Stoned Temple Pilots is a top flight STP Tribute Band originating out of Hollywood, Los Angeles.
The band has worked hard to capture the elusive chutzpah of one of The Worlds top rock and pop bands of the nineties Stone Temple Pilots, fronted by musical chameleon Scott Wieland.
With a solid line up of seasoned and talented players, we are ready and willing to play out anywhere in The USA and beyond to bring our hard edged, but varied set to your venue or event.
All four members are bona fide STP fans who not only get a kick out of playing the material, but also get genuine satisfaction from playing together.
On time every time with no attitudes, no egos, no excessive booze or drugs, and pro attitudes right across the board.
With our heartfelt desire for our audience to enjoy our shows as much as we do, let Stoned Temple Pilots rock your event, and make it a night to remember.
ON VOCALS – JOHN HOLODAK
John, a New Jersey native, moved to Santa Monica in LA @ 2013. He states some main influences as Pink Floyd to Black Sabbath, Alice in Chains to Radiohead, Primus and Ween to Phish and the Grateful Dead.
He spent 5 years with top New Jersey cover act “Exit Zero” singing diverse sets consisting of the likes of Al Green, Metallica, Black Crowes and Little Feat and constantly weaving in and out of genres. In early 2015 John found his true musical home with Stoned Temple Pilots.
“I like to think I bring my own style to STP’s tunes while staying true to Weiland’s vocal style. I believe music should be felt as much as heard, and I straight up get off on it. Best drug in The World!”
ON GUITAR – DAVID SCANDLYN
David is the founder member of Stoned Temple Pilots.
He is our only true Angeleno and has been playing the LA circuit for 20 yrs in many different bands.
He also is the founder member and guitarist of top “The Cult” tribute act “Sonic Temple” AND Black Sabbath Tribute “Vol 4″….jeez, where does this guy get the time??
He loves him his LARGE collection of Gibson Les Pauls and likes to make them rattle and hum for folks.
ON BASS – GARETH THOMAS
Gareth Thomas has many years of experience touring, appearing on TV, Radio and recording.
He has played everything from bars to stadiums with bands like UK number one selling act Doctor And The Medics and Bermudan singer songwriter Heather Nova.
He loves him some STP and it’s challenging bass-lines. And he put’s 110% into everything he does.
ON DRUMS – LIOR MAYRAN
Little did Lior Mayran realize when he travelled from Israel to Los Angeles to further his music career that the Stoned Temple Pilots were waiting for him and only him.
Previously touring with various speed metal acts, his edgy, powerful rock style and understanding of what it takes to put on a show found him playing his very first gig with the band at West Hollywoods legendary House Of Blues.
When not pounding the skins, he can be found speeding his motorcycle around the Hollywood Hills or demolishing buildings with his bare hands.
He is endorsed by SOULTONE cymbals…..check them out here.