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This great photo was uploaded to FB by a Wishbone Ash fan recently. It kind of blew me away, as I cannot remember that fantastic huge backdrop of the album cover for the UK 'Raw To The Bone' tour. Must have had a few too many beers :-) I will also upload a number of the other great live photos that have been sent to me. Photos are used with the kind permission of photographerAlistair Mulhearn.
Wishbone Ash 'Raw To The Bone' UK tour
Click on picture to hear 'Living Proof' Live @ Hammersmith Odeon
I decided to delete virtually all of the old web site and make a fresh start in 2016. The plan is to have a more ECO friendly, less cluttered journal, that I can develop and update, while I am on my quest. I will add TV, film and documentary concepts in development but, my main objective for 2016 is the production of a new acoustic solo album. I plan to record the new album in autumn/winter 2016, then tour and perform LIVE acoustically in 2017 as much as I physically can.
I recorded a LIVE Acoustic Session and interview for Irish TV station NVTV on January 7th 2016. The full interview was broadcast on Freeview & Virgin TV on Sat 30th January 2016 @ 10.45pm. An edited version of the two songs performed 'Cell Of Fame' by Wishbone Ash & 'The Repo Man' written for the new solo album, can be viewed on the video player.
A new look?, new shoes, a new album and a new journey begins! after what I can only describe as several unpleasant years lost in a very unforgiving World. But, I feel blessed, positive and hopeful, as there are many unfortunate souls on this Planet, who are much, much worse off than me.
Musically I have been very active with song writing, taking influence by going back to my Irish roots. I also found some of my old 12" vinyl record collection in my mother's attic and even with that unmistakable sound of bacon and eggs frying coming out of the speakers, Neil Young, America and the Eagles still sounded fantastic! There is just something so pure and organic with vinyl.
To date I have well over twenty five new songs written for an acoustic based solo album entitled 'Songs from the Attic', I also have a further ten in place for the new Phenomena Project album.
JANUARY 2016 Ireland
Merv Spence (aka Spam) is an Irish musician, songwriter and music/media producer, best known for his work as bass player & lead vocalist with British rock bands Wishbone Ash, Trapeze & the Phenomena Project. All bands have achieved international chart success, including a number 1 single & album with Phenomena Project II (Dream Runner) in South America. Has also written and produced a number of solo albums, with a new acoustic album in pre-production for 2016/17. A new Phenomena Project studio album and stage show is also in development.
New Acoustic Album & Documentary in development for 2016/17
'A strong person stands up for themselves,
but an even stronger person stands up for others'
MY 16 RULES IN LIFE & IN BUSINESS ( RULES 1 & 2)
1. GET AND STAY OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE. I believe that not much happens of any significance when we're in your comfort zone. I hear people say, "But I'm concerned about security." My response to that is simple: "Security is for dead people."
2. NEVER GIVE UP. Almost nothing works the first time it's attempted. Just because what you're doing does not seem to be working, doesn't mean it won't work. It just means that it might not work the way you're doing it. If it was easy, everyone would be doing it, and you wouldn't have an opportunity.