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Bruce Spiegel..... jeweler, bassist & entrepreneur.

Here's a bit about the bassist.

Born in New York & raised in the San Fernando Valley, California.  Bruce Spiegel, no relation to the catalog, started with a Hofner Beatle Bass & Fender Jazz Bass in the ‘70’s in  “The Valley.” Bruce’s got his performing start with popular straight-rock band, Out To Lunch, featuring guitarist Michael O’Neill who has been touring/playing in recent years with George Benson, Andrew Ford &  David Garfield.  Bruce auditioned for bassist on The Monkees, didn’t get the gig. Oh well.  While living in Santa Cruz, Bruce performed with a trio fronted by vocalist Joyce Yarrow (yes, the late Peter Yarrow’s sister) doing the folk scene in the late 70’s & adding fire to her album on Pacific Arts  “Jumping Mouse.”   Played with Emmy Nominated composer Michael Silversher, composer of countless Disney film songs & film scores in the Bay area.  In the 80’s, Bruce met  Chris & Mark Petersen  (Chris from Pure Prairie League),  to form Bay Area Country Rock group, Sarabande, performing the same venues as the Garcia Brothers and Doobie Brothers.  In a short stint back east, Bruce auditioned with Little Feat before returning to L.A. found a Jewelry Business.  Bruce’s influences on Bass are Paul McCartney, Chris Squire, Jack Bruce, Leland Sklar & Nathan East.   Currently, In addition to studio work, Bruce currently performs with:

== The Neil Deal, recognized as America’s #1 Neil Young & Crazy Horse Tribute band.  www.neildeal.com  
== The BoneSharks, the legendary kings of instrumental surf & classic rock music. www.bonesharks.com
 
Bruce plays Fender, Rickenbacker &  Carvin Basses, Galien-Kreuger  Amplification & is available for studio session work.
 
On a recent cruise tour, Bruce got the chance to meet with legendary bassist Nathan East & saxophonist Tom Scott (see picture page).

Here's a bit about the jeweler..........

Following an education that included post graduate studies at San Jose State University, Bruce attended the Gemological Institute of America for training in Diamonds and joined his father Sam in a new & growing jewelry wholesale business in Los Angeles.  Today Bruce heads Jewelryfactory.com dealing in fine platinum, gold & silver jewelry of all kinds. The firm deals with licensed products for the National Hot Rod Association & DaimlerChrysler's PT Cruiser as well as the Los Angeles Police Dept.  Bruce is a nationally recognized expert in the creation, appraisal & repair of fine jewelry.  In the Los Angeles business community, Bruce served as President of the Universal City North Hollywood Chamber of Commerce for 2003-2004. Co-Executive Director of the 70,000+ NoHo Theatre & Arts Festival 2005-2006 & is a sought after speaker for network marketing firms as well as supplying entertainers via Spiegel Entertainment Int'l  www.spiegelintl.com for numerous venues & festivals across the USA.  Check out www.jewelryfactory.com

Here's a bit about Bruce, personally.

After moving to California from New York, Bruce's folks settled in the, then undeveloped, San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles. Attending parochial elementary schools, Madison Jr. High,  Polytechnic High & L.A. Valley College. Bruce began playing guitar at the age of 12 & in bands in Jr.High with his buddies to this day Jay Lefkowitz, John Barletta & Michael Silversher he began to play bass as the band had too many guitar players.
Bruce moved to Northern California for his completion of a BA & graduate work at San Jose State University, doing radio broadcasting & rock n roll on the side.  Living in Santa Cruz in the late 1970's was a trip (probably still is, time stands still there!).
On a business trip to New York City, Bruce met his wife of 27 years, Zeda Dallas, pretty much by accident, though there are no coincidences.  These two are one incredible couple, just ask anyone who knows them.