Lee Jones

Classically trained Lee has had an impressive musical career spanning over two decades.

Classically trained Lee has had an impressive musical career spanning over two decades. He is the former frontman for the now defunct WA band Spencer Tracy with whom he supported the likes of You Am I, Ron Sexsmith, Echo and the Bunnymen, The Super Furry Animals and Veruca Salt, just to name a few. Having released an album and numerous Eps with Spencer Tracy, Lee has received national airplay on all major radio stations – including reaching Number 1 on Triple J’s Net 50 countdown with his single “Ocean” in 2002.

In 2006 he won a WAMI (West Australian Music Industry) Award for “Best Live Electronic Act” with his electro band Astronaut. In 2007 Lee, along with Luke Steele and Malcolm Clark, was awarded the trophy for “Best Original Music Composition”, for his work on the score for the film Ableman’s Final Account at the annual WA Screen Awards.

Lee was mentored by world renowned classical pianist Roger Woodward, and has performed his original classical compositions at the Sydney Opera House. He was invited to study classical piano and composition at the prestigious San Francisco State University.

Lee joined Perth avant-garde rock outfit The Sleepy Jackson on lead guitar and keys in March 2006. In mid-2007, he joined Eskimo Joe’s touring band playing piano, slide guitar, lap steel guitar and both acoustic and electric guitars. Lee has toured extensively and has played countless national and international festivals including The Big Day Out, Falls Festival, Blues ‘n’ Roots, Southbound, In The City (Manchester UK) and CMJ (New York).

Lee’s television appearances include live performances on Rove, Hey Hey It’s Saturday, and Sunrise.

In addition, Lee has also played the annual G’day USA Gala in New York (where Eskimo Joe was introduced onstage by John Travolta and Bindi Irwin) and the Sound Relief concert which was staged to aid the victims of the Black Saturday bushfires in Victoria and Queensland floods in 2009. He also played with Eskimo Joe at the Live Earth concert held in 2007, which was televised worldwide. In 2011 Lee left Eskimo Joe to concentrate on his own musical endeavour, The Sun Orchestra, with whom he toured nationally in support of The Basement Birds and released a self-tilted EP.

Since 2013 Lee has played guitar with Ruby Boots, completing numerous national tours and recording an album which was released in April 2015.

In 2014 Lee was nominated for the WAMI “Best Guitarist” Award.

AC/DC – Long Way to the Top

Bill Withers – Aint no sunshine

Van Morrison – Moondance

Oasis – Wonderwall

Fleetwood Mac – Dreams

Fleetwood Mac – Go your own way

Fleetwood Mac – Rhiannon

Vance Joy – Riptide

U2 – Mysterious Ways

Nirvana – About a Girl

The Beatles – Ticket to ride

The Beatles – Birthday

The Beatles – Saw Her Standing There

The Beatles – Helter Skelter

The Beatles – Do It In The Road

Paul Kelly – To her door

Passenger – Let Her go

Bruce Springsteen – I’m On Fire

Creedence – Bad Moon Rising

Creedence – Born On The Bayou

Ben harper – Steal My Kisses

Diesel – Tip of my Tounge

Tom Petty – Free Fallin

Tom Petty – Into the Great wide open

Tom petty – Won’t Back Down

Tom petty – Learning to Fly

Foster the people – Pumped up kicks

Stealers wheel – Stuck in the middle

Daft punk – Get Lucky

The kinks – You really got me

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The kinks – Lola

The Killers – Mr Brightside

Franz Ferndinand – Take Me Out

Red Hot Chilli Peppers – Soul to Squeeze

Blur – Song 2

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John Lennon – Stand By Me

Eric clapton – Cocaine

Beach boys – Surfn US

Hoodoo Gurus – Like Wow Wipeout

The Pixies – Where is my Mind

Cold War Kids – Hang Me up to Dry

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The Commitments – Midnight Hour

Steve Harley – Come Up and See Me

Australian Crawl – Indisposed

Gangajang – This is Australia

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Travelling Wilburys – Handle with care

Sheryl Crow – All I want do

Johnny kid and the Pirates – Shaken all Over

Tame Impala – Elephant

The Strokes – Last night

Elvis Costello – Pump it up

Lenny Kravitz – Are You Gonna Go my Way

The Hives – Hate to Say I Told You So

Middle of the Road – Pretenders

JET – Are you Gonna Be my Girl

Bob Dylan – Knocking on Heavens Door

The Rolling Stones – Satisfaction

The Sonics – Have Love Will Travel

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Van Morrison – Gloria

Prince – Kiss

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