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. Clarence Bowles would become the new drummer and most importantly, a mentor to help guide the band’s direction. A local blues jam introduced keyboardist, Amelia Rose, to the band. And the smooth vocalist, “Uncle Al” Jefferson, took over at bass. 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”.
November 1, Friday at 8 PM – 11 PM
Blue Spectrum returns to Larry B’s in Westerville
Larry B’s Sports Lounge
5926 Westerville Road, Westerville, Ohio 43081
Great music, great people and always a great time!!!
November 2, Saturday at 12 PM – 3 PM
Blue Spectrum plays Franklinton Farms Fall Festival
Franklinton Farms – Learning Garden
154 Hawkes Ave, Columbus, Ohio
Blue Spectrum will play from noon to 3 for this fun-filled event in Franklinton Farms Learning Garden
November 9, Saturday at 7 PM – 10 PM
Zayne of Blue Spectrum plays Paddy Mac’s
Paddy Mac’s Pub
5316 N High St, Columbus, Ohio 43214
Zayne Harshaw brings his guitar skills to Worthington’s Paddy Mac’s Pub. Going to be a great time!!!
November 15, Friday at 10 PM – 1 AM
Zayne of Blue Spectrum returns to Somerset
Wannabes Bar and Grill
109 Public Sq, Somerset, Ohio 43783
Zayne brings his scorching guitar back to Wannabees. Always a great time!!!
November 29 Friday 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.