Meet The Band
Spectrum Band Members:
Vocals: Kristine Renigen
Vocals: Jackie Bakewell
Bass Guitar: Arnold Flor
Drums: Artie Rosato - Founding Member
Keyboards: Brendan Rorke
Guitars / Vocals: John Liquori
Guitars / Vocals: Dave Connoly
Spectrum is based out of Long Island NY and performs a refreshing mix of songs from every era.
Who We Are
Birth Month: February
Favorite color: Blue (for now)
Hobbies: Baking, yoga, running
Favorite Band Moment or Memory: Having money thrown at us at my first gig with Spectrum
Favorite "Spectrum Song" to Perform: You're So Vain
Musical Influences: Sarah McLachlan, Pat Benatar, Journey, Karen Carpenter
Musical History: Kristine has been singing since she could speak. She studied piano at age 8 and flute at age 9. Prior to Spectrum, Kristine toured with Plaza Theatrical Productions starring in leading roles in numerous shows such as West Side Story, Beauty and The Beast and Bye Bye Birdie. She is currently a music teacher at Bach to Rock specializing in early childhood, voice, and piano.
Birth Month: December
Nickname: Jack, Cookgood
Favorite color: Green
Hobbies: Gardening, Video Games, Arranging music for accapella groups
Favorite Band Moment: Playing at a carnival where all my friends came an saw me perform for the first time on Lead vocals AND keys. After one of my solos they all went NUTS. It was hysterical and amazing!
Best Musical Memory: Singing "O Holy Night" for an audience of over 3,000 people during the Christmas season.
Favorite "Spectrum Song" to Perform: Perfect Illusion, Runaway Baby, and Boogie Oogie Oogie
Musical Influences: Sara Bareillis, John Mayer, The New York Voices
Musical History: Jackie has been singing in and out of school since the age of 3. She majored in Vocal Performance at Hofstra University. Her musical career accomplishments include : All State Vocal Jazz, A starring role in the Off-Broadway production of "Jekyll & Hyde". A starring role in the first ever english language production of "Rusalka" by Alexander Dargomyzhsky. In addition to Spectrum, Jackie continues to perform with professional choir eVoco Voice Collective. Yellow Brick Road Theatrical, a musical theater company. The Metropolitan Philharmonic Chorus, an opera company and Santa's Babies, a Christmas caroling quartet.
Birth Month: October
Favorite Color: Blue
Hobbies: golf, football
Favorite Musical Memory: Going to my first concert in 1977 to see Kiss at Nassau coliseum
Favorite "Spectrum Song" to Perform: Supernova
Musical Influences: Led Zeppelin, Kiss, Green day, Foo Fighters, Zebra
Musical History: Singing since 6 grade all through high school started playing guitar at 14 (self taught) first real band BLIND WITNESS 1983 - Spectrum 2017
Birth Month: August
Favorite Color: Blue
Hobbies: Bicycling, Reading, watching Horror and sci fi films
Favorite Musical Memory: Playing at an album release gig for one of my first original bands and having someone ask me to autograph their CD.
Favorite "Spectrum Song" to Perform: Walk Away, The Middle
Musical Influences: Pete Townshend, Ritchie Blackmore, Yngwie Malmsteen, Andy Summers, Nile Rodgers, Kermit the Frog, Jimi Hendrix, Eddie Van Halen, Scooby Do, Jeff Beck, Steve Howe, Alex Lifeson, my cat, James Brown, JS Bach, Brian May, Marvin the Martian, Steve Vai, the Moose from Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Musical History: Took formal lessons for about 4 years, studied classical guitar in college, later on took lessons in funk, swing, R&B and basic jazz. Played in various original bands as well as cover, wedding and tribute bands over the years.