John LaSpina

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John started playing drums at 8 years old and studied formally with several drum instructors including Al Miller and Howie Mann. He cites Liberty Devitto, Carmine Appice, Simon Phillips, Stewart Copeland and Nicko McBrain as early influences; many more influential drummers would follow in the genres of jazz, funk, country, prog rock and fusion.  John is also a member of renown 80s tribute band Rubix Kube. He has shared the stage with artists such as Jeff Scott Soto, Dennis De Young, Rick Springfield and Brett Michaels and has made various TV appearances including Fuse TV and The Today Show.  Currently, he is also working on a new original project called Emerald Rising with Bad Animals members Daena D, Tom Cavanagh and Chris Parrett.  In addition to drums, he also plays guitar. John’s rock solid timekeeping and musical sensibility is the perfect sonic foundation for this tribute to Heart.