In 2017, Mick Sterling is celebrating his 37th year in the music business. His career, like any musician doing it as long as he has, has experienced many changes, highlights, low-lights and everything in between. What may be of interest to all of you is that even after all of this time, Sterling is finding new musical and theatrical challenges and more excited about being in the music business than ever before.
Within those 37 years, Sterling has transformed himself from a young and energetic lead singer of throw-together bands in to one of the most recognized names in the Twin Cities music scene. His band he led for 17 years was inducted in to the Minnesota Music Hall of Fame and the Mid-West Music Hall of Fame. MICK STERLING AND THE STUD BROTHERS falls in the category of the other legendary Twin Cities Soul and R&B bands such as Doug Maynard, Willie and the Bees, Lamont Cranston and others. The band ended regular performances in 2005, but have performed periodic shows at their home base of BUNKERS MUSIC BAR AND GRILL since 2011 to rave reviews by huge crowds.
As a producer of many shows, Mick Sterling’s event production company MICK STERLING PRESENTS has been proud to produce a large array of unique and diverse theatrical shows that feature some of the legendary names and songs of multiple genres. All of these large bands (minimum ten members per band) feature some of the top musicians in the Twin Cities. These are some of the amazing shows are performing in various theaters in the Midwest:
BEAUTIFUL VISION – The Essential Songs of Van Morrison
MEMPHIS & THE MEANTIMES – Celebrating the songs of The Grand Ole Opry and Sun Records
ELTONSONGS – The Deep Tracks and Hits of Elton John and Bernie Taupin 1970-76
A BILLY JOEL STATE OF MIND – the hits and deep tracks of Billy Joel
AT CHRISTMAS – A Theatrical and Musical Christmas Show featuring alumni of The Brave New Workshop
E STREET SHUFFLE / DETROIT MUSCLE – The Crucial Songs of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band and Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band
All of these musical outlets may be confusing for some who know Sterling in one way, but for Sterling, it reflects his wide array of musical styles and love for all performing arts.
Mick Sterling is continuing to explore new musical boundaries and finding new ways to communicate with his established audience and new ears to experience his music and philanthropic efforts.