It’s been a long time coming for Spartacus, an alternative rock trio
exploding out of Oxnard, California. Formed in early 2001, Kris and
Sean Simeon began performing together at the ripe young ages of 15 and
9 as a guitar and drumming duo. With Sean on the drums and Kris on
guitar and vocals, these brothers developed of love of music and
performance—dedicating hours of time to practicing and creating
original music pieces. Spartacus was joined by bassist Phillip Federis
in 2004, transitioning the band from duo to trio and bringing in depth
to the overall sound of the music.
With influences in the like of Santana, RXB, Sublime, Incubus, Red Hot
Chili Peppers, and the Police, Spartacus is a twist on aspects of each
great artist—diversifying their sound and pleasing fans of all genres.
A combination of dynamic drum fills, dancing bass lines, and riveting
guitar solos, Spartacus has created a sound that anyone can enjoy.
As natives of Ventura County, Spartacus has taken the stage at most of
the locally renowned venues in the tri-county. Notably, they opened
for reggae legend Eek A Mouse at the Ventura Majestic Theater in
Ventura, California. Among their long list of shows, Spartacus has
performed at: the Oxnard Performing Arts Center, Ocean View Pavilion,
The Experimental Café, The EPIC, the Ventura County Fair, and Simi
Valley Days. Spartacus has also performed live shows outside the
county, including: Mustang Village in San Louis Obispo, CA, the Dream
Center in Hollywood, CA, and the Airliner in Glendale, CA.
While Spartacus has two albums under their belt (debut album “Surfing
With Tuxedos” and sophomore album “Ninjuanity”) they will head into
the studio in October 2010 to record their third album with producer
Roger Camero of the band No Motiv.
Spartacus is actively performing around southern California and is
scheduled for a promotional tour after the release of their third
For booking inquiries contact Spartacus at firstname.lastname@example.org.