Daryl Stuermer

Daryl is a childhood acquaintance of Steve Hackett's, back when he used to live in Iowa. Daryl used to regularly pummel Stephen every day as he left his small Iowa farm house to walk the ten miles to his one-room schoolhouse. After Stephen left for England, Daryl was left as the next pitiful child in the area, and so became the new brunt of everyone's abuse. During one particularly severe beating, he picked up a small banjo that was lying nearby to defend himself. Since then, the guitar has been his only love, and he sleeps with a Gibson every night. 'It's kind of ironic that me and Steve ended up playing for the same band,' comments Daryl. He pauses, then chuckles, 'He was a great kid. Things really worked out with him and Satan. I'm glad.'

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