Wild T & The Spirit/Tony Springer

Wild T & The Spirit/Tony Springer

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"A lilting, lyrical take on Hendrix. An absolute delight" - David Bowie. "I followed him around like a messiah - Tony's been my idol for years" - Jeff Healey. Wild T (Tony Springer) and The Spirit tour Europe twice a year, have recorded a Live BBC Radio Session and tour North America relentlessly.

Biography

Tony "Wild T" Springer has hung with the best of them. David Bowie, Jeff Healey, Bon Jovi, Deep Purple, Jay Leno, David Letterman and Arsenio Hall are just some of the musical acts and personalities that have been blown away by Wild T's guitar.

Wild T is originally from Tunapuna, Trinidad. Though one may find similarities to Jimi Hendrix, ironically it was T's first exposure to Steve Howe and classic Yes that inspired him to take up guitar.

Moving to Toronto, Canada, T quickly gained a reputation on the local club circuit. Since then he has recorded two albums (Love Crazy 1991 and Givin' Blood 1995) with his own group, Wild T and the Spirit for Warner Brothers. He has also recorded an album (Black Tie, White Noise) with David Bowie and has appeared with Bowie on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with David Letterman and the Arsenio Hall Show.

He has toured with Bon Jovi and Deep Purple throughout North America and has performed thousands of club shows. In '99 he was asked to portray Jimi Hendrix in Daydream Believers - The Monkees Story because of his resemblance and showmanship.


Discography

Love Crazy - Warner - 1991
Givin' Blood - Warner - 1993 (1994 Juno Nominee)
True Bliss - Bullseye - 2004
I've Got The Rhythm - 2005
*A Live From Europe album is being recorded on this current tour*

Set List

Wild T & The Spirit perform their own high energy blues rock material, however one can expect excellent covers of Hendrix (Tony Springer pays hommage to Hendrix in a hugely successful tribute called FIRE). Other cover material includes Stevie Ray Vaughn, Bob Marley, James Brown, etc., to get the audience involved and the crowd up dancing.