Spill the Wine is a San Francisco Bay Area based band that is committed to spreading joy through booty-shaking music. The artists in the band have backgrounds ranging from musical theatre to jazz, and they bring tremendous variety to this popular music project. Covering hits from the Jackson 5 to Maroon 5, STW has earned a solid reputation as the bay area’s favorite party band. The core group of 5 players can grow to 7 or 8 depending on the event. Founded in 2009, STW has played venues large and small, including summer festivals (Capitola, Moraga, St. Helena, Alameda), restaurants, (The Lake Chalet, Half Moon Bay Brewing Company, Spiesekammer), Wineries (Rock Wall, Darcie Kent, McGrail’s), night clubs (Rellik Tavern, Dan’s Bar, Grant and Green, Hard Rock San Francisco, Main Street Brewing Co), and private events.
Kelly grew up in rural Minnesota, and she developed her unique vocal style singing in theatre and with Blues, R and B and Indie Bands. She led the popular local group Kelly's Kitchen in the Bay Area before lending her gifts to Spill the WIne in 2009
Paul's musical career began in the upstate New York chitlin circuit, where he developed a lasting fondness for pork chop sandwiches and sweet potato pie. After a 20-year break to raise a litter of kids Professor Young founded the Blue Swamis, a blues and jam band. The Blue Swamis have shared the stage with Eric Lindell, Papa Mali, members of the Dead Kennedys and a long list of others.
Paul is an amazing musician playing guitar, keyboards and singing too!
Jon grew up in Florida, where he showed his love for creating music from an early age, attempting to record original songs on his RadioShack cassette recorder. He played trombone from middle school through his first year of college and was even ranked the second-best high school trombonist in Florida during his senior year. But Jon eventually sold his trombone to buy a guitar and has never looked back, playing in a variety of classic rock, pop, Americana, jazz, and originals bands. We are accepting donations to get a trombone for Jon.
David hails from Philadelphia where he studied music at Temple University. His passion is jazz, but he has extensive experience in theatre, churches, big bands and popular music. He loves to dance almost as much as he loves playing music, You might say he stands out from the crowd.
Steve Middleton started playing drums in high school on the east coast. He thought he hit the big time when the band he was in was called to replace Hall and Oats at a town celebration. The band was not immediately signed to a record deal, allowing Steve to continue playing in a range of bands through college. His genres include funk, pop, rock and any tune that gets people up and moving. Often mistaken for Nicolas Cage, Steve's favorite movie is Raising Arizona.