Our Story

Ray and Kathy met at a jam session in 1976 and decided to start their own band eventually called Sweet n' Sticky. Over the years, the band has expanded from two to eight pieces and is flexible to play for small and huge venues.  For over 40 years, Sweet n' Sticky has provided a great variety of music.  Whether playing as a duo or a full 8-piece band, they play your favorites for dancing and listening enjoyment! Well established in the San Francisco Bay Area, Sweet n' Sticky is here to entertain you. 

Sweet n' Sticky's passion is to work hard to entertain our friends and fans and just plain have lots of fun! Hope to see you soon at a show!


Ray Figueroa – Bass & Vocals

Ray has been playing bass 40+ years in the San Francisco Bay Area and has performed and shared the stage with many of the top Rock & Blues musicians such as Kenny " Blue" Ray, Sonny Rhodes, Tommy Castro, Daniel Castro, Mark Hummel, Aki Kumar, Kid Anderson, Mitch Woods, Wendy DeWitt, Johnny Cat, Kenny Neal, RJ Mischo, Pat Wilder, Jackie Payne, South City Blues Band to name a few. Lately he is well known as the house bass player at the the Blues Jam hosted by Aki Kumar. In addition to playing bass, Ray also enjoys plays a variety of percussion instruments, including congas.

Tony fulgar

Anthony "Tony" Fulgar - Drums & Vocals

Anthony is a full time Musician/Sound Engineer 

Audio Engineer at CSM · 2013 to present · San Mateo, California 

I mix audio sound for Jazz / Hip Hop / Rock / Pop Musical Artists 

"I love to travel, meet and spend time with people. Every person I meet has a story and I feel it's the best way to learn about each other. I'm a professional drummer of 40+yrs. about to dive back into the Music Scene, full time, after being out it for a decade. Iv'e had the pleasure of sharing the stage with Little Richard, Carlos Santana, Lee Michaels, Robbin Ford, Tower of Power, War, Pablo Telles of Malo, Pete Escobedo and a couple of handsfull of songwriter's. What has kept me going most of my life has been the ability to solve problems or solutions to projects that are presented to me and getting paid for them."

Kathy Figueroa – Keyboards & Vocals 

Kathy is a Bay Area native.  She started playing piano at the age of 7 and started classical lessons at the age of 8.  Very active in music in high school, she starred in many musicals and was a member of honor choir.  She started performing solo in clubs and joined the band Crushed Velvet.  Through Crushed Velvet, she met Raymond Figueroa, an extremely talented musician (and very handsome, too!).  They joined up and started the duo White Swan in the early 70’s.  The duo turned into a trio and then a 4-piece top 40 band. Kathy also took lessons from the highly-regarded voice coach, Judy Davis.  Kathy recently acquired a Hammond SK1  and  Korg Pa3XLe.  She’s looking forward to a gig-filled future and the upcoming recording.

Ernie romaro

Ernie C. Romero, Santa Clara, Ca.  June 2017. 

Lead Guitarist and Vocalist:  established professional recording and musical artist/arranger, is currently performing in Northern California, South Bay Area-the heart of Silicon Valley.  As a full time musician and talent/production consultant, Ernie’s musical interests and genres are of a broad variety including, but not limited to Latin, Funk, Blues, Tejano, Latin Rock, Old School, Cover, and Country music.  Past performances have been opening acts for Poncho Sanchez, Pete Escovedo, Shiela E, Little Joe y La Familia, Benton Wood, Jorge Santana, Sapo, Tierra, El Presidente, Flaco Jimenez, Texas Tornados, Freddie Fender, and other legendary musical artists.  Currently performing with musical group Jammin of San Jose, California, and freelancing for recording artists as a music arranger, vocals,  lead and rhythm guitar, Ernie continues to present a genuine humbleness and heartfelt sound that is unique of self-expressionism.   “To my Creator, loving wife and family, friends and clients, I am truly grateful to you all, for providing me with the continuing love and support toward achieving my musical vision:  To touch and make an everlasting positive impression to as many people I can on my musical journey, and remain humble”.  Ernie. Live 2 Play-Play 2 Live©™.

Contact us at 510.299.7525 or 510.299.7526

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