You Am I are without doubt one of Australias all-time
essential rock n roll bands.
More than 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 2015 critically
acclaimed Porridge & Hot Sauce release.
Three of their releases have debuted at number one on the ARIA
charts in consecutive order 1995s Hi Fi Way, 1996s Hourly, Daily
and 1998s #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,
Demos, alternate versions and Bsides.
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
2017 was a busy year for Tim Rogers with a pile of You Am I
touring, and the release of his first book Detours to critical
The band also released a live album All Onboard in December 2017
which was recorded in venues across Australia over 10 shows on
their co-headline tour with Hoodoo Gurus. The 16 tracks just
happened to be recorded in deep regional areas like Wagga Wagga,
Wollongong, Traralgan and Canberra, and the album was available
digitally and on vinyl.
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.