While Salton Sea started out a solo musical venture of Mark Strong's it is fast turning into a full-fledged band. Mark has co-founded multiple bands over the years and has written or, more often than not, co-written songs for those bands. He has always wanted to do a solo project but never really had the spare time to do so nor, more importantly, had the courage/confidence to go it alone.
However, with Salton Sea he finally decided to take a chance, step out of his comfort zone and in fact, go it alone. This means he is writing both music and lyrics for the band (at least for the time-being). Mark realized he needed others to help him play the music in the studio and live. He then started looking around for musicians to not only play the music but also to contribute ideas and more importantly have faith and believe in the music and vision that is Salton Sea.
The first person brought on board is Ryan Clatterbuck. Ryan is filling the role of drummer and will even cover some vocals at times. Ryan brings an eagerness and excitement with him. His love of music and passion for drums are greatly welcome. If that wasn't enough, Ryan also brings a big heart and big enthusiasm to Salton Sea.