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Some Quotes-
"The Spike Band… damn. Incredible soulful vocals over solid funk/dance-core rhythms really made this band shine. Napoleon Dynamite should have had these guys in his tape deck." -The Emergenza Review

"Stevie Wonder meets Maroon 5."
-Garage Band Review

"The Spike Band showcased a level of musical talent that rarely comes along, projecting a funky light over the crowd at Curtain Club."
-Emergenza Round II Review
- various


Discography

"What It Is" released in 2007 (full-length album)
1.Step Back
2.Thursday
3.What Goes On
4.Red
5.On The Road To Memphis
6.Naturally
7.Ooh Look A'Here
8.It's A Done Deal
9.You Don't Need No Love Songs

(it is available on CD Baby)

"The Nitty Gritty" released in 2005 (the first full-length album, also available on CD Baby)

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The title of their newest CD says it all. The Spike Band is "What It Is."

Free from categories, they seem to draw on a wealth of soulful sounds that instantly hook listeners looking for something new. The band formed around the songwriting of Spike Sikes in 2004, and they have steadily honed their unique sound into a tight ensemble. Bassist Daniel Sledge was a veteran of the Denton jazz scene, and his deep-pocket grooves provide a solid foundation for each tune. Guitarist Mike Flores has been playing music with Spike since the two were in their teens. His tasteful playing is rooted in the unsung art of rhythm guitar, & his lead lines are decidedly melodic. Ben Jackson is a UNT graduate drummer whose studies with Ed Soph & his own extensive gigging in both jazz & pop settings have given him the uncommon ability to select the perfect feel. Trumpeter Al McIntosh was the missing piece of the puzzle. Combining the short, but oh so crafted parts of a natural musician, he manages to blend into the ensemble, and play great solos. Spike Sikes, the band's leader, has written hundreds of songs, has a strong, distinct voice, & plays the keys with the sort of funkiness that seems to be in short supply these days.

As far as influences go, The Spike Band is all over the map. Traces of Jamiroquai or Stevie Wonder are just as likely as Van Morrison, Miles Davis, or Beck.

Their unique style has landed them on UPN 21's "The Daily Buzz," in jazz clubs, on the main stages throughout the Metroplex, at private parties, & at just about every event at UNT.

If you're one of those people that's been wondering where to find something fresh, something real, then look no further. The Spike Band is "What It Is."