Spencer Tracy (band)

Spencer Tracy (Band)

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Spencer Tracy was an Australian rock band, whose founding members Lee Jones, brother Kim and Shaun Sibbes came from Collie, Western Australia.

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The band was formed by three teenagers from a small coal mining town called Collie in Western Australia, who started playing in pubs around the south corner of Western Australia. They reached the finals of the Next Big Thing band competition and joined indie label Embryo Records in 2000 - aged just 15, 16 and 18 having performed about 100 pub gigs.

Initial Triple J and RTRFM support for their first EP Corner of My Eye in early 2001 led to several East coast tours and support spots for the likes of Midnight Oil, Lotel, Iota, Echo & the Bunnymen and The Fauves.

Further airplay for a track called "Stupid" from their second EP Daisy Daze strengthened the band's position while two members (Shaun Sibbes on drums and Kim Jones on bass guitar) finished school and principal songwriter Lee Jones began to work on honing the band's sound.

Disaster nearly struck when world renowned pianist Roger Woodward saw the potential in Lee’s classical piano playing and tried to persuade him to study piano at San Francisco State University in mid 2002 - a great opportunity offered to only a few of the best young players in the world and a heavy decision for a 20 year old from the bush to make.

It was in this time of indecision and conflicting emotions that Lee penned the breakthrough tracks "Disco King" and "Ocean"...
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