“Life is not to be viewed through the single lens of a diagnosis but to be lived through the Spectrum of potential, promise and purpose.”

A Spectrum of Blues, Rock, R&B, Soul, Pop, and Jazz

OUR STORY

It was always Zayne Harshaw’s dream to have a band. He was diagnosed with autism at the age of four. When he was 14-years old, this self-taught guitarist would walk up to total strangers and ask them to be a member of his (at the time) non-existent band. At age 17, Zayne’s dream would become a reality on a snowy Saturday afternoon on January 19, 2013.

A Special Olympics teammate of many years joined as a rhythm guitarist. The autistic teen social group, Aspirations, which is held at the Nisonger Center at OSU, was where he met a bassist. The autistic teen social group held at Children’s Hospital would add a drummer. This foursome came together under the name of “Spectrum”.

The band name would eventually be changed to “Blue Spectrum” due to the “Spectrum” name itself being so prevalent and “Blue” being Zayne’s favorite color. The new name also brought new dimensions.  A local blues jam introduced keyboardist, Amelia Rose, to the band. And the smooth vocalist, “Uncle Al” Jefferson, took over at bass. The Blue Spectrum family has since expanded to include saxophone extraordinaire, Clifford Marsh. But even with the changes, the message remained the same.

Together they share a deep love of creating and performing music and living the impassioned motto of Blue Spectrum: “Life is not to be viewed through the single lens of a diagnosis but to be lived through the Spectrum of potential, promise and purpose”.

Spectrum Sound

SCHEDULE

March 5, 2020 Thursday at 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Zayne of Blue Spectrum plays for Autism Society of Cincinnati

Taft’s Brewing Company (Brewpourium)
4831 Spring Grove Avenue, Cincinnati 45232

Zayne Harshaw of Blue Spectrum brings his scorching guitar skills to Cincinnati to help celebrate RAAC’s 20 years of service to the community of Cincinnati.


March 8, 2020 Sunday at 2 PM – 4 PM
Blue Spectrum takes their sound to Miami University

Miami University Armstrong Student Center
550 E Spring St, Oxford, Ohio 45056

Blue Spectrum adds their sound to the Best Buddies Choir Concert.


March 13, 2020 Friday at 10 PM – 1 AM
Zayne of Blue Spectrum returns to Somerset

Wannabees Bar & Grill
107 W Main St, Somerset, Ohio 43783

Zayne brings his hot guitar skills back to Wannabees in Somerset, Ohio. Great people and great music!!!


March 14, 2020 Sunday at 12 PM – 7 PM
Zayne of Blue Spectrum plays Tommy O’Bryans and My Bar 161

Tommy O’Bryan’s Pub
8270 Sancus Blvd, Columbus, Ohio 43081

99.7 The Blitz is in the house 3/14 AND 3/17 getting Polaradises best St Patty’s day party rocking !

LIVE ENTERTAINMENT
3/14
ZAYNE FROM THE BLUE SPECTRUM BAND
SIX FOOT BLONDE
GRAVY

3/17
ZAYNE FROM THE BLUE SPECTRUM BAND
TOMMYS DEBUT OF BRAT MADLY
THE WET BANDITS

FOOD TRUCKS FROM OPEN TO CLOSE BOTH DAYS
IRISH DANCERS AND BAG PIPERS


March 17, 2020 Tuesday at 9 AM – 7 PM
Zayne of Blue Spectrum plays Tommy O’Bryans and My Bar 161

Tommy O’Bryan’s Pub
8270 Sancus Blvd, Columbus, Ohio 43081

Zayne brings his scorching guitar to St. Patrick’s Day celebrations at two locations: Tommy O’Bryans and My Bar 161.


March 26, 2020 Thursday at 6 PM – 8 PM
Zayne of Blue Spectrum plays BrewDog USA

BrewDog USA
96 Gender Road, Canal Winchester, Ohio 43110

Zayne brings his smoking guitar skills to Canal Winchester’s BrewDog USA.


March 27, 2020 Friday at 7 PM – 10 PM
Zayne of Blue Spectrum plays My Bar 161

My Bar 161
3534 W Dublin Granville Rd, Columbus, Ohio 43235

Zayne brings his scorching guitar to My Bar 161. Enjoy great music and awesome stromboli.


March 28, 2020 Saturday at 7 PM – 10 PM
Zayne of Blue Spectrum returns to Tommy O’Bryans

Tommy O’Bryan’s Pub
8270 Sancus Blvd, Columbus, Ohio 43081

Zayne brings his searing guitar sound back to Tommy O’Bryan’s Pub for a fun night of music.

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