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.