Tony Springer

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Tony Springer
Born Trinidad and Tobago
Origin Canada
Genres Blues-rock
Instruments Guitarist
Labels Guitar
Associated acts Wild T and the Spirit

Tony "Wild T" Springer is a Trinidadian/Canadian blues-rock guitarist.

Early life[edit]

Springer was born and raised in Trinidad and Tobago;[1] he played with a number of reggae and calypso bands as a teenager.


Springer later moved to Canada, settling in Toronto and playing local clubs in a Jimi Hendrix tribute band.[2] He joined Rough Trade in 1986 as the band was becoming less active;[2] they broke up in 1988.

In 1990 Springer took on the stage name Wild T, and launched his own band, Wild T and the Spirit. In 1992 Wild T was nominated for a Juno award as most promising male vocalist.[3] Springer also appeared as a guest musician on David Bowie's 1993 album Black Tie White Noise.

Wild T & the Spirit had several lineups over the years, and released a number of albums,[4][5] including Givin' Blood, which was nominated for a Juno Award in 1994.[6][7] The band toured in Europe, Canada and the United States,[8] and continues to perform and record as of 2017.[9]


  1. ^ " Wild T & the Spirit" AllMusic Biography by John Bush
  2. ^ a b "One slow-cookin' Trade show". The Globe and Mail, January 31, 1986.
  3. ^ "Most Promising Male Vocalist of the Year 1992". Juno Awards website.
  4. ^ "Wild T and the Spirit - New and Notable Releases". NOW Toronto, by Brent Raynor May 20, 2004
  5. ^ "INTERVIEW: FEB.27th, 2017 TONEY SPRINGER (WILD T)", The Wire, May 29, 2017 Deb Draper
  6. ^ "I Am Ashamed". The Nerve Magazine - May 2005 page 10.
  7. ^ "Best Hard Rock Album 1994". Juno Awards website.
  8. ^ "Wild T & The Spirit to Tour Europe". Blues WebZine, 3 April 2009
  9. ^ "First Halifax guitar fest rocks Cunard Centre". Chronicle Herald, Photos by ADRIEN VECZAN April 27, 2015

External links[edit]