Nick Clevenger, lead singer and guitar, grew up in a single mother household with four other brothers. Surrounded by struggles, conflicts, and challenges, Nick found release through writing poems and song lyrics to pass the time. This allowed him to sharpen his awareness, and view of the world around him. Guitar first came into his life after a cousin’s sudden, and accidental death. With guitar and songs in hand, Nick joined his first group “Fixed Income” in 2003. It was only a matter of months before Nick met other members of what would become known today as MAVEN.
Sam Kern Jr., lead guitar, was born Chad Kern in Sacramento, CA. He took on the stage name in honor of his father Sam Kern, a great guitarist who Chad idolizes still to this day in memory. Sam joined his first band in seventh grade. In the likeness of many of the masters before him, Sam used to lock himself in his room to hone in his unique style of guitar. He brought with him is fusion of metal, classic rock and blues into the group “Sinfest” in the year 2000. Fast forward a few years, he and Sinfest’s bass player Outlaw joined up with Nick in forming MAVEN.
Chris "Outlaw" Beardsley, bass, started playing when he was only ten years old. He played in his first show at fourteen. Raised in a musically inclined family he quickly discovered his powerful bass playing skills. He rocked the Bay area as a member of a band called “Ice” at the age of twenty-one. Within the first few years they gained a big German underground following as well as Bay area madness. He moved to Sacramento and joined Sam Kern Jr. to form Sinfest. Thrilled with the new addition of Nick Clevenger, he proved himself “untouchable”, as the bassist of MAVEN.
Jeff "Fullblast" Muljat, drums, is the experienced backbone of Maven's sound. Born and raised in Sacramento California, his musical career first ignited in the Bay area. Over the span of twenty years he has played and studied with numerous bands and musicians. Some of which include Leonard Haze of “Y&T”, and Hunt Sales of “Tin Machine”, and he even experienced being on the road with Ronnie Montrose. Moving back to Sacramento he played with a band called “Purefire” for two and a half years. Then graciously accepted the invitation and shines as the creative percussions in MAVEN.