Country music front man Spencer Maige has been playing music for nearly 25 years, and if he has it his way, he will still be performing for at least another 25 years.
“I love to sing. I love to entertain. I live and breathe music… maybe to a fault. It was my first true love, and is something I will do until I die.”
Spencer Maige was born in Tallahassee, Florida and excelled as an athlete in high school. He attended Godby High School where he played football and was a captain of the wrestling team. Spencer was a Florida state finalist in wrestling his junior and senior years. However, he discovered his love for music in his sophomore year when he was the front man for a country band. He also regularly sang at his church as a teen.
In high school, Spencer knew he wanted to pursue music as his career. In 1995, he asked for a guitar for graduation from high school and began to teach himself to play. Once he was able to play and sing, he was hooked. At this point, he began writing music as well.
After graduation, Spencer attended Tallahassee Community College and earned an Associate of Arts degree, then went on To Florida State University, where he studied Business Administration. While in college, Spencer was asked to front a local Tallahassee band called “The Redwood Band.”
In October of 1999, Spencer and the guitarist decided to start their own band: “Reckless.” They signed with a booking agent and began playing all the time. “Reckless” had a great following on the campus of FSU since they played at Potbellies every other Tuesday night. They played a lot of parties for the Greek community. They were very popular on campus and Tallahassee and gained notoriety on other campuses as well.
During his senior year in college, Spencer transferred to Belmont University to finish up a bachelor’s degree in Marketing of Music Business. As Spencer was pursuing his music career, he was also courting his wife, Brandi whom he met when he was 13 and she was 12.
Life was busy for Spencer as he was working full-time, going to school full-time, playing in a band part-time, and planning a move to Nashville to attend Belmont. He was continuing to write music as well. In 2001, Spencer and Brandi were married. Today, they live just outside of Nashville with their two beautiful children.
“Reckless” has been playing the college, club, and corporate circuit for more than 15 years. “Reckless” is primarily a cover band, although they have recorded a few albums. Spencer has plans to release a solo EP of 5 songs that he is currently recording.