The Spirals
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The Spirals

Cedarburg, Wisconsin, United States

Cedarburg, Wisconsin, United States
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Candice Nokes and Mark Truesdell have been creating music together as"The Spirals" since 2000. At a Spirals show, you'll hear soulful and organic original songs peppered with covers ranging from Yoko Ono to the Indigo Girls, Johnny Cash to Sun Ra and Italian Arias to shockingly interpreted "rock classics."

Before the Spirals, Candice concentrated on solo performance - rounded out with stints in The Lost Pioneers and even with the Milwaukee Symphony Chorus. She has toured Europe twice as part of select choirs in high school and college.

Candice has written songs for herself since 4th grade. She did not tend to play for anyone, except the occasional church picnic, until she discovered confidence and inspiration from the talent and musicianship of the Indigo Girls in the early 1990's. She began to play at open mics, and eventually a variety of coffehouses and benefits in the Milwaukee area. She played a few solo performances at smaller stages for SummerFest and the Indian Summer Festival as well.

Candice's influences also include Paul Simon, Steve Perry, Sinead O'Connor, Ella Fitzgerald, early Beatles, Hildegard Von Bingen, Suzanne Vega, and currently, KT Tunstall.

Mark has kicked around the Milwaukee band scene for years in various groups including: John the Conqueroo, FS Camels, The Dellmann Trio, The Lost Pioneers, Nucklehead, Truesdell & Rautmann and local legends - The 40 oz Kings.

The Spirals have been married for over a decade and between shows enjoy sharing their home with two cats and an expanding garden.

If all goes according to plan, someday you'll hear the Spirals playing at the Boboli Gardens in Florence, Italy with a hit single produced by Todd Rundgren under their belts.