A Lens to the Sun




A Lens to the Sun is a band out of North County San Diego known for fusing together an eclectic set of genres including the brooding introspective rock of Radiohead and Muse, the cinematic arrangements of Porcupine Tree, the ambient mysteriousness of the Cure, the playfulness of Travis and nods the new romantic era songwriters of the 1980’s including Roxy Music, David Bowie, Sting and Elvis Costello.
We write lyric oriented, emotionally accessible songs and place them within a provocative, progressive rock setting with high levels of musicianship and at times nontraditional song structures. We are currently looking for a drummer with a wide stylistic range who can seamlessly transition between being delicate and aggressive in support of the song.
All of our gigs are paying gigs, we have been playing shows and festivals for the past year and are looking to grow. Send us a message if you think you are a good fit. You can also find us at alenstothesun dot com or send us an email at
info ‘AT’ alenstothesun dot com

Screen name:
A Lens to the Sun
Member since:
Jun 17 2020
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years together:
42 years


Radiohead, Muse, Porcupine Tree, The Pineapple Thief, Jeff Buckley, Peter Gabriel, U2, Mutemath, Ours, Aquilo, Borns, Stateless, Nick Hakim, RY X, OWEL, Rhye, Neil Young, The Cure

Members Of Band

Gideon Prior -vocals, guitar
Erik Elstermann -guitar
Logan Elstermann - keyboards, piano
Brendan Cutrer - bass


Loads and loads of great gear and a place to play