Spread Eagle burst upon the scene playing a brand of rock that came straight from the N.Y.C. gutter. When Paul DiBartolo (guitar), Rob De Luca (bass) and Tommi Gallo (drums) moved to the City and met up with vocalist Ray West, a new attitude was instantly born.
While rehearsing/writing in a dingy East Village basement for their first gig, rumors began leaking out to the record industry. The group was quickly snatched up and signed to MCA/Universal, then sent straight into the studio. Additional tunes for the debut album had to be written while recording was taking place. The self-titled debut was produced by Charliie Gambetta and featured wailing vocals and razor sharp guitar, demonstrated through songs such as “Switchblade Serenade”, “Scratch Like A Cat” and “Broken City”. The honesty of Spread Eagle’s debut release quickly gained the band worldwide critical acclaim and propelled them to forefront of the genre.
Four years later, after the release and touring of the second album “Open To The Public” (also produced by Gambetta), the band took a break and went about their own personal projects.
Rob De Luca is currently touring with the SEBASTIAN BACH BAND as direct support for GUNS N’ ROSES on their “2006-2007 Chinese Democracy World Tour”. Rob has also toured and/or recorded with UFO, HELMET, JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS, GEORGE LYNCH (DOKKEN/LYNCH MOB), MIKE CHLASCIAK (PAINMUSEUM/HALFORD), OF EARTH, OUIJIPIG, and recorded for “Grammy Winning Producer of the Year” STEVE LILLYWHITE.
Ray West has been locked up in a studio in South Florida by way of NYC creating and producing powerful new music. Ray is currently fronting his new project “HOSTEL INC.”.
Paul DiBartolo went on to score music in the motion picture industry (The Basketball Diaries, VH1). He now creates music under the name “Salvador Poe”.
Charlie Gambetta operates his record label “Jambetta Music” (jambetta.com), breaking new and talented artists and still making the mold for the real. Spread Eagle is now reformed and Lovember Records reissued their remastered debut record in association with Universal Music.
The dates are as follows:
Dec. 5 Cherrywood Rock Club – Clementon, NJ
Dec. 10 The Haunt – Yonkers, NY
Dec. 11 The Trash Bar – Brooklyn, NY (only NYC appearance)
Dec. 13 The Crazy Donkey w/ KIX – Farmingdale, Long Island, NY
Spread Eagle in 2006 completed the “Back On The Bitch Tour” and Lovember Records reissued their debut album. For more info visit www.myspace.com/SpreadEagleNYC .