Spurge started in Nashville 2013 when Jen (bass) started writing instrumental music for her own amusement. She felt she had found her voice sonically during the creation of "The Untitled EP" and decided to play a few local live shows. She recruited the drummer in her previous band, a local metal guitarist and a jazz college student. They were received warmly in the scene. In 2015 Jen got a promotion and moved to Atlanta. She had to rebuild the band. She kept the same formula. Gospel drummer, metal guitarist, and jazz guitarist, This current iteration has been playing regionally since then. The last show was with Tony Mcalpine right before COVID. COVID hit and the group recorded their latest, Crown. They are planning a secret show this fall in Atlanta to celebrate the release of Crown. They are also releasing a video for the EP's first single, 57 this fall. The current line up is Jen on bass (Berklee grad, gigging musician.) Charles on guitar (gigging musician, gear head and technical master.) Marlon on drums (musical family, marching band, gospel, R&B.) Ben on lead guitar (gigging musician, shreddy Krueger.)
Entering 2022, there is a new chapter. Marlon is pursing cover gigs, Ben has become a father, and Charles is playing with Sight Of Theia (although he still plays with Spurge, too.). Jen went to a pool party over the summer and ran into fellow underground musician Bri Foxx. Jen started playing drums with Bri in August, and the two decided to record a few Spurge tunes. The EP will be out this Spring, however, the new single is out Jan 1st 2022!