"Spencer Gibb’s guitar playing is inventive and
his voice is beautiful… clean and raspy and full of character.....
one of the town's most inventive guitar players, his haunting songs
are full of surprising depth and passion."
- Name: Spencer David Gibb
- Born: 21st September
1972, London, England (grew up in NYC, USA)
- Instrument: Lead Vocals; Guitar (Les
Paul) - Self taught
- Other instruments: Bass guitar, piano, drums
(enough to write a song)
- Musical Influences: The
Mitchell, Zeppelin, Stevie
Wonder, too many to
mention. (Check out the KO.OP
radio transcript for more background information).
- Favourite album by another
- Hobbies: Photography
- My Thoughts: Spencer is a
contradiction. He doesn't smile in photographs, yet he laughs all the time.
View Spencer's Photographic work!
Spencer's Story: Started writing songs
when he was about 11-12 on piano/keyboards. At 14 he left school to become a
professional musician. He first started playing in bands in England and was working
as a solo artist for a long time. Moved to NYC where he dropped the
keys in favour of the guitar. In 1990/91 he moved to Florida where he had a band. It
was here that he wrote the following songs:
- Days Like These
- Crazy Old World
- Talk to My Angel
- What Have You Done (Appeared in the movie "The
Pompatus of Love")
- Sad & Blue
- Miami Blues (Appeared in the movie "The
Pompatus of Love")
- Water Into Wine
Press snippet regarding the musical score for The Pompatus of Love
"The film's musical score includes pieces of two tunes -- "What
Have You Done?" and "Miami Blues" -- written and performed by
Miami's own Spencer Gibb, who, as the film's press kit notes, is an unsigned
artist. It's rare enough that a film uses original songs from unsigned
artists; rarer still that one of those artists calls Miami home. Way to go,
Spence." -- Miami New Times November 9, 1995
- For a few months Spencer was living in Woodstock,
It was then that he recorded the songs below.
- Seeing Blue
- Hoping It Won't Be Long
- Let Me Down Easy
"Let me Down Easy", was later played by the Jez
Spencer band and 54 Seconds have also recorded a "strange version"
of it, and occasionally play it live. (Now that I have to hear it!!!!!
Late 1996, Spencer made his move to Austin, where he began performing as
(a solo project under a different name). On his first night in
town, he met Will
started playing with Bukka
Villegas, and Richard
who all introduced him to the scene at the ARC (Austin
That’s where he met JJ.
Within this first year in Austin, Spencer recorded a 9 song cd called
"4-Track Mind" on
his 4 track machine at his home. Musicians credited on the album include,
Johnny Goudie, and Einar (I
Love Elke), Stewart, J.J. Johnson, George Reiff, and of
course Spencer, who played lots of different instruments -- From
bass and even drums.
For more information about the 4-Track Mind album, CLICK
(Re-mastered re-released - 50 copies only).
guitar in The
Laura Scarborough Project along with
Temple & John Sibenthaler. He
co-produced & mixed Laura's
latest album "Chapter One: Desire",
Spencer also plays guitar in Chris
Kline's live band, along with Stewart.
Sanders: "Call Out Your Name"
(B. Sanders/S. Gibb)
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