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Celebrating over three decades of musical accomplishments, virtuoso lead guitarist Daryl Stuermer has been touring the world to sold-out crowds since 1978 with supergroups Genesis and Phil Collins Band.

While performing with his band Sweetwater in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, keyboardist George Duke discovered Daryl in the mid-1970s. Duke set up an audition for Stuermer to try out for acclaimed jazz violinist Jean-Luc Ponty. Earning a place in Ponty’s band, Stuermer burst into the international music scene, touring the world and recording on four innovative Ponty albums.

In 1977, Stuermer replaced Steve Hackett as the lead guitarist with the British progressive rock supergroup Genesis. This was the beginning of Daryl’s 30-year stint with Genesis. During his tenure, Stuermer toured the world to sold-out crowds and performed on seven Genesis albums.

When Genesis drummer/singer Phil Collins launched a solo career during the early 80s, Stuermer became an integral member of the Collins’ band. Daryl created the signature guitar sound on Collins’ mega-hits In the Air Tonight, and Easy Lover. Daryl composed with Collins the 1989 GRAMMY® Award-winning and Billboard No. 4 single, Something Happened on the Way to Heaven, Stuermer’s versatile guitar work stands out on nearly all of Collin’s albums including Face Value, No Jacket Required, But Seriously, and Dance into the Light.
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Stuermer operates his independent record label, Urban Island Music. He has released ten solo albums, including Steppin’ Out, Live and Learn, Another Side of Genesis, Waiting in the Wings, Retrofit, The Nylon String Sampler, Go!, Rewired: the Electric Collection and Breaking Cover. Each of these CDs showcases his acclaimed blend of rock and jazz guitar, original music, and unique renditions of classic Genesis songs.

Daryl continues to tour worldwide with the Phil Collins Band. He also tours internationally in a variety of band formates, including as a jazz duo, quartet/quintet rock fusion band, and with symphonies.