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SPECTRUM


BIO: Influenced by the likes of Free, Zeppelin, Thin Lizzy and Hendrix; Spectrum formed in 2010 hailing from Durham, currently performing both covers and originals whilst establishing a reputation as a young upcoming band. On returning from touring with Free and Bad Company's Simon Kirke in 2008, Paul Smith (Vocals) joined forces with Dan Leak (Guitar) and got to work on setting up their own original blues rock band. In April 2011 Spectrum entered Blast Recording Studios in Newcastle Upon Tyne, where artists such as New York Dolls, The Quireboys, Therapy? and Arctic Monkeys recorded. Their début EP received rave reviews by both press and fans and has set the foundation for the band to build a reputation as an exciting original outfit. After entering Marshall Amplification's 'Ultimate Band Contest', Spectrum ended in the top 5 bands in online voting out of 7000 entrants. This lead to playing the final at Marshall HQ in Milton Keynes, they finished runners up. Dan Leak (guitar) gained the accolade of 'Marshall Amps Guitarist of the year'. Spectrum returned to Blast studios in February 2012 to complete their second EP titled ‘Lust and Lost Joy’ which is now available.

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by TV News Desk - October 13, 2020

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by TV News Desk - October 05, 2020

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by TV News Desk - September 30, 2020

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by BWW News Desk - September 30, 2020

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by TV News Desk - September 24, 2020

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by BWW News Desk - September 17, 2020

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by TV News Desk - September 17, 2020

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by TV News Desk - September 16, 2020

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by TV News Desk - September 15, 2020

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by TV News Desk - September 15, 2020

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by TV News Desk - September 15, 2020

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by BWW News Desk - September 11, 2020

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by TV News Desk - September 08, 2020

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