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Junior Giant featuring Spencer

Sandy City, Utah, United States | SELF

Sandy City, Utah, United States | SELF
Solo Rock Rock

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Nov
23
Junior Giant featuring Spencer @ Whiskey Jacques

Ketchum, Idaho, USA

Ketchum, Idaho, USA

Nov
17
Junior Giant featuring Spencer @ CBS KTVU Morning Show

Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

Nov
01
Junior Giant featuring Spencer @ The Hogwallow Pub

Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

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several page interview - UGLY Online fashion magazine


Junior Giant's song "Our Little World" personally selected by Rob Burnett ( President of Worldwide Pants) for the film " We Made This Movie: released Sept 20, 2012 and the Soundtrack released on ITunes Sept 21, 2012 - Snagg Films


Competitor to MTV doing a good job-look for COOLTV in your market-great rock videos - COOLTV


Junior Giant is four-piece band fronted by 21-year-old music prodigy and pro skier Spencer Linsley and ARTISTdirect.com is premiering their video for "Heyla" today! The band's sound is a blend of upbeat indie rock with alternative guitar driven beats and catchy hooks. The band's youthful exuberance informs the lyrics and their dynamic live performances! Playing music and skiing professionally? I would expect nothing less than youthful exuberance to punctuate Linsley's music! He has the life and I'd love to be his assistant/publicist/bro!

A little background about this snow pro: Music has been a part of Spencer's life since the age of four when he got his first guitar. He learned to play his Fender Stratocaster with his favorite song, Green Day's "Basket Case." At age five, he started playing piano and learned how to read music. At 16, Spencer began to write songs and lay down tracks in a local studio under the guidance of his father, Brian Linsley.

Spencer's love of music ultimately led him to form Junior Giant in 2008 along with his childhood friends JT Nebeker on bass and Skip Hardy on drums, with father Brian Linsley on guitar. The band released their first album Blue Boy in 2009, and followed up with their latest, Truth North, in 2010.

James Bond's 1977 classic film The Spy Who Loved Me provides the inspiration for the video for "Heyla." This clip was shot over four days at Solitude Mountain Resort ski resort and the end result is a fun filled video that pays homage to the unforgettable chase scene in the original film and ends with the band performing live to hundreds of enthusiastic fans dancing and singing along. Hooray.

I love when music videos become a homemade mini movie. So should you. This one is so "bad" it's good!
- Groove magazine


Junior Giant is four-piece band fronted by 21-year-old music prodigy and pro skier Spencer Linsley and ARTISTdirect.com is premiering their video for "Heyla" today! The band's sound is a blend of upbeat indie rock with alternative guitar driven beats and catchy hooks. The band's youthful exuberance informs the lyrics and their dynamic live performances! Playing music and skiing professionally? I would expect nothing less than youthful exuberance to punctuate Linsley's music! He has the life and I'd love to be his assistant/publicist/bro!

A little background about this snow pro: Music has been a part of Spencer's life since the age of four when he got his first guitar. He learned to play his Fender Stratocaster with his favorite song, Green Day's "Basket Case." At age five, he started playing piano and learned how to read music. At 16, Spencer began to write songs and lay down tracks in a local studio under the guidance of his father, Brian Linsley.

Spencer's love of music ultimately led him to form Junior Giant in 2008 along with his childhood friends JT Nebeker on bass and Skip Hardy on drums, with father Brian Linsley on guitar. The band released their first album Blue Boy in 2009, and followed up with their latest, Truth North, in 2010.

James Bond's 1977 classic film The Spy Who Loved Me provides the inspiration for the video for "Heyla." This clip was shot over four days at Solitude Mountain Resort ski resort and the end result is a fun filled video that pays homage to the unforgettable chase scene in the original film and ends with the band performing live to hundreds of enthusiastic fans dancing and singing along. Hooray.

I love when music videos become a homemade mini movie. So should you. This one is so "bad" it's good!
- Groove magazine


Junior Giant is four-piece band fronted by 21-year-old music prodigy and pro skier Spencer Linsley and ARTISTdirect.com is premiering their video for "Heyla" today! The band's sound is a blend of upbeat indie rock with alternative guitar driven beats and catchy hooks. The band's youthful exuberance informs the lyrics and their dynamic live performances! Playing music and skiing professionally? I would expect nothing less than youthful exuberance to punctuate Linsley's music! He has the life and I'd love to be his assistant/publicist/bro!
- Artistdirect.com


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TtnzpDIXIg8 - Salt Lake City Tribune


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TtnzpDIXIg8 - Salt Lake City Tribune


Snowbird festival is a big step up for Junior Giant
By David Burger
The Salt Lake Tribune
Article Last Updated: 07/31/2008 08:47:57 PM MDT

The average age of a band member in Junior Giant is 36.
But that tells you nothing - or, possibly, a good deal - about the band playing Aug. 2 at the Snowbird Rock & Blues Festival.
"We're the band with the two old guys and the two young guys," said Junior Giant drummer Giles Reaves.
Junior Giant is a local alt-rock band that spans generations. Lead singer and guitarist Spencer Linsley is 18, and bassist J.T. Nebeker is 21. Also on guitar is Spencer's 56-year-old father, Brian Linsley; Reaves is 47.
"We're budding musicians working with veterans and professionals," Nebeker said.
"We're the potential and energy, and they have the experience," Spencer Linsley added.
"And we know when to get out of the way," Reaves said.
The elder Linsley and Reaves have been around the music-industry block. Brian was a founding member of the Jim Carroll Band in the 1970s. (Primarily an author and poet, Carroll wrote an autobiography called "The Basketball Diaries," later made into a 1995 film starring Leonardo DiCaprio.) Reaves is a studio engineer at Annex Recording in Draper, working most recently with Emmylou Harris.
The band was launched last winter, after years of Spencer noodling around on the guitar and helping his father on recordings at the Annex under the guidance of Reaves. Spencer had written some songs,
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and as he recorded a few demos with his dad, Reaves was so impressed he joined the band.
Their first gig was a corporate Christmas party, but the band lacked a bass player. Spencer tapped his fellow Waterford School grad Nebeker to play bass, even though Nebeker had never held a guitar before. Brian taught J.T. briefly, and ever since, the two young members of the band have jammed for hours every day.
Junior Giant has played at Kilby Court and the Waterford School Prom, but its biggest concert will be at 1 p.m. Aug. 2 at the Snowbird festival. "There's a lot of places we can't play because Spencer is under age," Brian Linsley said. "That's why the Snowbird gig is so big for us."
The Snowbird Rock & Blues Festival features tonight's headliner, Bettye LaVette, the 62-year-old soul singer and recent Grammy nominee for her 2007 collaboration with the Drive-By Truckers, "Scene of the Crime."
"My show is going to be a mixture of my entire career," LaVette said. "This is my job, which is keeping me healthy. It is an hour-and-a-half workout every show. If I wasn't doing it, I'd be a cripple. In lieu of aerobics and exercise, I do this." - The Salt Lake City Tribune


http://www.juniorscave.com/JuniorGiant.html

Check it out good interview, probably Sencers 15th for the year - Junior Cave Online magazine


Week of May 18th - Sonicbids


http://www.inthisweek.com/view.php?id=2246453 - In This Week 4-1-2010


http://www.inthisweek.com/view.php?id=2246453 - In This Week 4-1-2010


http://www.getoutofthegaragemusiccontest.com/contestants/winners - Cornerstone Promotions


http://www.getoutofthegaragemusiccontest.com/contestants/winners - Cornerstone Promotions


http://soundtrack.mtv.com/the-big-break - MTV online


http://soundtrack.mtv.com/the-big-break - MTV online


Discography

"Our Little World" is in a scene and on soundtrack of World Wide Pants Production's "We Made This Movie" release date Sept 20, 2012. Released on iTunes by Worldwide Pants. "Heyla" to be released in "Highway to the Hempfest" compilation Album 10K units. "June 23 Junior Giant opened for Everclear at the Sunset Sessions" it was a blast! At Seattle's Hempfest Junior Giant will be played the McWilliams Stage at August 17th 5:00pm 100,000 people in attendance.
"Our Liitle World" release July 2012 - already getting airplay in Charlotte and The X in Newbern NC- 5 new songs with producer Warren Huart (recently producing Aerosmith)mixed by Tim Palmer U2 & Pearl Jam, CO5 Music
May- June 2012 'Jaded' on US Airways Inflight radio for 610,000 listeners, Sept 2011- Junior Giant's "Heyla" wins Best Song "Adult Contemporary Category" Malibu Music Awards .April 2011 a 12 week PR campaign to enhance name recognition of Junior Giant by Vitriol Music. "Heyla" JG's Music /Ski Video premiered on Artistdirect.com.The primary purpose will to be support late Summer/Fall 2011 touring. Any gigs associated with Sonicbids will be supported by this team. January 2011 Junior Giant released a single entitled "Hey La" to 80 Specialty Radio Stations. The album "True North" was released to 300 College Stations. "Hey La'' (the single) was selected to be played everyday on Six Flags Radio in the parks starting 8/20/10.
Junior Giant Live at The Gap Provo UT - The Born to Play Concert series celebrating the 40th Anniversary of The Gap
Pongid.net Internet Radio Interview and "Hey La"
Article in The Rock and Roll Report Canada featuring Junior Giant
Profile of JG in online magazine Skopemag.com
JG Invited to play The Midpoint Festival Ohio JG Invited to play The M.E.A.N.Y Festival NYC Emerging Artist Festival
. A First place winner of the Converse/Journey's "Get the Band Out of The Garage" (out of 4000 bands) 12/08. 50,000 CD's will be distributed exclusively in Journeys shoes stores (www.journeys.com) featuring "Beside You" April 09. Six songs in The Golden Tee 2010 Arcade game. Airpplay again "Hey la" on WBRU-FM Providence.
On 11/14/08 on CBS TV "Good Morning Utah" JUNIOR GIANT blew a few minds. JUNIOR GIANT was selected by MTV to open "MTV's Choose or Lose Tour" Salt Lake City. JUNIOR GIANT's 'Hey La' was added in rotation at WFNX 101.1 Boston September 1st. "Beside You' and "Hey La" are on Internet Radio, Outbound Music. JG is a 'featured band' getting airplay on XM Radio's The Radar Report Channel 43, Salt Lake City's X96 FM "Live and Local' and KRCL FM Salt Lake. Members of the band have also played on various major releases, including The Jim Carroll Band's ATCO release 'Catholic Boy' with 'People Who Died'. Heard in The Dawn of The Dead 2004, The Basketball Diaries w/Leonardo Di Caprio and Traffic the miniseries.

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Bio

Junior Giant is an authentic rock and roll band. New school meets Old school literally. Junior Giant is Spencer Linsley a New School Freestyle professional skier and his father Brian Linsley. Brian co-founded The Jim Carroll Band ATCO/Rolling Stones Records records circa 1980. Their hit song "People Who Died" is a classic song to this day.This sets Junior Giant apart from all other up and coming bands and audience's know it and love it.

August 2012, Junior Giant signs with Warner Music Group Music Licensing. Junior Giant managed by Paul Geary Azoff Music Management a Live Nation company. Radio promotion by CO5 Music, Tracy Brown Managing Partner. Sponsors include Junkfood apparel, Salomon, Orage, Scott USA, Backcountry .com, Solitude Resorts since Spencer our lead singer is also a professional Ski Patrolman and big Mountain skier, X- Games qualifier. Junior Giant has 5000 qualified email addresses from Fans from all over the world. Junior Mintz are Junior Giant's female fan club.

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