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Mark Anthony Spicer / Bio

The first time I ever picked up a guitar was at the age of nine. Within about an hour, and with some instruction of an older friend, I easily learned "My Sweet Lord" by the late, great, George Harrison. I was so excited that I ran back to my house with my friend's guitar in hand and played for my mom. After watching her pick her jaw up from the floor, I knew then that I wanted to be a musician. I played every day and wrote my first song at fourteen. I thrashed it out in several garage bands through my teens while continuing to hone my songwriting skills. In 1980, I joined a contemporary Christian band, the Sons of Gospel Band. I started as a bass player and switched to guitar when the opportunity arose. Soon after joining the band I began writing for them. Some of the other band members used to say, jokingly that I wrote songs like I changed my underwear...every day! Two of my songs ended up on an album titled "Total Victory" which was recorded in 1983 at Dutch's Studio near downtown Whittier, Ca. Due in large part to my contemporary writing style, the band ended up changing its name. At that point, all the singers in the band were always requesting that I write songs specifically for them and their singing styles. That's what I did, and what a gratifying experience it was. I even joined my girlfriend's band and was pulling double duty. Life was good!

Fast forward, Sons of Gospel Band ultimately disbanded, and I went on to form a mainstream 80’s original rock band, Photograph. I was the front man, second guitarist and main songwriter. We were pretty damn good if I say so myself! We were always receiving compliments after shows on our music, vocals and sound. The band subsequently grew tired of the name "photograph," and eventually changed it to Distant Sun. After over twelve years of gigging, writing and going through multiple band members, we started experiencing a conflict in direction in the music we were writing. I wanted to stay current with the music styles of the 90’s, but one of the other original band members just couldn't get out of the 80’s. Distant Sun finally ended up joining the disband train. I joined or formed other bands, but found my schedule too much in conflict with business and family obligations. Today, I am a proud parent and business partner and have little time for music. I continue to write and produce my own music and am currently placing it online for purchase...I hope you enjoy it!

General Info

Band Members
Mark Anthony Spicer
Artist Name
Mark Anthony Spicer
Home Page
http://www.reverbnation.com/markanthonyspicer
Genres
Rock / Pop / Electronic

Contact Info

Location
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
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