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Battiest is a member of the Seminole Tribe of Florida, and the first Native American artist signed to Hard Rock Records. Battiest, grew up singing gospel music and hymns in Miccosukee, Creek, and Choctaw before turning his sights on Pop and R&B. In 2007, Battiest opened for Aerosmith, Sting and The Police, performing for an audience of more than 100,000 people at the Hard Rock Calling music festival in London’s Hyde Park. This past year, Battiest collaborated with award- winning filmmaker Steven Paul Judd (Kiowa/Choctaw), in creating the music video for his latest hit single “Love Of My Life.”
Spencer Battiest, a Seminole Indian from Florida, grew up singing gospel music and hymns in Miccosukee, Creek, and Choctaw before turning his sights on Pop/R&B. In his vast career, he has performed live on ESPN, ESPN2, HBO, and Showtime. He’s opened for Aerosmith, Sting and The Police and performed in London’s Hyde Park for an audience of over 100,000. In 2011 Spencer wrote, produced and performed “The Storm” with his Brother “Doc” which went on to win Best Music Video of The Year at the American Indian Film Festival in San Francisco, California. Since moving to LA in 2012 Spencer has added acting to his list of accomplishments with Native Voices at the Autry where he stepped into lead roles in the developmental readings of Distant Thunder (a Blackfeet musical), The Day We Were Born, and Champ. This visionary artist strives to promote his Native American heritage by working with other Native artists, producers, and directors. This past year, Spencer has collaborated once again with award winning filmmaker Steven Paul Judd (Kiowa/Choctaw), in his latest project “Love Of My Life”. For more information, please visit www.spencerbattiest.com.