Wild T and the Spirit Biography (Wikipedia)
Wild T & the Spirit is a Canadian blues rock band, fronted by guitarist Tony Springer.
Formed in 1990 by Springer with bassist Brian Dickie and drummer Danny Bilan (formerly of Moxy), the band released its Warner Bros. debut album, 'Love Crazy', in 1991. Bassist Kojo Ferguson toured with the band in support of 'Love Crazy' , appearing in the video for "Midnight Blues". Nazeem Lakay soon replaced Brian Dickie on bass.
The following year, Springer was invited to play guitar on David Bowie's album Black Tie White Noise. Following that album and tour, Wild T & the Spirit released their second Warner Bros. album, 'Givin' Blood', in 1993, and the band toured Canada as a supporting act for Bon Jovi to promote the album. 'Givin' Blood' earned a Juno Award nomination for Best Hard Rock Album at the 1994 Juno Awards, and gave the band a Canadian chart hit with "Loveland".
In the latter half of the 1990s, Springer spend time in Chicago, Ill. performing as a sideman with various blues artists. Springer returned to Toronto and the band continued to play concert venues throughout Eastern Canada with new members, bassist Chas Laurie and former Frozen Ghost drummer John Bouvette. In 2000, band released the new album 'Strange Modern'. Chaz Laurie left the band and was replaced by bassist Guenther Kapelle (Chris Antonik Band, Todd Wolfe).