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You Am I

"You Am I" is an Australian alternative rock band, fronted by vocalist/guitarist and main songwriter Tim Rogers. They were the first Australian band to have three albums successively debut at #1 on the ARIA Charts and are renowned for their live act.


Tim Rogers formed the first version of the band with his school friend Nick Tischler and his older brother Jaimme in December 1989. This initial line-up was short lived and by the end of 1990 both Nick and Jaimme had left the band. They were replaced by the group's one-time sound mixer Andy Kent on bass and Mark Tunaley on drums.

The band released several EPs and singles in the early 90s, though the real breakthrough came when Lee Ranaldo of Sonic Youth caught the band performing at the 1993's Big Day Out festival and was impressed enough to produce its fourth EP, ''Coprolalia'', and later the debut album, ''Sound as Ever''. The long player went on to win the 1993 ARIA Award for Best Alternative Release.

After the release of their first album, Mark and the band parted company. He was replaced by the charismatic Russell Hopkinson (formerly of Nursery Crimes) creating the core line-up of the band to this day. Since th...

years active 1989—present
origin Sydney, Australia
music genre Rock (music)
current members Tim Rogers (vox/guitar)
Davey Lane (guitar)
Andy Kent (bass)
Rusty Hopkinson (drums)
past or formative members Mark Tunaley (drums)
Greg Hitchcock (guitar/keyboard)
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