The Ken Spivey Band
The Ken Spivey Band is an MTV.com praised Time Lord Rock group that combines Steampunk elements with mad Celtic energy into Time-Wimey, theatrical, and comedic revelry.
Established musician and entertainer Ken Spivey has expanded his Renaissance act into the science fiction/fantasy world by performing his critic and fan acclaimed original music based on the long running British science fiction series, Doctor Who.
In addition Ken has sat on or led numerous Doctor Who related panels at conventions all over the southeastern US where he synthesizes his academic background in Gender Theory, Sexuality, and Romantic Relationships in the Ancient and Modern World with the spheres of pop culture and science fiction.
Due to his Doctor Who music’s popularity, his fan approachability, and extensive knowledge of all things Whovian, Ken has quickly become one of the largest unofficial voices for young adult Doctor Who fandom.
Donald Kenneth’s professional music career began with weekly performances of Beatles covers in teen centers. In high school, he played guitar, bass, keyboards, and sang lead vocals in his own bands. He opened for or backed up scores of hit makers, including the founder of the Outlaws, the Beach Boys, Neil Diamond, Strawberry Alarm Clock,? and the Mysterions, the Troggs, the James Gang, Rick Derringer and the McCoys, Bobby Womac, the Buckinghams, the Night Crawlers, the Royal Guardsmen, the Standells, Shades of Blue, teen heart throb Bobby Sherman and many more. After hearing his opening act, Grammy Winner Bobby Goldsboro even plugged Donald Kenneth’s band, on the Joey Bishop Show. During college, he supported himself by performing six nights a week at an Irish themed restaurant. He also found time to open for such groups as Golden Earring and guitar legend Robin Trower before crowds of thousands. After college, he played “snob rock” on the country club circuit and country music on the “animal circuit” (i.e. Elks, Moose, etc.). During the first part of the past decade, he performed with and directed the inspirational rock band, “Just Cause,” with his son. Born with a poet’s heart, Donald Kenneth has written over 50 songs to date. An avid Whovian, Sir Donald now writes and performs crowd pleasing Celtic Gallifreyan music. Donald Kenneth is also a science correspondent for Dr Geek’s Lab. http://www.drgeeklab.com/
Soon after graduating from the University of South Florida’s School of Music, Brooke Pulin pursued a Masters of Music Therapy at Florida State University. Brooke has performed in productions of Puccini’s “La Rondine,” Mozart’s “The Magic Flute,” and various other operatic works. A life long studio musician, with a past rooted in Jazz and Classical music, Brooke brings unique musical insight and beautiful melodic counterbalance to The Ken Spivey Band’s existing rock line-up. Brooke met Ken at USF in the mid 2000’s, in his early songwriting days, but graduate school and other musical commitments prevented the two musicians from collaborating until recently. When Brooke discovered Doctor Who, the Time Lord Rock trio soon invited Pulin to join their “timey wimey” ranks. Adding piano, keyboard, guitar, bass, and stunning vocal parts, this well rounded musician brings an extra element of harmonic elegance to The Ken Spivey Band.