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”.
Friday, August 30, 2019 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.
Friday, September 6, 2019 at 8:30 PM – 11 PM
Blue Spectrum returns to the Grandview Heights Ox Roast
1080 W 1st Ave, Grandview Heights, Ohio 43212
Saturday, September 7, 2019 at 7:30 PM – 11:30 PM
Blue Spectrum returns to Johnstown
Hillcrest Golf Course Bar and Restaurant
8866 Sportsman Club Rd, Johnstown, Ohio 43031
Friday, September 13, 2019 at 8 PM – 11 PM
Blue Spectrum returns to Westerville
Larry B’s Sports Lounge
5926 Westerville Road, Westerville, Ohio 43081
Always a great time with the great folks of Larry B’s
Sunday, September 15, 2019 at 3 PM – 7 PM
Blue Spectrum debuts at Papa Boo’s on Buckeye Lake
11356 Avondale Rd, Thornville, Ohio 43076
Blue Spectrum debuts at Papa Boo’s at Buckeye Lake. Great music at a great location on the lake!!!
Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 12 PM – 2 PM
Blue Spectrum returns to the CMN Memorial Garden
The CMN Memorial Garden
1200 Brentnell Ave, Columbus, Ohio 43219
Blue Spectrum returns to the beautiful and resourceful CMN Memorial Garden.
Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 9 PM – 1 AM
Blue Spectrum debuts at Shaker’s
Shaker’s Bar & Grille
385 Georgesville Rd, Columbus, Ohio 43228
The Blue Spectrum sound is coming to Shaker’s!!!