The Skallywags

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Meeting in High School, in a small farming community, the group quickly became friends through a shared passion for music. Following high school, Kristine Spielmann and the band formerly known as “Strange on Display,” quickly became a favorite at the local bar scene in the Greater Cincinnati area. The summer of 2009 they lost their drummer, Matt “Skinny,” McIntosh to the H1N1 virus. So the band decided to make a fresh start and rename the group The Skallywags. The group then went off to college, playing out every weekend and touring regionally on their summer breaks. During these years they honed their craft not only as musicians, but as sound engineers and businessmen. After graduating in the summer of 2011, they were gigging 3 to 4 days a week in Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky. So a year later in September of 2012 they decided to take a giant leap of faith and move to Nashville.

The Skallywags consist of very multifaceted and multitalented musicians. They put on an entertaining array of musical genres, and the impressive powerful vocals of Kristine, has a way of engulfing so much power and attitude that truly makes any song she sings, that of her own. But Kristine is not the only one whose voice fills the room. Mike and James also share on the vocals, along with their spectacular guitar playing skills. The Skallywags is a melodic collaboration that manifests passion into beautiful, compelling live performances.

The group keeps busy touring, working on various projects, gigging, and constantly writing. They have shared the stage with The Cadillac Three, Parmalee, Diamond Rio, Casey James, Clint Black, Wynonna Judd, Lorrie Morgan, Collin Raye, and many others. They also frequent Writers Rounds, Jam Nights, and are a favorite in Nashville.

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