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Wild T & the Spirit / Bio

‘Wild T & the Spirit’ is a power trio from Toronto, Canada that just plain rocks! Mixing the styles of blues, rock, funk & reggae, the band has thrilled & captivated audiences all over North America & Europe for the past 20 years!
The band has released 4 albums and have been added to many record compilations as well. Their renditions of some Hendrix classics have left their fans aw-struck!
Over the years the band has performed thousands of club and festival shows and have been able to share the stage with such great acts as Bon Jovi, Deep Purple, The Doors, Joe Bonmassa, The Tea Party, Walter Trout, Kim Mitchell, Grand Funk Railroad, Eric Sardinas, and Uli Jon Roth…to name just a few!
The band continues to rock everywhere they go!

Discography:
Love Crazy (Warner Bros.) – 1991
Givin Blood (Warner Bros.) – 1994
Strange Modern (Independent) – 2000
True Bliss (Bullseye/Taxim Records) – 2004
I’ve Got The Rhythm (Compilation) - 2005
Fender Bender (Jazzhaus) - 2008

Festivals:
Barrie Blues Festival - Barrie, ON
Woodstock En Bauce Festival - St. Ephrem, QC
Harris Park Festival - London, ON
Tyyki Blues Festival - Forssa, FL
Festival By The Sea - Saint John, NB
The Orilla Blues Festival - Orilla, ON
Bloorcourt Village Festival - Toronto, ON
Windsor International Blues Festival - Windsor, ON
Harelbeke Rock & Blues Festival - Harelbeke, BE
Manitoba Summerfest - Grand Beach, MB
Rother Blues Festival - Roth, DE
Pep 66 Music Festival - Pepinster, BE
Oshawa Jazz & Blues Festival - Oshawa, ON
1st Annual Guitar Festival - Basel, CH
Music In The Park Festival - Kamloops, BC
Nakusp Music Festival - Nakusp, BC
The Canal Bank Shuffle - Thorold, ON
Blues On The Farm Festival - Chichister, UK
The Markham Ribfest - Markham, ON
The Winnipeg Beach Festival- Winnipeg Beach, MB
Great Canadian Guitar Festival - Kingston, ON
The Mt. Tremblay Festival - Mt. Tremblay, QC
The Wine Festival - St. Catherines, ON
Maximum Blues Festival - St. Omer, QC
The Bell Border Jam Festival - S.S. Marie, ON
The Sudbury Summerfest - Sudbury, ON
Bluesfestival Kammgarn - Kaiserslautern, DE
Honky Tonk Festival - St. Gallen, CH
Schanke White Nights Festival - Haltern, DE
Q107 Summer Bash – Toronto, ON
Molson Indy – Toronto, ON
Rockin’ The Field Festival - Minnedosa, MB
Thunder Bay Blues Festival – Thunder Bay, ON
Blue Mountains Festival – Collingwood, ON
Smokin Blues Festival – Aylesford, NS
Calabogie Blues Festival – Calabogie, ON
West Coast Blues Festival – Goderich, ON

'Wild T & the Spirit' have performed concerts in CANADA, USA, ENGLAND, WALES, HOLLAND, BELGIUM, FRANCE, GERMANY, POLAND, SWITZERLAND, AUSTRIA, DENMARK, NORWAY & FINLAND.

Wild T:
Guitarist Toney (Wild T) Springer has been part of the Canadian music scene for almost 30 years, and during that time he has achieved legend status! Originally from Trinidad, Toney grew up surrounded by reggae & calypso music, but later he was also turned on to rock, blues & jazz. After he arrived in Toronto, he quickly made a name for himself as the wild guitar player around town.
Jeff Healey said…..”I saw a man with endless imagination, a man that could combine that imagination with emotion that you couldn’t help but feel. I followed him around town like he was the messiah! Wild T has been my idol for years!”
The Michigan Blues Society said…”Wild T is building a reputation as being the next premier guitarist to emerge from the Canadian music scene!
He has also played guitar with artist such as ‘Rough Trade’ & ‘David Bowie’. With ‘Rough Trade’ he would record new tracks for the 1985 compilation Birds of a Feather, and a national tour took place in 1986. With David Bowie, he performed on the album “Black Tie, White Noise” in 1994 and performed concerts and made talk show appearances all over the USA.
David Bowie said…. “Tony is an absolute delight to work with. He has a lyric, lilting take on Hendrix!”
Wild T endorses Mark Amplifiers; Dean Markely Strings & AI Audio pedals.

Guenther Kapelle:
Guenther is professional musician who has been playing the bass guitar for over 25 years. Currently based in Toronto, Guenther keeps himself busy with tours and concerts throughout North America & Europe, and is involved with many recording projects. He has gained solid reputation for his playing and professional work ethic.
Guenther is a graduate of The Musicians Institute (BIT - 1989). As well as touring & recording with ‘Wild T & the Spirit`, Guenther has toured & recorded with Ritual Piston, Jimmy O & Code Blue, The Blazers, Jason Buie and Todd Wolfe (Sheryl Crow) throughout the North America & Europe. Guenther is also part of the teaching faculty at The Metalworks Institute in Mississauga, ON.
Guenther endorses Dean Markley strings.

Dale Harrison:
Dale is a veteran drummer of the Ottawa & Toronto music scenes. Originally from Ottawa, ON, Dale is a graduate of Humber College (1990) with a long list of touring, recording & teaching credits.
As well as drumming with `Wild T & the Spirit, Dale also tours & records with The Headstones (5 albums), Derek Miller (2 albums, 2 x Juno winner) and Alannah Miles throughout North America & Europe. He has also performed with Derek St. James (Ted Nugent), Phil X (Triumph, Bon Jovi), Teenage Head, Edwin & The Pressure, and The Kings.
Dale endorses Yamaha Drums, Sabian Cymbals, Regal Tips & McClaren Cool Claws.

General Info

Band Members
Wild T - guitar/lead vocals, Guenther Kapelle - bass/vocals, Dale Harrison - drums
Artist Name
Wild T & the Spirit
Home Page
http://www.reverbnation.com/wildtthespirit
Genres
Blues / Rock / Psychedelic

Contact Info

Location
Scarborough, ON, CA

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