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The best kept secret in music

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"Cover Magazine"

SPY
Relative newcomers, SPY, are quickly making a name for themselves on the strength of a self released EP with a lead track so strong it will make your head spin. The song, "Break My Mind", is a must listen for all music fans. Live, SPY deliver a lively, energentic rock show circa 1973...and that's a good thing! SPY plays the 99X Local stage at Music Midtown on Sunday, May 4 at 4pm. - Jay Harren, 99X Music Director


"Creative Loafing"

10 High, Atlanta:
I had no idea when I decided to go see SPY that Jon Skinner, the most exciting rock drummer I've seen (and heard) in this city, plays with them. The stops, starts and drum fills in the first two songs of the set seem like they're designed to point out the drummer's prowess. The crowd seemed surprised and excited by just how good they were, so I suppose the mission was accomplished.

He's not the only thing they've got going for them though. The band's guitarists are no slouches in the glammy, riff-rock department either. If Iggy Pop and James Brown ever co-authored a book on how to be a rock frontman, SPY's singer Chad Etchison undoubtedly read it. The man shimmies, writhes, climbs, passes out, convulses, and now and then strikes a messiah pose or two. He even sings (well!).
- Andisheh Nouree


"Atlanta Rock Scene"

Music Midtown, 2003

4PM: Back at the locals only stage, Spy was taking the stage. When the lead singer took the stage, his face looked vaguely familiar. Then it hit me like a ton of bricks. This guy looks like a young version of Mick Jagger! After my fascination with the lead singer and his various dance moves, I tuned into the other members of the band. They played a song titled, "Wow," which is what I thought in my head when I heard it (Cheesy, I know, but it's true). During one song, all of the other members in the band faced the drummer, which put the spotlight on their drummer. This was an awesome moment in their set since a lot of bands don't acknowledge their drummers and I like to see bands giving props to their drummers. Out of all of the local acts I saw, I'd have to say that Spy was definitely my favorite. - unknown


Discography

"Break My Mind" 99X & 96 Rock airplay
"Heavy" 99X & 96 Rock airplay

3 Song EP: Heavy, low Hum, Wait
3 Song EP: Break My Mind, Candy, Escape Artist

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Feeling a bit camera shy

Bio

SPY

“I have become someone.”

Since 2002 the five members of SPY have had each other as musical influences. Bringing together these distinct personalities creates a music that stretches beyond what Chad, Mark, Jon, Christopher and Cary could’ve ever anticipated. The group’s sound, while pitched deeply in rock and roll, is dynamic and often vulnerable.

Soon after forming, the band got together with producer/engineer Jeff Tomei and recorded their first demo. Included is ‘Heavy’, a crowd favorite centered on an unraveling guitar line bolstered by an unrelenting rhythm section. Also featured is ‘Low Hum’, a glimpse into the darker side of SPY.

SPY returned to the studio in the fall to record three more songs with producer Dave Cobb. This second set of songs clearly represents what the band sounds like live. The opener, ‘Break My Mind’, has become a standout song in their set.

SPY is currently playing shows around the southeast and writing songs for an upcoming release. ‘Break My Mind’ is receiving considerable airplay in their hometown of Atlanta, GA.

Chad Etchison (v) The Voice. The Persona.
Mark Skinner (g) tends to play very loud.
Jon Skinner (d,v) does to Premier Drums what Keith Moon did to Premier Drums.
J.Christopher Arrison (g,v) is a lover, not a fighter.
Cary Brown (b) is tall and has good hair.

Contact: Mark LaClaire, LaClaire Artist Management, 696 Argonne Ave # 5, Atlanta, GA 30308
(404) 870-0417 office (678) 576-7855 cell laclaire@bellsouth.net