Frontman Jesse Barnett was inspired to form a band that provided him with a medium to project his views and reflect his musical influences. Through the years he has brought a stable of accomplished musicians on board that bring with them the punk-hardcore passion Jesse has always possessed. STYG is Jesse Barnett, George Schmitz, Andrew Rose, Chris Rawson and Josh James.
Stick To Your Guns delivered the much-anticipated album, “Diamond” in 2012. The genre-bending album debuted on the Billboard charts making it to #1 on the Heetseekers chart, placing 11 for Hard Rock Albums, 30 for Rock Albums cracking the BILLBOARD 200 as well. It climbed to #1 on the iTunes Top 10 Rock Albums chart.
“Diamond, is an insight to the way we view the world-the good and the bad. This is an amazing place we live in. There’s so much mystery about our existence. It fascinates us,” Barnett said. “It's important for all of us to understand that we all are all of those things. What's inside of you is what’s happening outside in the world. We can’t look at everything that’s going on around us and think that we are disconnected.”
“We try to live the words we speak,” Barnett added. “We give back any moment we can. We’re not perfect-far from it, but what helps more than anything is when a kid says to us, 'Hey man, my life was a wreck. I was in a downward spiral, and this bands music has picked me up'....This has become more than just a band for us.”
Three Years ago STYG started the annual event: “Keeping Warm in a Cold World.” The proceeds from the two-day event go to charity.