SPYDER - Rock, Pop, R&B, Blues, Originals

05/05/22, 20:00

Ivo SPYDER Křižan was born in Brno. He emigrated from the former Czechoslovakia to the USA.
The guitar enchanted him at the age of eight and became a lifelong love. The Romani guitar virtuoso had the first and fundamental influence on him
In Germany, Ivo won the audition for solo guitar in the musicals HAIR and JESUS ​​CHRIST SUPERSTAR. At HAIR, he met Donna Gates Summer, who later hired him as a studio guitarist to record her R&B songs. He also performed with the Scottish band Middle Of The Road and jammed for 5 hours with the band Deep Purple
after their Munich concert at Circus Krone.
Before leaving for the USA, he toured with Udo Jurgens.
He spent 8 years in the US playing only in black groups and became famous as the first white and European! guitarist in exclusively black bands.
He was hired by the Hells Angels and his residency in Texas
considers it one of the special chapters of his music school of life.
Motto 1: play anytime, anywhere
Motto 2: be an employed musician
Motto 3: stay modest
MUSIC with which Ivo collaborated or jammed in the USA:
Berry Gordy Jr. (Motown Gram. Spol.); Jeff "Skunk" Baxter (Doobie Brothers); Richie Hayward (Little Feat);
Doug Ingle (Iron Butterfly); Mitch Mitchell (Jimi Hendrix); Jan Hammer; Jeff Beck; Donna Summer;
Edwin Starr (Motown); Terry Bozzio (Zappa, Missing Persons); Patrick O'Hearn (Zappa, Missing Persons); Warren Cucurullo (Duran Duran, Missing Persons);
Miroslav Vitous; John McLaughlin (Mahavishnu Orchestra); Ian Paice (Deep Purple); Roger Glover (Deep Purple); Richie Blackmore (Deep Purple); Jeff Bogart (Beck, Bogart & Appice); Stevie Ray Vaughn; Vinnie Collaiuta;
Jack Bruce (Cream); Eddie Van Halen (Van Halen); Allan Holdsworth; Tony Williams; Mary J. Blige; Tony Saunders;
Melba Moore; Doug Lunn (Bruce Springsteen); Andy Summers (Police)
The above list contains celebrities, however Ivo jammed / jams with countless
unknown highly talented musicians from whom he did not forget to learn anything.