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Spencer Swain - ZOX ...
Spencer Swain - ZOX
Spencer Swain is a rock violinist who is piercing perceptions and injecting a blistering excitement into the indie rock scene.
has gained well-earned recognition throughout the U.S and Europe as one of the front men for ZOX.
became fascinated with the violin at the age of four and was classically trained from then on into college.
spent many hours in the practice room and on stage performing solo, as well as with orchestras and small ensembles.
Music has always been an important part of Spencer's life.
After two years of intense music conservatory study, Spencer
broke away from the classical scene.
moved to Providence, RI to find a new stage, and a band that would be open to his
developing, distinctive electric violin style.
found ZOX, a local college rock band that was playing parties and having fun, but they, too, were looking for something more.
"They wanted a classically trained violinist to play leads like a guitar.
I thought, sure, I can do that."
Within a few months, ZOX became a solidified unit comprised of Eli Miller, vox and guitar, John Zox on drums, Dan Edinberg on bass, and Spencer
on violin and vox.
Thankfully, someone forgot to tell Spencer Swain
—The Boston Tab
can also be found lending his
skills to independent studio session projects, as well as performing with the progressive-metal band Denimvenom.
Spencer Swain of ...
Spencer Swain of ZOX, March 10, 2008
JG: Spencer Swain is the ...
JG: Spencer Swain is the electric violinist for Zox.
We were having trouble getting his sound for a track on their new album, which will release in early 2008.
After trying a few fancy mic setups, he said that he loved the sound when he was out in the room right next to his amp while he was tracking.
I set up a super clean signal path with a super flat omni and went straight to tape, and he was happy with that.
Amore Music - Amore Magazine
The three met the conservatory trained violinist Spencer Swain of Connecticut, while auditioning players in the basement of their Brown University dormitory.
We found Spencer
through a classified ad for a violinist who was into punk rock music.We didn't get too many responses to that ad, so we asked Spencer
to join the band as soon as we saw the Transformers sticker on his
bumper and the skull on his
Eli tells about the album covers, "Our violinist, Spencer Swain
did the artwork for The Wait, as well as all the artwork for Take Me Home and almost all the ZOX merchandise.
We usually sing some doo-wop or something to warm up, then Spencer
takes off his
shoes and we all run for cover to escape the smell."Sting and company danced barefoot as often as possible so Spencer
would fit right in, as long as he
Described by The Village Voice as ...
Described by The Village Voice as "a cross between Eddie Van Halen and Papa John Creach," violinist Spencer Swain adds swirling textures and searing melodies that range from the pretty to the profane.