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 MAY 3, 2019 8 PM – 11 PM
Blue Spectrum Returns to Westerville at Larry B’s
Larry B’s Sports Lounge
5926 Westerville Road, Westerville, Ohio 43081
Blue Spectrum returns to Larry B’s in Westerville. Always a great time with a great group of people.
Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 12 PM – 2 PM
Blue Spectrum plays Franklinton Farms Spring Festival
Franklinton Farms – Learning Garden
154 Hawkes Ave, Columbus, Ohio
Blue Spectrum will play from noon to 2 for this fun-filled event in Franklinton Farms Learning Garden at 154 Hawkes Ave.
Friday, May 17, 2019 at 7:30 PM – 11:30 PM
Blue Spectrum Is Returning Back To Hillcrest in Johnstown
Hillcrest Golf Course Bar and Restaurant
8866 Sportsman Club Rd, Johnstown, Ohio 43031
Blue Spectrum is returning back to Johnstown!!!
Great music, great food and great folks!!!
Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 7 PM – 10 PM
Zayne of Blue Spectrum plays The Press Box in Grove City
4063 Hoover Rd, Grove City, Ohio 43123
Zayne Harshaw of Blue Spectrum brings his scorching guitar back to Grove City via the newly renovated Press Box.
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 7 PM – 11 PM
Zayne of Blue Spectrum opens Music Movement Charity Concert
BB King’s Blues Club Orlando
9101 International Dr, Ste 2230, Orlando, Florida 32819
Join us for Music Movement 4th Annual Charity Concert featuring country music superstar, Joe Nichols, up-and-coming star Billy Dawson and more!
All proceeds from the concert benefit music therapy for young people with Autism and other learning difference.
We are proud to announce Music Movement Ambassadors, Billy Dawson and Zayne Harshaw to open our 4th annual charity concert in Orlando on May 21st with headliner, Joe Nichols. Sponsorship/Tickets are available on our homepage below:
Friday, May 31, 2019 at 7 PM – 10 PM
Zayne of Blue Spectrum returns back to My Bar 161
My Bar 161
3534 W Dublin Granville Rd, Columbus, Ohio 43235
Zayne brings his searing guitar back to My Bar 161. Come enjoy the music and the best stromboli in town.