The most frequently heard comment after a Spike’s Awesome Hotcakes gig goes something like this –
“No one is making this kind of music anymore!”
But what, exactly, is “this kind of music?”
Like hotcakes themselves, it goes by many names. Soul. Swing. Rhythm & Blues. Jazz. Jump. It’s a sound that’s classic and simple, but when it’s done right, it hits the spot, and has you grinning from ear to ear. Spike has spent years searching for this sound.
Spike grew up in El Paso, TX, studied jazz at The University of North Texas, started The Spike Band in 2004, recorded three albums with them, joined the Coast Guard in 2008, continued playing music wherever he was stationed (Maine, NorCal, and New Orleans), and formed Awesome Hotcakes in 2014.
He is a husband, a Dad, a part-time elementary school band director, a songwriter/performer and he tries to write poetry. Some of his biggest influences include Ray Charles, Miles Davis, Van Morrison, Cleanhead Vinson, Gatemouth Brown, Lightnin Hopkins and Albert Ayler. Spike likes his coffee cold, black, and made with chicory.
$10 cover: Tickets available at the door or on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/spike-sikes-his-awesome-hotcakes-at-coyote-sonoma-tickets-187354812287
44F Mill Street