Spencer and the T-Bones is what you get when you mix a soulful singer with a rock’n rhythm section and funky horn line. The band features Williamsport’s own Spencer Sweeting on vocals with eight of the area’s top musicians. Their playlists include covers and original compositions that span classic rock, funk, soul, jazz and rhythm and blues.
The vision that led to forming the band came from a watching a performance by Don Henley where he used trombones, and only trombones, in his horn line. Once known as K. T. and the T-Bones, the band began evolving in 2009. The “T-Bones” were originally manned by four trombones and rhythm section with members of the band doing some of the vocals. Then Spencer came along. Actually, Spence Sweeting is an established singer in the Billtown area and is no stranger to blues, gospel and soul music. When members of the original band wanted to add a singer he was the natural choice. With a few more changes- trading one ‘bone for a bari sax and adding a keyboard player (gotta love that Hammond B3!) the band has created a niche with their innovative sound.
Fitz and the Tantrums, Cee Lo Green, The Eagles, Stevie Wonder, Procol Harum, the Temptations, Billy Preston, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, Sam Cooke, the Impressions and even Edgar Winter and Led Zeppelin are among the many artists and groups that provide Spencer and the T-Bones with material they use to craft a musical statement they can call their own.
Members of Spencer and the T-Bones are Spencer Sweeting, vocals; Tim Breon, guitar; Lee Saville-Iksic keyboard; Matt Radspinner, bass; Bobby Leidhecker, drums; Kevin Henry, trombone; Bill Grose, trombone; Brett Rynhart, trombone; and, Larry Fisher, bari sax. They have performed locally, nationally and worldwide with some of the most respected and sought after organizations and individuals in the music business. Performance credits for members of the band range from the Boston Symphony, Penn’s Woods Festival Orchestra, the Paragon Ragtime Orchestra and Empire Brass Quintet to the Four Tops, Natalie Cole, Aretha Franklin, John Tesh, Davy Jones and The David Rose Band. Locally, members of Spencer and the T-Bones can be seen performing all over town with other great musicians from the Williamsport area.
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Highlights From FFO’B 2012
This is from a performance we did in November 2012 for Susquehanna University’s Fall Festival O’ Bones. We played many old favorites and a lot of trombone features.
Seven Nation Army
Shake Me Like a Monkey
with special guest Chris Leidhecker
Will It Go ‘Round in Circles