Tic (Dwayne A. Jenkins Sr.)
Co-manager, Tenor Trombone
Inspiration: Learned about Gerald Reid, a member of the Howard University Jazz Ensemble in 1985, through the church.
Stixxx (Mark Mccollough)
Inspiration: His dad played the bass and guitar which is where his rhythm really comes from. His sister, Clara, is the new-age version of Sheila E. He is also a proud alumnus of the North Carolina School of Arts.
Mr. Fantastic (Kevin Teller)
Philadelphia, PA ("West Philadelphia born and raised, in the playground is where I spent most of my days" - but seriously, his mom went to school with Will Smith)
Trumpet, Baritone, Sousaphone
Inspiration: His grandfather, after playing for 24 years, developed multiple sclerosis and had to stop playing. As with everyone in the band he had an instrument (in the case the horn) in his hand since birth and looks to carry on his grandfather's legacy.
GOAT aka The Greatest of All Time (Mark Anthony Mingo Bruce) *Fun fact: He is Stixxx's Uncle!
Inspiration: It all started with some pots and pans as a kid. Of course he broke all of them, but his grandmother recognized his talent and bought him a drum set at 4 years old. Although his uncle, Paul Gwynn, was an exceptional drummer, GOAT hated the drums. Then, with time, he grew an appreciation and then a love for the instrument and music in general
Country (Steve Belk)
Steve is a pretty elusive cat. His details will be up shortly.
Toronto, Ontario (Canada); Boston, MA
Co-manager, Chief Marketing Officer
Inspiration: On March 9th, she walked by the band playing one of her favorite tunes "When the Saints Go Marching In" and fell in love. No website. No Facebook. No Instagram. No problem. With a deep love of music, she joined the Spread Love family and the rest, they say, is history.