You Am I are without doubt one of Australia’s all-time essential rock n’ roll bands.
Two decades on from their first album release, You Am I have not only had one of the longest and most successful recording careers in Australia, but are also without doubt one of our most loved live bands.
Featuring guitarist and vocalist Tim Rogers along with band mates Russell Hopkinson on drums, Andy Kent on Bass, and (since 1999) Davey Lane on guitar, You Am I have released ten studio albums to date. Their last studio album was the 2010 critically acclaimed self-titled release.
Three of their releases have debuted at number one on the ARIA charts in consecutive order – 1995’s “Hi Fi Way”, 1996’s “Hourly, Daily” and 1998’s “#4 Record” – with the Albums also receiving multiple Platinum and Gold status for commercial sales.
The band have won a total of Ten ARIA Awards including Album of the year, Best Group, and Best Independent Release.
2013 saw You Am I reissue remastered versions of their first three albums, “Sound As Ever”, “Hi Fi Way” and “Hourly Daily”, complete with extra tracks including never-before-released live material, Demo’s, alternate versions and B’sides.
In support of these releases You Am I presented live performances of “Hourly Daily” and “Hi Fi Way” back-to-back in a lush theatre-styled extravaganza. You Am I sold over 10,000 tickets in Sydney and Melbourne alone, and this sold out run of national shows proved to be one of the most successful tours in the bands long and illustrious career.
At the tail end of 2014 the band released ‘Live Electrified’, a triple set one-off LP deluxe box set that documented one of the “Hi Fi Daily Double” nights at the Enmore Theatre in July 2013. The limited edition ‘Live Electrified’ captured the spirit and intensity displayed that night on both sides of the punter barrier in living colour and glorious stereo sound.
Aside from musical exploits the band made their first-time foray into the beverage world in 2013 with the production of their own "Brew Am I" beer in conjunction with the Young Henry Brewery.
In addition to success in Australia, You Am I have released a number of albums internationally, and toured worldwide headlining shows across North America and Europe.