Bitter Sweet Alley "Time to Move" (filmed on a cold roof top in Detroit) Check out the NEW release "BSA LIVE 1985 DETROIT" at http://garyspaniola.com. It's the closest thing to having a Time Machine. PLAY LOUD!
Bitter Sweet Alley was, Dave Gersztyn, Tim Marko, Gary Spaniola, Bill Blake and Rich Nelson
Gary Spaniola was in the successful Detroit band Bitter Sweet Alley, when he just decided to call it quits.
For 25 years, the new North Scottsdale resident avoided music and instead invented a high-end software system for home automation.
“I was in love with that,” he said. “I taught myself computer language and code. That’s how I designed that program.”
Now—much like music 25 years ago—he “can’t stand doing that.”
Spaniola returned to music recently, releasing “Beatles in ‘G,’” the first single from the upcoming album that will have a ’60s flair; the instrumental guitar album “Entropia” and the classical collection “Lost in Control.” He said he was hesitant to cover a Beatles song, so he recorded a medley as “Beatles in ‘G’” featuring his wife, Erica. She was formerly signed with Bob Seger’s manager, Punch Andrews.
Like all of his music, sales benefit St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.
“My main goal is whenever anyone buys the music, I double the donation and forward it to St. Jude’s,” Spaniola said. “I’ve been very fortunate. It’s my way to give back.
“People don’t realize if you get 10,000 people giving a dollar, that’s a lot of money. I’ve been doing that for over a year. This one lady on Facebook said, ‘Oh, my gosh. I love the classical one.’ I capped the match at $10,000, but now I’m at $25,000. I may up it to $50,000 and leave it there.”