Spank is a hot party band out of Ft. Lauderdale making a Tri Cities appearance at the Brewery for National Lampoon’s Christmas Spank-ation.
How did they come up with the name Spank? “We just need to spank the audience until they call us daddy!” That was the solution guitar wielding Kevin Doolittle offered drummer Dale Reed when creating their band and discussing concerns that their ‘look’ was perhaps a few years and a few donuts past a ‘trendy group of heartthrobs’.
Of course, “Spanking” is how Doolittle describes the jaw dropping experience the musicians strive to deliver to audiences each time the band performs their unique arrangements of rock favorites. (What did you think he meant by spanking??…Get your mind out of the gutter!)
Reed and Doolittle first performed together in the ‘90s when the barefoot drummer auditioned for Kevin’s original project called Doolittle. Soon after, they formed a cover band called Fool’s Errand which enabled them to apply their masterful skills and unique style to crowd favorites from almost every genre.
They joined forces again in 2013 when the duo reunited to perform in a South Florida event band. Soon after, Reed and Doolittle decided to form SPANK the band in order to return to their Rock & Roll roots.
Dale recruited top saxophonist James Drury (Jimmie D.) and bassist Robert Sherber to complete the collective of musicians who deliver a fun, unique, party-rock experience to South Florida audiences – and now we get them here in Tennessee.
Saturday, December 16th will be a really fun night at the Brewery. Come on out, have some great craft beer or a delicious cocktail and just enjoy getting Spanked!
By Paul Kavanaugh