19 year-old Perth musician, Jack Arbuckle (aka Spencer Arbuckle), is excited to release his debut single ‘Shelf’ through The A&R Department on the 25th of November.
Born to two prominent West Australian musicians, Jack was taken on many of the orchestral tours that his father, violinist Ashley Arbuckle, was involved with. Travelling around Europe as well as at home in Perth as a toddler sitting on his Mother’s lap during ballets, operas etc. This upbringing was obviously vital in forming Spencer Arbuckle as a musician himself. This classical upbringing was contrasted alternative, rock, grunge and punk influences resulting from older brothers who were both 90’s kids and grew up listening to the likes of Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Alice In Chains, Motley Crue, Beastie Boys, Genesis and Eurythmics. With other major influence coming from his mother, who lived through the 70’s flower child period, and was always listening to Fleetwood Mac, B-52’s, B.B. King, U2, Simon & Garfunkel, Creedence Clearwater Revival, and David Bowie.
Throughout a rather up and down year for Spencer, 2016 saw him write some of his most unique material, including his upcoming single ‘Shelf’, catching the ears of many of his peers.
“I wrote this song during an extremely tough time early 2016 in which I was losing the most influential person in my life. ‘Shelf’ is an insight into how many different emotions people can experience towards themselves and others when going through tragedy. Love, hate, fear, shock and the insecurity of a possible future without someone that you never envisioned not being there. While at the same time holding onto that slither of hope,” says Jack on writing his debut single.
Spencer has spent most of his time recently in the studio with fellow Perth musicians and in rehearsals with his new live band. With gigs now in the book at local venues like Mojos, Babushka, The Moon and Rosemount and an ‘A&R Department Music Makers Club’ show at the Oxford Art Factory in Sydney, Spencer has a busy few months ahead with plans on releasing more music at the beginning of next year.
His single launch is on Sunday 20th of November at ‘The Moon Cafe’ in Northbridge, WA.
For Fans Of: Sufjan Stevens | Angel Olsen | GUM | Gunns | Bon Iver | Whitney | Nick Murphy
Tues Nov 8th – Mojos bar, Fremantle WA
Sun Nov 20th – The Moon Café (Single Launch), Northbridge WA
Fri Dec 2nd – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney NSW
“Shelf” by SPENCER ARBUCKLE will be released 25th of November 2016.