Spanks in the 21st Century! Since the millennium Spanks has made some notable accomplishments. Performing in front of over 100,000 at the Daytona Speedway proved Spanks to be not just a kareoke club band. Commitment to playing totally live, staying current, and attention to visual presentation has earned Spanks the 2011 Brevard Live Magazine Entertainer of the Year award, and a respectable following in Central Florida areas.
Vocalist (and guitarist) Candi Marie is an experienced entertainer in show business. Candi studied vocals with renowned Broadway vocal coach Tom Rexdale, and after years in the New Jersey music scene, formed her own band, "Piece Of Candi" (POC). Garnering a Yuengling sponsorship and with two top agencies booking performances in New Jersey Casinos (as well as New York and Pennsylvania clubs), POC became a Tri-State powerhouse. After a twelve-year run, Candi Marie headed South for warmer weather, finally fronting the Spanks Band!
Drummer Tim Snell directs what happens on stage. He reads the crowd and calls the songs, sings (a lot), talks to the audience, and keeps things happening non-stop. He's been "laying it down" in the Southeast with the Spanks Band since 1983, and knows what to expect from his bandmates. Tim is responsible for Spanks' reputation of keeping dance floors packed, and holding the audience's attention.
Once privately tutored by Berklee School of Music instructor Paul Weiss, Mike Gattiker sings and covers all the guitar and keyboard sounds, no sequencing or loops. His experience with live audio (along with an electronics degree) has elevated the Spanks sound to a peerless level. Originally from central New York, Mike has played from Canada to Key West, and dissolved his own band "Falcon" to perform with Spanks in 1995.
Bass guitarist/vocalist Steve Caroppoli
has a reputation for being a great "feel" player and he keeps
the groove solid and full. (To be appended)