Spread Eagle burst upon the scene playing a brand of rock that came straight from the gutter. When Paul DiBartolo (guitar) Rob De Luca (bass) and Tommi Gallo (drums) moved to New York City and met up with Ray West (vocals), East Coast Streetmetal was born.
Spread Eagle Band Photo

While rehearsing/writing in a dingy East Village basement for their first gig, rumors began leaking out to the record industry. The group was quickly snatched up and signed to MCA/Universal Records, then sent straight into the legendary Record Plant studios. Additional tunes for the debut album had to be written while recording was taking place. The self-titled debut was produced by Charlie Gambetta and featured wailing vocals and razor sharp guitar, demonstrated through songs such as Switchblade Serenade, Scratch Like A Cat and Broken City.

Spread Eagle Band Photo 1990

The honesty of Spread Eagle’s debut album quickly gained the band worldwide critical acclaim. British rock magazine Über Röck recently voted it as one of the top 20 glam albums of all time, along with Guns N’ Roses, Mötley Crüe, Hanoi Rocks and Skid Row.

Four years later, after the release and touring of their second album Open To The Public (also produced by Gambetta), the band took a break and went about their own personal projects.

In 2006 Ray and Rob reunited Spread Eagle for USA touring. In 2017 they toured Europe, including performances at Hull Metal Heaven and Hard Rock Hell festivals. 2018 started with signing to Frontiers Records SRL for their third studio album titled Subway To The Stars, which was released in 2019 to critical acclaim. Spread Eagle is currently at work demoing their fourth studio album.

Band Members

When vocalist Ray West isn’t fronting Spread Eagle he’s out with his project All Pointz West.
Rob De Luca on bass has also been touring, writing and recording in UFO for the past 13 years. In addition, he’s a member of the Sebastian Bach Band for 16 years, touring as direct support for Guns N’ Roses on their 2006-2012 Chinese Democracy World Tours and as a headliner.  Rob’s also the bassist in George Lynch and the Electric Freedom. He has also toured and/or recorded in Joan Jett And The Blackhearts, Helmet, Vinnie Moore, Mike Chlasciak (Halford), and OF EARTH. Rob has recorded for Grammy winning “Producer Of The Year” Steve Lillywhite and for Grammy winning “Album Of The Year” engineer Tom Camuso.

Ziv “Chevelle” Shalev
on guitar has demolished stages from CBGB’s to Carnegie Hall. He’s played on and produced over 50 full length albums, and counting!

Rik DeLucaRik DeLuca
joined Spread Eagle in 2010 and immediately hit the street running. His perfect blend of power and grace was exactly what the band needed. When Rik isn’t pounding drums, he’s producing, engineering and writing at his Blood Orange Sound Studios.
— Image by Deena Cavallo —