Search:

Edit  Print 
Main / BrucePatesSpiritFamilyTree

GET SPIRIT INTO THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME:
Click here to sign petion @ www.change.org (opens in new tab)

SPIRIT #()
text
end.
memb
inst
memb
inst
memb
inst
memb
inst
memb
inst
| | | | |
"The Family That Plays Together"
Family tree 1964-1997
Featuring Randy California and Ed Cassidy
Including Pre-Spirit Lineups
2001 - 2017 Bruce Pates - All Rights Reserved
RISING SONS # 1 (1964- Summer 1965)
The "seed" for the start of SPIRIT. Cass meets and marries Randy's mom, Bernice, while
associated with this group. They play many dates at the "Ash Grove", which is run by
Randy's uncle, Ed Pearl. The group is signed to Columbia, but Cass breaks his wrist
after recording demos, and is replaced by Kevin Kelley (later to be in THE BYRDS).
Ed Cassidy
drums
Taj Mahal
guitar/keyboards/vocals
Ry Cooder
guitar/mandolin/vocals
Jesse Lee Kincaid
guitar/vocals
Gary Marker
bass
| | | | |
| Solo career Solo career Captain Beefheart
THE RED ROOSTERS (Late 1965 and possibly early 1966)
THE RED ROOSTERS formed in response to a talent show held at Chatsworth High School,
where Jay, Mark and Mike went to school. Naturally, they won the contest! They played possibly
10-20 gigs total, and recorded at least an unreleased single at GOLDSTAR STUDIOS. The songs
were "Walkin' The Dog" and "Evolution Mama". Likely other songs were recorded as well.
Other known gigs were a Halloween dance at Lincoln Jr. High School in Santa Monica, where
Randy went to school. The band ended when the Cassidy family moved to New York.
Randy Wolfe
guitar/vocals
Ed Cassidy
drums
Jay Ferguson
guitar/keys?/vocals
Mark Andes
bass/vocals
Mike Fondelier
guitar/vocals
| |
WESTERN UNION (1966)
With the Cassidy family in New York, Jay, Mark and Mike formed a new band.
Later, Jay was to record an unreleased solo single of "Close Your Mind"/"Dynamite",
backed by CANNED HEAT members. This likely included Mark Andes on bass,
as he was briefly in that group. This single dates likely from early 1967.
Jay claims the song(s) were "kind of a Scott McKenzie thing" (i.e. "If
You're Going To San Francisco"). Mark Andes played with the touring
band of THE YELLOW BALLOON, but he is not on their album.
Jay Ferguson
guitar/keys?/vocals
Mark Andes
bass/vocals
Matt Andes
guitar
Mike Fondelier
guitar/vocals
Denny Blake
drums
TANGERINE PUPPETS (1966)
While living in Forest Hills on Long Island, Randy played for a short period of time in this\\ group. Other members of the band included Walter Becker (STEELY DAN), John Cummings (Johnny
Ramone of THE RAMONES), Tommy Erdelyi (Tommy Ramone of THE RAMONES).
Walter Becker has claimed that Randy taught him a lot about playing guitar.
It is not certain that everybody was in the same lineup of this band at the same time.
The band lasted (without Randy) until the summer of 1967.
JIMMY JAMES & THE BLUE FLAMES (1966)
Randy, now known as Randy Cassidy, met Jimi Hendrix in Manny's Music. They played a bit together,
and Jimi offered Randy a place in his band. The band lasted for about three months during
the summer. Jimi got to calling Randy, Randy California, since there was another Randy in the band,
who he called Randy Texas. Obviously, these were the states they came from! When Chas
Chandler of THE ANIMALS discovered Jimi and wanted to take him to England, Jimi asked
if they could also take Randy as well, to be in his new band. Obviously, since Randy was only 15, this
was not going to happen under any circumstances! Jimi arrived in London on September 24th,
so one can assume the band lasted up until then. Their set list was mostly covers of "Hey Joe", "Like
A Rolling Stone", "Wild Thing", etc., as well as a few originals. One was a song called "Mr. Bad Luck",
which Jimi later evolved into "Look Over Yonder" on the posthumous RAINBOW BRIDGE
album. Randy also covered it on CALIFORNIA BLUES.
Jimmy (James) Hendrix
guitar/vocals
Randy (California) Wolfe/Cassidy
guitar/vocals
Randy (Texas) Palmer
bass
Danny Casey
drums
|
SPIRITS REBELLIOUS # 1 (Jan - Feb 1967)
Returning to California from New York, Randy and Cass form this lineup in January or March,

depending on whom you talk to. The black conga player was named Tyrone, but nobody can remember his last name. He was supposedly busted for drugs, and then left the band (for jail?). Bob Arkin was the brother of actor Alan Arkin. The band's name came from the book by Kahil Gibran. Jay and Mark joined after running into Randy & Cass at a "Love-In" in Griffth Park in Burbank, likely on May 27th. Mark quit CANNED HEAT to join, and Jay was the last of the original members to join. Cass remembers the first gig with the "classic" line-up was for a private party on the beach down at the bottom of Topanga Canyon.

Randy California
guitar/vocals
Ed Cassidy
drums
John Locke
keyboards
Bob Arkin
bass
Tyrone Sweader
congas
| | |
SPIRITS REBELLIOUS #2/SPIRIT #1 (Mar 1967 - Jan 1971)
Around July of 1967, the name evolved to THE SPIRIT and THE SPIRITS,
depending on the handbill at the venues they played. The two people most responsible for their signing with
Lou Adler's Ode Records were manager Ann Applequist, and Brian Berry, the brother of Jan Berry (of JAN & DEAN).
They sign after their second audition for Lou at the "Whisky A Go Go" in Hollywood in
August. After four classic albums the band parts ways with Jay and Mark.
The last known gig of the original group, other than reunions, was at the "Fillmore East",
New York, NY on January 30, 1971.
Randy California
guitar/vocals
Ed Cassidy
drums
John Locke
keyboards
Mark Andes
bass
Jay Ferguson
vocals/percussion
| | |
SPIRIT #2 (Feb -May 1971)
Exact SPIRIT # 2 dates are unknown. Known gigs began in March and lasted into late July.

Randy may have been in and out of the group during this time frame, and Arliss left to be replaced by Al Staehely. He was a former bandmate of JO JO GUNNE drummer Curly Smith in a Texas group called PUMPKIN. John and Al reportedly tried to get Randy to rejoin the group, but he wanted to pursue a solo career instead.

Randy California
guitar/vocals
Ed Cassidy
drums
John Locke
keyboards
John Arliss
bass
| |
SPIRIT #3 (May - July 1971)
John Fine replaces Arliss. Randy quits to go solo.
Randy California
guitar/vocals
Ed Cassidy
drums
John Locke
keyboards
John Fine
bass
| |
SPIRIT #4 (Sept - Oct 1971)
This line-up played dates during September & October.

Cass thought they sounded quite interesting and "jazzy", but it was a big strain on John to be the only melody instrument, so in came Al's brother John on guitar for the next album and tour.

Ed Cassidy
drums
John Locke
keyboards
Al Staehely
bass/vocals
| | |
SPIRIT #5 (Dec 1971 - July 1972)
Their first live appearance was in early January.

They recorded the FEEDBACK album, and tour into the summer, when Cass quits.

Ed Cassidy
drums
John Locke
keyboards
Al Staehely
bass/vocals
John Staehely
guitar/vocals
|
KAPTAIN KOPTER #1 (July 1972)
First known gigs are in August. John Fine leaves to be replaced by Larry "Fuzzy" Knight.

Release KAPT KOPTER AND THE (FABULOUS) TWIRLYBIRDS album. I have found no evidence of any other drummer playing gigs with KAPT. KOPTER other than Cass. Randy subs for a sick Ritchie Blackmore for a DEEP PURPLE gig in Quebec, Canada on April 6, 1972.

Randy California
guitar/vocals
Ed Cassidy
drums
John Fine
bass
| |
KAPTAIN KOPTER #2 (Aug 1972 - Mar 1973)
Continue to play mostly club gigs in the LA area. Randy and Cass record the original

version of the POTATOLAND album for release as the second KAPT KOPTER album.

Randy California
guitar/vocals
Ed Cassidy
drums
Larry "Fuzzy" Knight
bass/vocals
SPIRIT #6 (Sept - Oct 1972)
Very short lived line-up. John Locke quits.
Cozy Powell
drums
John Locke
keyboards
Al Staehely
guitar/vocals
John Staehely
guitar/vocals
| | |
SPIRIT #7 (Oct - Dec 1972)
Cozy Powell replaced by Stu Perry.
Stu Perry
drums
John Locke
keyboards
Al Staehely
guitar/vocals
John Staehely
guitar/vocals
| | |
SPIRIT #8 (Early 1973)
The Staehely Brothers continue touring as SPIRIT, with no original members!

Eventually record STAY-HEY-LEE album as THE STAEHELY BROTHERS.

Al Staehely
bass/vocals
John Staehely
guitar/vocals
Stu Perry
drums
KAPTAIN KOPTER #2 (TOURING AS SPIRIT!) (Mar - May 1973)
The guys undertake an extensive UK and European tour as SPIRIT,

even though they likely legally no longer own the name. The tour ends in mid-May, and an exhausted and sick Randy California exits the band for rehab and later travels to Molokai. During this tour, Randy played guitar on PETER HAMMILL's "Red Shift", later to be released in his THE SILENT CORNER AND THE EMPTY STAGE album.

Randy California
guitar/vocals
Ed Cassidy
drums
Larry "Fuzzy" Knight
bass/vocals
| |
SPIRIT #9 (Jun - Jul 1973)
With Randy gone, Cass and "Fuzzy" continue with a new cast that has come to be

known as the "Copy Cat" SPIRIT. The SPIRIT name continues in legal limbo. First known gig is in early July 1973. The group does extensive touring off the sudden belated success of SARDONICUS, THE BEST OF SPIRIT, and the single "Mr. Skin", which is a hit in some regional markets. (Top 10 in Cleveland, OH). Donnie Dacus was the original guitarist/vocalist, but he was sacked early on. He was replaced by Steve Edwards, a friend of Scott Shelley. Donnie Dacus went on to tour and record with STEPHEN STILLS and CHICAGO.

Ed Cassidy
drums
Larry "Fuzzy" Knight
bass/vocals
Scott Shelley
guitar/vocals
Donnie Dacus
guitar/vocals
Steve Olitzky
keyboards
| | | |
SPIRIT #10 (Aug 1973 - Spring 1974)
Last known gig is early April 1974. The group disbands over financial and musical differences.
Ed Cassidy
drums
Larry "Fuzzy" Knight
bass/vocals
Scott Shelley
guitar/vocals
Steve Edwards
guitar/vocals
Steve Olitzky
keyboards
|
SPIRIT #11 (Sept 1974)
Cass contacts Randy, and they decide to re-form. The SPIRIT name is legally returned,

likely at great expense, from THE STAEHELY BROTHERS. This line-up plays two Hawaii gigs, Tom Hall misses one due to injury.

Randy California
guitar/vocals
Ed Cassidy
drums
Steve Jones
bass
Tom Hall
guitar
| |
SPIRIT #12 (Oct - Dec 1974)
Mark Andes helps them get going again

before leaving for FIREFALL. First known tour dates are in October.

Randy California
guitar/vocals
Ed Cassidy
drums
Mark Andes
bass
| | |
SPIRIT #13 (Dec 1974 - Jan 1975)
A four-fifths reunion of the original band occurs for gigs at "Ebbet's Field" in Denver, CO, January 2 - 5, 1975.

They also played a New Years eve show in Detroit on Dec. 31, 1974.

Randy California
guitar/vocals
Ed Cassidy
drums
Mark Andes
bass/vocals
John Locke
keyboards
| |
SPIRIT #14 (Jan 1975 - Aug 1975)
Ex - FRANK ZAPPA / IKE & TINA sound engineer Barry Keene joins on bass. Band tours until legendary gig

at "Curtis Hixon Hall" in Tampa, FL on March 2nd. Taking over the hall from ALVIN LEE, who had cancelled (SPIRIT was to be the opening act), they sold out the hall, and financed the recording of SPIRIT OF 76 at local Tampa STUDIO 70. Signed by Mercury Records, they continue touring through the summer. Record the follow-up album, SON OF SPIRIT.

Randy California
guitar/vocals
Ed Cassidy
drums
Barry Keene
bass
| | |
SPIRIT #15 (Sep - Nov 1975)
John Locke rejoined the group to tour in support of the release of SON OF SPIRIT. Barry Keene leaves the group.
Randy California
guitar/vocals
Ed Cassidy
drums
Barry Keene
bass
John Locke
keyboards
| | |
SPIRIT #16 (Nov - Dec 1975)
Randy California
guitar/vocals
Ed Cassidy
drums
Matt Andes
bass
John Locke
keyboards
| | |
SPIRIT #17 (Jun - Aug 1976)
After recording FARTHER ALONG with all of the original members (save Jay Ferguson), and Matt Andes,

the touring unit below hit the road starting in July. It is also possible that the recording lineup played some gigs.

Randy California
guitar/vocals
Ed Cassidy
drums
John Turlep
bass/vocals
John Locke
keyboards
| | |
SPIRIT #1 (Reunion #1) (Aug 1976)
A little known fact is that there was actually more than one reunion concert during this time frame.

The first was in San Luis Obispo, CA, and it is likely that there were several shows prior to the infamous August 28th concert at the "Civic Center" in Santa Monica, CA. According to Jay, he thought a permanent reunion was certainly possible until the Neil Young incident during the Santa Monica concert. John Locke was very good friends with Neil, and his producer (and SPIRIT's on two albums) David Briggs. When Randy shoved a reportedly intoxicated Neil Young off stage during SPIRIT's encore, that was all for him. He reportedly left the stage screaming "I will never play with Randy again!!"

Randy California
guitar/vocals
Ed Cassidy
drums
John Locke
keyboards
Mark Andes
bass/vocals
Jay Ferguson
vocals/percussion
| |
SPIRIT #18 (Sep 1976 - ???)
Minus John Locke, the band continues the tour. The last known tour date - Sept. 26, in Miami.
Randy California
guitar/vocals
Ed Cassidy
drums
John Turlep
bass/vocals
| |
SPIRIT #19 (1977)
With the release of FUTURE GAMES, John Locke returns, despite his vow, for more touring.

Mercury drops the band from its label. The band records new songs later to appear on CHRONICLES and Randy's solo EURO-AMERICAN. John Locke leaves again.

Randy California
guitar/vocals
Ed Cassidy
drums
Larry "Fuzzy" Knight
bass/vocals
John Locke
keyboards
| | |
SPIRIT #20 (1978 - May 1979)
As Randy put it, "the power trio with class" (amen, brother!). What many, myself included,

consider to be one of the strongest and interesting line-ups other than the original group. Appear on German TV on ROCKPALAST on March 4, 1978, and record a live album at the "Rainbow" in London, on March 11, 1978. The album is released in three different configurations in late 1978 - early 1979. (LIVE; LIVE SPIRIT; MADE IN GERMANY).

Randy California
guitar/vocals
Ed Cassidy
drums
Larry "Fuzzy" Knight
bass/vocals
| | |
AQUA BLUE (??? 1978 OR ??? 1979)
An off-shoot band that Randy was really into, and "Fuzzy" wasn't.

Tom Hall played guitar on FUTURE GAMES, and was a good friend of Randy's, likely from his Hawaii days. I know of one gig at "The Rock Corporation" in Van Nuys, CA, exact date unknown.

Randy California
guitar/vocals
Ed Cassidy
drums
Larry "Fuzzy" Knight
bass/vocals
Tom Hall
guitar/vocals???
| |
SPIRIT #21 (May 1979??)
A very unclear period. Cass remembers at least rehearsing with this unit,

but is not certain whether they ever played live. It is also possible that Larry "Fuzzy" Knight returned until the band imploded in May, with Randy leaving for a solo career. Tim Bogert was the former bassist with VANILLA FUDGE, CACTUS and JEFF BECK.

Randy California
guitar/vocals
Ed Cassidy
drums
Tim Bogert
bass/vocals
Luke
keyboards
|
RANDY CALIFORNIA BAND #1 (Jun 1979 - Early 1980)
Jack Willoughby had been a roadie for SPIRIT. When Randy began auditioning for a new band,

he brought in his friend Steve "Liberty" Loria from Detroit on bass. They open for (at the time) ex-DEEP PURPLE vocalist Ian Gillan during a 21 date UK tour. They record a four song demo at Kingsway Studios in London on October 31st. Songs recorded were "Thinking Of You"; "You Stole My Heart"; "California Man"; and "Song For Laura". While in England, Randy is presented with a large petition to release POTATOLAND. The band can get no label support and disband. It is possible that Randy did some sort of very short promotional tour with a band including Ian Gillan, but I have not been able to discover any conclusive evidence.

Randy California
guitar/vocals
Jack Willoughby
drums
Steve "Liberty" Loria
bass/vocals
THE URGE (??? 1979 - ??? 1980
With Randy gone, Cass and "Fuzzy" start a new group and play clubs in the LA area.
Larry "Fuzzy" Knight
bass/vocals
Roy Cunningham
guitar/vocals
Ed Cassidy
drums
RAINBOW RED OXIDIZER (1980)
Cass' brief experiment with new wave! One album, RECORDED LIES, is released in the US and Germany.

The band plays a few LA area club dates, and appears on cable TV's NEW WAVE THEATRE.

Rainbow Red Oxidizer
vocals
Mars Bonfire
guitar
Leon Rubinhold
guitar
Gary Marker
bass
Ed Cassidy
drums
|
SPIRIT #22 (Oct 1980 - April 1981)
With the POTATOLAND mandate, Randy and Cass re-form with Liberty on bass.

The first gig is at the "Golden Bear" in Huntington Beach, CA on October 22nd, 1980. POTATOLAND is released in the spring of 1981.

Randy California
guitar/vocals
Ed Cassidy
drums
Steve "Liberty" Loria
bass/vocals
| | |
SPIRIT #23 (May - Aug 1981)
With POTATOLAND hitting the Top 40 on the UK charts,

the band adds George Valuck for extensive UK and European tours.

Randy California
guitar/vocals
Ed Cassidy
drums
Steve "Liberty" Loria
bass/vocals
George Valuck
keyboards/vocals
| | |
SPIRIT #22 (Reprise #1)(Sep 1981 - Apr 1982)
The band continues to tour without George Valuck.
Randy California
guitar/vocals
Ed Cassidy
drums
Steve "Liberty" Loria
bass/vocals
|
RANDY CALIFORNIA BAND #2 (May - Nov 1982)
With the European release of Randy's solo EURO-AMERICAN,

this line-up tour in support of the album, and record additional material.

Randy California
guitar/vocals
Preston Heyman
drums
Mike Sheppard
bass/vocals
|
SPIRIT #1 (Reunion #2) (Dec 1982 - Aug 1984)
With good financial backing, the original band reforms, and records old and new material

at the A&M Soundstage in Hollywood in December 1982. Originally this was going to be released on an audiophile label, but the band was picked up by Phonogram for a four album deal. Randy was also signed to a solo deal. The album is released in Europe in the spring of 1984 as THE THIRTEENTH DREAM, and in the US as SPIRIT OF 84, with different cover art. A short mini-tour plays the West in August 1984, and then Jay, John and Mark have to return to their other commitments.

Randy California
guitar/vocals
Ed Cassidy
drums
John Locke
keyboards
Mark Andes
bass
Jay Ferguson
vocals/percussion
| |
SPIRIT #24 (Oct - Nov 1984)
Recruiting Scott and Dave, the band continue touring in support of SPIRIT OF 84.
Randy California
guitar/vocals
Ed Cassidy
drums
Scott Monahan
keyboards/vocals
Dave Waterbury
bass/vocals
| | |
SPIRIT #25 (Dec 1984 - Early 1985)
Scott has other commitments, so the group continues touring as a trio.
Randy California
guitar/vocals
Ed Cassidy
drums
Dave Waterbury
bass/vocals
|
RANDY CALIFORNIA BAND #3 (Apr - Jul 1985)
Randy returns to Europe to support the release of his solo album RESTLESS.

Les Warner goes on to become the drummer for THE CULT.

Randy California
guitar/vocals
Les Warner
drums
Scott Monahan
keyboards/vocals
Mike Sheppard
bass/vocals
|
SPIRIT #26 (Aug -Dec 1985)
The band is signed by Chrysler to a package tour with THE FOUR TOPS, THE ASSOCIATION,

TOMMY JAMES, and MARK LINDSAY (ex- PAUL REVERE & THE RAIDERS) to raise funds for the restoration of the Statue Of Liberty. They also back-up Mark Lindsay during his set! In November, the group does a few Mid-West dates on it's own, and records a two song demo in Detroit for the next Phonogram album. One of the songs is "I Can't Stop It", which is never released. Phonogram/Mercury drops the band and Randy's solo efforts.

Randy California
guitar/vocals
Ed Cassidy
drums
Jay Ferguson
vocals
Freeman James
bass
Mike Lewis
keyboards/vocals
| |
SPIRIT #24 (Reprise #1) (Mar - Jun 1986)
This line-up continues to tour the US.
Randy California
guitar/vocals
Ed Cassidy
drums
Scott Monahan
keyboards/vocals
Dave Waterbury
bass/vocals
| | |
SPIRIT #27 (Jul 1986 - Jun 1987)
Walter Egan joins on bass. He had success in the early 80's with a solo career including the hit song "Magnet & Steel". For some local LA area gigs, the lineup also included Andrea Carol on percussion.
Randy California
guitar/vocals
Ed Cassidy
drums
Scott Monahan
keyboards/vocals
Walter Egan
bass/vocals
Andrea Carol
percussion
| | |
SPIRIT #28 (Jul 1987 - Jan 1988)
Scott becomes "superman" by playing keyboards/keyboard bass and vocals a la Ray Manzarek of THE DOORS,

after the departure of Walter Egan.

Randy California
guitar/vocals
Ed Cassidy
drums
Scott Monahan
keyboards/keyboard bass/vocals
| | |
SPIRIT #24 (Reprise #2)(Feb 1988)
Dave Waterbury returns for a gig in Philadelphia on Feb 14, 1988 and possibly others.
Randy California
guitar/vocals
Ed Cassidy
drums
Scott Monahan
keyboards/vocals
Dave Waterbury
bass/vocals
| | |
SPIRIT #28 (Reprise #1)(Jun-Dec 1988)
Randy California
guitar/vocals
Ed Cassidy
drums
Scott Monahan
keyboards/vocals
| | |
SPIRIT #29 (1989)
Signed by Miles Copeland to his IRS label, the band releases RAPTURE IN THE CHAMBERS in May,

with John Locke on keyboards, and Mark Andes on bass. It's possible that John may have done a few dates on keyboards. The above line-up tours the US and England. Scott leaves after the tour.

Randy California
guitar/vocals
Ed Cassidy
drums
Scott Monahan
keyboards/vocals
Mike Nile
bass/vocals
| | |
SPIRIT #30 (Feb 1990-Dec 1991)
After a second IRS album is rejected by the label, the band strikes out on it's own releasing

TENT OF MIRACLES in the summer of 1990. They tour the US and Europe extensively. CHRONICLES (1967-1992) is released in late 1991.

Randy California
guitar/vocals
Ed Cassidy
drums
Mike Nile
bass/vocals
| | |
SPIRIT #1 (Reunion #3) (Oct 1991)
The original line-up reunites one last time for two concerts opening up for THE DOOBIE BROTHERS.

The last one on October 27, 1991 in "Mile Square Park" in Fountain Valley, CA is a free concert sponsored by a radio station. It draws tens of thousands, but the band's wonderful performance is hampered by bad sound courtesy of THE DOOBIE BROTHERS crew.

Randy California
guitar/vocals
Ed Cassidy
drums
John Locke
keyboards
Mark Andes
bass
Jay Ferguson
vocals
| | |
SPIRIT #31 (Jan 1992)
John Locke returns briefly for some California gigs.

Mike Nile departs for Colorado, and Scott Monahan returns.

Randy California
guitar/vocals
Ed Cassidy
drums
Mike Nile
bass/vocals
John Locke
keyboards
| |
SPIRIT #28 (Reprise #2) (Feb 1992 - Nov 1993)
Scott returns to the band as they continue to tour.
Randy California
guitar/vocals
Ed Cassidy
drums
Scott Monahan
keyboards/keyboard bass/vocals
| | |
SPIRIT #22 (Reprise #2) (Dec 1993)
With Scott's ever more busy schedule doing TV/movie soundtracks, Liberty returns to do some LA area gigs.
Randy California
guitar/vocals
Ed Cassidy
drums
Steve "Liberty" Loria
bass/vocals
| |
SPIRIT #30 (Reprise #1) (Jan - Jun 1994)
Touring outside of the LA area, Mike Nile rejoins for a short tour.
Randy California
guitar/vocals
Ed Cassidy
drums
Mike Nile
bass/vocals
| |
SPIRIT #28 (Reprise #3) (Mar 1994 - 1995)
Scott returns for touring. They release LIVE AT LA PALOMA in 1995.

During some spring-summer 1994 dates Mike Nile fills in for Scott.

Randy California
guitar/vocals
Ed Cassidy
drums
Scott Monahan
keyboards/keyboard bass/vocals
| |
SPIRIT #32 (1996)
Due to the unavailability of Scott and Liberty to tour much out of the West Coast,

Randy and Cass employ professional "pick up" musicians to play bass and keyboards. There was a set of two musicians for Mid-West dates, and others for East Coast dates. The Mid-West players were Gary Bloom (keys/vocals) and Gordo (bass). Jack Geisenheimer plays bass on some East Coast gigs.

Randy California
guitar/vocals
Ed Cassidy
drums
| |
SPIRIT #33 (1996)
For several LA area gigs, this line-up performed.
Randy California
guitar/vocals
Ed Cassidy
drums
Scott Monahan
keybaords/vocals
Steve "Liberty" Loria
bass/vocals
| | |
SPIRIT #34 (1996)
For a final tour of Florida, the band uses East Coast keyboardist Tommy Beaumont,

who had opened for them in Savannah, GA the previous month. The last SPIRIT concert was November 24, 1996 at "Mr. Pub" in Ocala, FL.

Randy California
guitar/vocals
Ed Cassidy
drums
Tommy Beaumont
keyboards/vocals
Steve "Liberty" Loria
bass/vocals
| | |
SPIRIT #22 (Reprise #3) (Jan 1997)
With the release of CALIFORNIA BLUES, this line-up is set to leave

for a European tour when Randy drowns in Molokai on January 2, 1997.

Randy California
guitar/vocals
Ed Cassidy
drums
Steve "Liberty" Loria
bass/vocals
↑ Top  Edit  Print 
This page was last modified on August 02, 2009