Spencer Gibb

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Spencer Gibb
Birth name Spencer David Gibb[1]
Born (1972-09-21) September 21, 1972 (age 42)[2]
London, England, UK
Origin London, England, UK
Genres Alternative rock, power pop
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, musician
Instruments Vocals, guitar, bass, drums
Years active 1994-present
Associated acts Jez Spencer, 54 Seconds
Notable instruments
Gibson Les Paul

Spencer David Gibb[1] (born 21 September 1972)[2] is an English musician and singer-songwriter, best known as a founder member of American groups Jez Spencer and 54 Seconds.

Biography[edit]

Spencer David Gibb was born in 21 September 1972 in London, England, to Robin Gibb, who was an English musician also known as a member of the Bee Gees, and Molly Hullis, worked as the personal assistant to the Beatles' manager Brian Epstein until his death in 1967. Spencer's godfather was Robert Stigwood, who managed the Bee Gees and Cream.[3] He is also the eldest son of Robin Gibb.

He started to writing songs on piano and keyboards when he was about 11-12. 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 New York City where he dropped the keys in favor of the guitar. In the early 1990s, he moved to Florida and then moved to Austin, Texas in late 1996 where he formed his first group Jez Spencer, the group had only released one album called 4-Track Mind. The band was consisting of Spencer, J. J. Johnson, Johnny Goudie and Einar, but when Einar and Goudie left the band, the remaining members had performed with numerous bassists including George Reiff. Later in 1998, the name was changed to 54 Seconds as they released numerous of studio and live albums, they also released two singles. At that time he was influenced by the Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Joni Mitchell, Stevie Wonder and Prince.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Spencer Gibb Biography". IMDb. Retrieved 14 June 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "The Bee Gees at Angelfire". Angelfire. Retrieved 14 June 2013. 
  3. ^ Moser, Margaret. "Spencer Gibb tiptoes atop 54 Seconds". Austin Chronicle. Retrieved 14 June 2013. 
  4. ^ Spencer Gibb Biography at Poppyseed