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HardWired / Bio

HardWired is a compilation of some of the most talented musicians in the Southeast. Based out of Knoxville, Tennessee, they are a powerhouse rock and roll band mastering classics such as Led Zeppelin, Janis Joplin, Grand Funk Railroad and more. They also exude the power of Halestorm and the groove of KT Tunstall. HardWired is a four piece band consisting of lead vocals and keyboard player Cheri Loope Spinazzola, drummer John Riggs, bassist Wade West and guitarist Steve Vandergriff. 30+ years experience, 4 part vocal harmonies, purely incredible.
Cheri Spinazzola bio follows:
Cheri Spinazzola, formerly Cheri Loope, is an accomplished rock singer and keyboardist. I've been playing rock 30 years now, started when I was 18. I began playing piano at age 5, played clarinet through college receiving a music scholarship to University of Tennessee. While in college, I decided that rock n roll was the life for me. Joined a band in Knoxville, TN that ended up touring the Titak torture tour in the Southeast in 1984. That band was Armoured Charm. I also played with White Wing, The Zoo, Cheri Loope and the Living Daylights, Lois Lane and then Avalanche. Avalanche opened for Black Crowes in Michigan in 1990, which was the most awesome show I have ever been honored to perform. 5,000 people were there. We also opened for Ace Frehley, Smithereens and more. I left the road in 1991 after 8 long years. Now back in my hometown of Knoxville, TN, I have been with HardWired for two years now. We stay very busy, and play rock from the 70's and 80's that you'll not hear anyone else attempt live. Please contact me for booking info!

General Info

Band Members
Cheri Loope Spinazzola - lead vocals, keys; Wade West - bass; Steve Vandergriff - guitar; John Riggs - drums
Artist Name
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Active Since
Rock / blues / funk

Contact Info

Knoxville, TN

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