. Edwards (drums) to round out the group’s dynamic line-up.
Whether it is the retro, guitar-centric atmosphere of the EP’s title cut, “Voices,” or the soulful groove of “Indifference,” the band quickly showcases its ability to blend melody and catchy harmonies. The dark and weighty crush of “Obliteration” taps into the band’s more alternative side, while the final track, “No Rest” brings the EP full circle to the broody swagger that permeates Voices from the EP’s the opening moments.
Stone Prophet‘s Voices EP is by no means flawless, but as a debut taste of the promise the band offers, as well as a sonic glimpse into what the guys bring to the table, it’s a fantastic calling card. The fact that they have already recorded an EP only a few months into their existence while most fledgling bands are still rocking around on wobbly legs, reinforces the strength of the unit’s collective experience and talents.
“Stone Prophet are musicians seeking to tell a story, an idea, a solution to what cannot be resolved alone. Reaching out with words, melodies, riffs and rhythms to awaken a dormant humanity in us all, Stone Prophet seeks to embrace all in a great unification through rock and roll.” – Stone Prophet
“Stone Prophet, for me, is the reward of perseverance. You know how you always dreamed of the ‘perfect’ group of musicians? There’s a kindred spirit with Stone Prophet that continues to grow. For the first time I feel like I can place my trust in not merely fellow musicians, but more importantly, friends – the kind of guys you could grow old with.” – Chris Jansen
Preach on, brothers! Preach on!