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The Band

Stands on Sapphires is an independent, fashion-forward hard rock band made up of 3 long-time best friends. They pride themselves on their completely self-made music, as they do everything themselves with no backing, labels, or PR. The trio’s sound is inspired by 80’s Rock legends like the band Extreme, Van Halen, and Meatloaf, Modern Day Masters such as Skillet, Shinedown, and In this Moment, as well as Japanese Rock Icons like ONE OK ROCK, MY FIRST STORY and Survive Said The Prophet.

Though they are based in Vancouver, BC, they do not consider themselves a “Vancouver Band” as they believe music is a global experience. They are incredibly fan-focused, putting their fans, referred to as “Gems”, front and center of their musical endeavors. They believe that being a musician should go far beyond just making music.

SonS released their debut album titled “BLOOM” in late 2020 and they have another full-length album planed, Inviting Warfare, set to release in the Fall of 2021.

More on each member below.


“I used to make my family sit down and listen to me sing the entirety of my latest, favorite musical sets when I was 5 or 6. Whether or not I sounded good was of no consequence to me. I just needed to sing my heart out.

As I got older, I stopped singing because I feared I wasn’t good enough. I told myself that if I wasn’t ‘the best’ I shouldn’t even bother. I know now that isn’t true because following my soul is more important than giving into my fears. Now, I put my fears aside and I embrace this crazy ride that is making music, and I can’t imagine ever doing anything else.”


I started playing guitar as a little kid and the first thing I was taught was how to read music, BORING! I stopped for close to a decade before rediscovering it in high school. When I learned how to play the main riff of “Crazy Train” by Ozzy Osbourne YOU BETTER BELIEVE I was hooked and started practicing for hours each day, worshipping the likes of Nuno Bettencourt, Steve Vai, John Petrucci, EVH and more.

In 10+ years I’ve had many ups and downs in my musical history, but I’m pumped to be writing and putting my own stuff out there finally after years of doubting myself, it just feels right.


“I grew up listening to a lot of the same music my father did: Pink Floyd, Green Day, Marilyn Manson, you know, normal Dad stuff. It felt pretty natural for me to pick up an instrument in high school, but it wasn’t until I discovered progressive music that I really developed a love for it. Bands like Dream Theater, Rush, and Tool completely changed the way that I viewed how a bass could fit into a song, and I’ve been hooked on the instrument ever since.”