Bob Spencer has been a part of the Australian music scene for more years than he cares to remember. Beginning with his first band in 1969 at the age of 12, inspired by Australian bands such as The Master's Apprentices, Company Caine, Kharvas Jute, The Band Of Light and by English bands such as Free, Led Zeppelin and The Who. Bob joined Sydney rock outfit Finch in 1972, and quickly established himself as a talented guitarist in a much-admired band.
1977 saw Bob joining The Skyhooks who provided a massive learning experience for young Bob, who although having already earned a reputation as a guitar-slinger, benefitted greatly from the wealth of knowledge afforded by the Skyhooks camp. Several albums later, in 1980, Skyhooks folded, whereupon Bob flirted with session playing and doing the occasional tour with friends. Bob began work as a recording engineer and producer in 1983 and his involvement with audio engineering and production remains today.
The Angels found themselves in need of a guitarist in 1986 and Bob stepped in to what he thought might be an interim involvement, but which turned into an association of more than six years. His time with The Angels produced three studio albums, including the band's biggest selling, first and only Number 1 album (Beyond Salvation) a string of singles, a double live album, many tours and time spent living and recording in America. Along with Rick Brewster, Bob became one of the band's two major songwriters.
All Bob's albums with The Skyhooks and The Angels have been certified either Platinum or Gold, and in 1998 Bob, along with his band The Angels, was inducted into the ARIA (Australian Record Industry Association) Hall Of Fame.
In 2001, Bob established the Weekend Warriors (a program designed to help baby-boomers get back into playing music for fun) in Victoria, Australia and was the world's longest serving Weekend Warriors coach until ill health forced him to stop in late 2012. In 2009, Bob established Greater Groove Music, through which he coaches aspiring young Musicians over a 6 week course, culminating in a final gig for the participants, their friends & families. He also enjoys being a guitar and music tutor, a rock band coach for schools and amateur & professional bands, giving Masterclasses & Clinics, running a mastering & recording studio and recording & producing other artists.
In 2008 Bob put together a band to play the English music that influenced him as a boy. This band, Raw Brit, has gained a dedicated following around Melbourne, Australia and plays when the various band members are available. The gigs are rare, but highly enjoyable!
For his album "Saints and Murderers" which is a Crowd Funding campaign for an album of 11 songs Bob uses for song writing & final
recordings in his home studio SC208.
Bob states: "The EVE SC208 active monitors are ideal for my workspace. They provide me with ample, accurate lows, smear-free mids, non-fatiguing highs and are capable of delivering much more volume than I require. Which is interesting coming from a bloke who often used 4 quad boxes on stage!
The EVE Audio SC208 monitors have taken the guess-work out of mixing. My mixes translate well, and, just as importantly, the mixing experience has become a much more enjoyable one.
The only problem I've thus far encountered using the EVE Audio SC208 monitors is that I find my coffee often goes cold... I get so carried away with the EVE Audio clarity that I forget to drink it!"