McGuire made his musical debut at the Chicago Peace and Freedom Festival in 2008 and has played shows across the country ever since. Beyond his dedication to touring, McGuire has always held a strong sense of community, which lead to the 2011 creation of Loud As Folk in Reno, NV. 2014 marked his first release on vinyl: Audiobiography - a full length album produced with Six Mile Station. 2014 also offered an invitation to sing the national anthem at the National Championship Air Races. in 2015 Graph Tech Guitar Labs welcomed Spike as an endorsed artist.
Spike has shared the stage with such greats as: Lucero, Jerrod Niemann, Roger Clyne and The Peacemakers, and Johnny Two Bags (Social Distortion). Festival appearances include Lightning In A Bottle (Bradley, CA), Moonruners Music Festival (Chicago, IL), and a headlining performance at Rollin' On The River/Artown (Reno, NV).
Gilmore began his musical endeavors at age 16 as the primary songwriter and lead vocalist of The Kanes. The group released two albums: 2009's Welcome to the Renaissance and 2013's Black Magic. The latter was honored as Reno-Gazette Journal's 2013 album of the year. "Nightmare" - the first track off Black Magic - is also available on over 60,000 TouchTunes jukeboxes across the United States. Gilmore self-booked regional tours for The Kanes, leading them to perform at venues such as: The Triple Door (Seattle), Hotel Utah (San Francisco), The Whisky A-Go-Go (Hollywood), and Rainbow (Hollywood) and appear alongside acts like: New Politics, The Ataris, Unwritten Law, Authority Zero, Rebelution, and Murs.
During fall of 2014, in true DIY fashion, Gilmore began booking what would eventually turn into a 10 month national tour with his backing group KARMA. Throughout the 20,000 mile trek, the band played over 100 shows in 25 states at storied venues such as The Bitter End (NY), Cafe Wha? (NY), The Double Door (Chicago), Springwater Supper Club (Nashville), and The Legendary Dobbs (Philadelphia).