- Brad Gilly
- Rachel Loy
bass, backing vocals
- Spencer Gibb
guitars, lead vocals
- Stewart Cochran
keys, backing vocals
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Biography: 54 Seconds54 Seconds' story begins with a dream -a dream that Spencer Gibb had in Miami, Florida, in 1997, urging him to move to Texas. He did, and began performing under the name Jez Spencer (a solo project under a different name).
The original members of Jez Spencer were Gibb, JJ Johnson, Stewart Cochran, Johnny Goudie and Einar. Johnson suggested Cochran, who he had seen play with Abra Moore (no relation to Ian Moore), and David Garza (Dah-veed). Gibb e-mailed Cochran, who at the time was touring Europe with Jimmy LaFave. When Cochran got back to Texas, he hooked up with Johnson and Gibb at the Austin Rehearsal Complex (ARC), and after hearing some demos, decided that he was in for the long haul.
The remaining members played with a bunch of other bassists, including George Reiff, (Charlie Sexton, Ian Moore). For the next few months, Jez Spencer played shows, until Reiff left. That is when the band decided they wanted to really figure out their own unique sound and get serious -and with that they found Glenn McGregor.
Developing their unique sound took about a year, while the band recorded Jez Spencer - 4 Track Mind. The band was shopping for someone to manage them, and still didn't have a band name.
It was their overseas manager at the time (and long time friend of Gibb) Mark Chaplin, that suggested they pitch their music to his London partner John Wadlow (Seal's former manager). After sending Wadlow a few of their demos, Gibb phoned him. Wadlow and Gibb clashed from the word go. Wadlow was not impressed with the band being un-named, and he only liked one of the songs, "In A Box," but he thought the chorus came in to late. "A perfect pop song chorus comes in at around 54 seconds," he said. Gibb thought he was crazy and told Wadlow, "We'll name our band 54 Seconds and you can go [censored]."
It was Chaplin that said he liked the band name (Gibb had only been joking), but after talking it over with the rest of the band, they stuck with it. 54 Seconds was born.
|EP (2 links)||1998|
|Live at Antones February 24||2001|
|Live at Antones May 25 (1 review, 2 links)||2001|
|Live at Hole in the Wall March 4 (2 links)||2001|
|Live at La Zona Rosa April 14 (2 links)||2001|
|Live at Speakeasy April 18 (2 links)||2001|
|Live at Speakeasy February 26 (2 links)||2001|
|Live at Speakeasy March 12||2001|
|Live at Speakeasy March 29||2001|
|Promo 2 (2 links)||2001|
|Coma (3 links)||2003|
|Memoirs of the Superficially Happy||2005|
|World Stood Still||2001|
|Sell It To a Girl||1998|
|Meaningless Conversation [live]||2003|
|Band Promote - Sampler #12 January 2003||2003|