Meeting in high school, at an early age the group shared their love of music and talent. Following high school, Kristine Spielmann and the band formerly known as “Strange on Display,” quickly became a favorite at the local bar scene in the Greater Cincinnati area. The summer of 2009 they lost their drummer, Matt “Skinny,” McIntosh to the H1N1 virus. So the band decided to make a fresh start and rename the group The Skallywag’s.
The group then went off to college, playing out every weekend and touring regionally on their summer breaks. During these years they honed their craft not only as musicians, but as sound engineers and businessmen. After graduating in the summer of 2011, they were gigging 3 to 4 days a week in Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky. So a year later in September of 2012 they decided to take a giant leap of faith and move to Nashville.
The group keeps busy doing studio work on various projects, gigging, and constantly writing. They frequent jam nights, and writing sessions in Nashville hoping to make their break.