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The Wild T Experience

Originally, the band came together in 1990 with guitarist Tony 'Wild T' Springer, drummer Danny Bilan and bassist Nazem Lakay. The band was signed to Warner Music Canada and released 2 albums (Love Crazy 1991, Givin' Blood 1993). "Givin Blood" was nominated for best hard rock album at the 1994 JUNO (Canada's Grammy) awards. In 1994, 'Wild T & the Spirit' also performed on a 14 city tour across Canada with Bon Jovi on the "Keep The Faith Tour".During this time, guitarist Springer was also asked to tour & record with David Bowie. "A absolute delight to work with...a lyrical, lilting take on Hendrix" says David Bowie. A Springer appears on the CD "Back Tie, White Noise" and performed with Bowie in concert all over the USA. After the tour with David Bowie, 'Wild T & the Spirit' went on hiatus. Tony then left for Chicago, USA where he continued gigging as a sideman with many great blues bands. One of the highlights during this period, was opening up a string of concerts for "Deep Purple" in places like Detroit, Chicago & New York City. Tony returned to Toronto and by late 2002, the band 'Wild T & the Spirit' was reformed by Springer and bassist Guenther Kapelle. (Kapelle had spent many years gigging and recording in the Los Angeles music scene and had toured all over Canada, USA and Europe with 'The Blazers' and other top acts). With addition of drummer Brian Lass and veteran Toronto keyboardist Peter Nunn, the group recorded the CD "True Bliss", which was released in Canada, USA and Europe by Bullseye/Taxim Records in 2004. "Wild T Springer is building a reputation for himself as the next premier guitarist to emerge from the Canadian music scene!" says Tom Richards of the Michigan Blues Society about the "True Bliss" CD. The band then began a relentless tour schedule of Canada and Europe playing in club venues and at some of the largest festivals. This also included astop at the BBC studios in London, England to performlive on "Paul Jones Blues Show" on BBC Radio 1. A compilation CD of the first two 'Wild T & the Spirit' albums called "I've Got The Rhythm" was released in 2005. In March 2006, the band made a few changes by recruited powerhouse Toronto drummer Chris Lesso and returned to the power trio format minus the keyboards.The band performed at festivals with Jeff Healey,"Canned Heat", Roger Hodgsonof "Supertramp", Mick Taylor of "The Rolling Stones" & Joe Bonamassa to name a few. In 2009 drummer Murad Gunduz joined the band. Gunduz is a veteren of the southern Ontario music scene and his influences of rock, funk and latin adds a big groove to the band!

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