About The Band
Established musician and entertainer Ken Spivey has expanded his Renaissance act into the science fiction/fantasy world by performing his critic and fan acclaimed original music based on the long running British science fiction series, Doctor Who. His band, The Ken Spivey Band, was recently named by MTV.com as one of the premier Time Lord Rock bands.
Ken Spivey is also the founder and driving force behind the Time Lord Fest conventions which have thus far taken place in Tampa, Orlando, and Atlanta. The Time Lord Fests are quickly becoming the largest Doctor Who conventions in the state of Florida, with each convention drawing between 360 and 700 attendees.
In addition Ken has sat on or led numerous Doctor Who related panels at conventions all over the southeastern US where he synthesizes his academic background in Gender Theory and Alternative Sexualities in the Ancient World with the spheres of pop culture and science fiction.
Due to his Celtic Doctor Who music’s popularity, his fan approachability, and extensive knowledge of all things Whovian, Ken has quickly become one of the largest unofficial voices for young adult Doctor Who fandom.
“It was a pleasure to work with the Ken Spivey Band at TimeGate this year. They were consummate professionals, very courteous, and the show they performed was outstanding. They drew a large audience and kept them entertained for a solid hour, singing clever songs and getting the audience members involved. I look forward to working with them again in the future!”
Alan Siler, Vice President TimeGate Convention http://www.timegatecon.org/
“The Ken Spivey Band is an excellent addition to a full entertainment line-up or on there own. The Ken Spivey Band is a high energy musical group that keeps you interested, and before you know it, you’re singing along. We received very positive feedback from our patrons, and we are excited to work with the Ken Spivey Band for many years to come”
Jeremy Croteau, Executive Producer, Sarasota Medieval Fair, Inc
“Ken Spivey is the cat’s pajamas. Not only does he have awesome stage presence, but his music will stick with you like sweet caramel sticks in your teeth, leaving a delicious memory for your brain to keep tasting for many nights to come”
Orianna Kurrus, Fashion Designer/Artist
“Good, old fashioned pub rock…”
John Ferguson, Empire Nightclub (Ybor City)
“‘I’m like a guy you talk to at the end of the bar who tells you about all his bad relationships. Only I have a guitar.”
TBT interview with Ken
Donald Kenneth’s professional music career began with weekly performances of Beatles covers in teen centers. In high school, he played guitar, bass, keyboards, and sang lead vocals in his own bands. He opened for or backed up scores of hit makers, including the founder of the Outlaws, the Beach Boys, Neil Diamond, Strawberry Alarm Clock,? and the Mysterions, the Troggs, the James Gang, Rick Derringer and the McCoys, Bobby Womac, the Buckinghams, the Night Crawlers, the Royal Guardsmen, the Standells, Shades of Blue, teen heart throb Bobby Sherman and many more. After hearing his opening act, Grammy Winner Bobby Goldsboro even plugged Donald Kenneth’s band, on the Joey Bishop Show. During college, he supported himself by performing six nights a week at an Irish themed restaurant. He also found time to open for such groups as Golden Earring and guitar legend Robin Trower before crowds of thousands. After college, he played “snob rock” on the country club circuit and country music on the “animal circuit” (i.e. Elks, Moose, etc.). During the first part of the past decade, he performed with and directed the inspirational rock band, “Just Cause,” with his son. Born with a poet’s heart, Donald Kenneth has written over 50 songs to date. An avid Whovian, Sir Donald now writes and performs crowd pleasing Celtic Gallifreyan music. Donald Kenneth is also a science correspondent for Dr Geek’s Lab. http://www.drgeeklab.com/