The James Dean Band
Hailing from the greater Philadelphia area, the James Dean Band lights up the stage with their electric blues and blues-rock sound. Their sizzling shows have been captivating audiences from small intimate venues to large stage performances. Shows are punctuated with lively jams featuring stunning performances from all band members. Fans will recognize favorite pieces from Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimi Hendrix, Albert King, BB King, ZZ Top and other blues/rock giants, as well as funk songs from Stevie Wonder and the Meters, to name just a few.
The JDB is fronted by lead guitar virtuoso and lead vocalist James Dean (JD) Spalding, for whom the band is named. His mesmerizing complex solos dazzle fans and those new to the band’s performances often leave with a new-found awe of his guitar skills and artistry.
The band is backed by the solid rhythms of Steve Long, formerly of the southern rock band Dyin Breed. Filling out the rhythm section with his monstrous bass playing is Kevin Tarzanin, also of the popular Reggae/Ska band The Bullbuckers. Together these three performers make up the core power trio of the band. Expanding on the sound of the trio and rounding out the band is the slick jazzy keyboard stylings of Rob Sparre, who often complements JD’s playing, trading off and sometimes dueling JD’s powerful solos with his own, making for a very dynamic and exciting show!