Spontaneous Rex playing at High Dive

High Dive (8/24/14): Photo Credit – Lord Fotog



Spontaneous Rex is an experimental jazz and avant-rock band based in Seattle. The band focuses on original music and arrangements that range from modern jazz to fusion; from electronic music to progressive rock, creating their own signature style. The band is a quartet of piano/keyboards, guitar, bass, and drums.

In Spontaneous Rex, you’ll find an eclectic range of influences, including spontaneous composition, seventies fusion, electronic improvisation, prog rock, and contemporary jazz, all seamlessly melded together in a unique, mind-expanding, limit-pushing musical experience. And although drawing from these influences, Spontaneous Rex creates an original sound with their own compositions and unique arrangements, but all the while still putting on an energetic and lively show.

Spontaneous Rex is comprised of Jake Sele (piano/keyboards), Matt Williams (electric guitar), Nick Lonien (bass), and Joe Eck (drums). They have just released their debut album, Come At The King, which was performed at Seattle’s premier progressive music festival, SeaProg, at Columbia City Theater on 6/21/14 and was aired on 91.9 KPTZ. Check it the album on our music page, streaming in full!


Matt Williams:

Guitar(s) – Ibanez AS-103, Fender Stratocaster, Rogue Sitar-Guitar.

Amp – Vox AC15, Marshall 1960A Cabinet

Pedalboard – Zevex Fuzz Factory -> Ernie Ball VP Jr. -> MXR Jimi Hendrix Univibe -> Digitech Whammy -> Crybaby 535Q Wah -> Crowther Hotcake -> Proco Rat2 -> EHX Freeze -> Boss TU2 Tuner -> EHX Ring Thing -> Eventide PitchFactor -> Line6 DL4

Jake Sele:

Keyboards: Nord Electro 3 73-key, Roland FA-06, Casio Privia PX-5S, Waldorf Blofeld

Amp: Roland KC-350

Nick Lonien:

Bass: Fender Jazz Bass

Amp: Epiphani Head, Form Factor Cabinet


Joe Eck: