David Fredericks, Billy Carmassi, Peter Bonow, Mark Karan & Tina Schon
San Francisco, California
(By Way of Bellingham and Wenatchee, WA)
1979 - 1980


Peter Bonow ~ Bass, Vocals
Billy Carmassi ~ Drums
David Frederick ~ Guitar, Vocals
Mark Karan ~ Guitar, Vocals
Davie Sykes ~ Bass

Our house burned down in ’79, after I had been talking to Dave about his new band in the Bay Area.   I called him and he invited me to join Spys, which he was re-forming.   I replaced Davie Sykes (last heard playing with Boston).

Spys played all the hot spots in the Bay Area.   We had a lot of support from people who had come from the Journey organization:  road manager, publicist, etc.  But alas, it came to naught.

Billy Carmassi went on to play with Aldo Nova.  Mark Karan plays with RatDog.

Peter Bonow,  January 2007

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Last Update:  6 May 2012
Credits: Peter Bonow, David Frederick (Pugh)
 Band # 2115