At age 16 Mervyn Spence became the bassist/vocalist for the band Trapeze. When that group split up, he done solo material for a while. In 1983 he became the bass participant for Wishbone Ash, changing Trevor Bolder. He continued to be in that function until 1986, when he give up to pursue family members matters. Since that time he continues to be dealing with a loose-knit task referred to as Phenomena. He also released an record called Something Solid under the functioning name of O’Ryan. This disk was released by himself Parachute Records.