Forming out of the ashes of blues prodigy band The Brown Brothers in 2004, Michael (Vocals and guitar) and Leigh Brown (Vocals and Bass) teamed up with drummer Andre Wise to make Tracer.
During 2008 and 2009 Tracer took on an extensive touring schedule with multiple trips to Melbourne, a string of successful Adelaide shows including a capacity crowd at the Australian album launch for their second critically acclaimed mini-album 'L.A.?'
In late 2009 Tracer set off and toured Europe for three and a half months taking in Germany, the Netherlands, U.K, Denmark, Switzerland and Czech. Tracer also toured as part of The Great Australian Wave (as a showcase at PopKomm in Germany).
Demand from overseas led the band to recording 3 new songs to compliment the release of ‘L.A.?’ in Europe. ‘L.A.?’ was met with countless praising reviews in German magazines and an expression of interest from Mascot Records in the Netherlands.
The band released their debut LP via Mascot’s Cool Green Recordings on October 3rd 2011. Following the release of the album, they toured the UK and Europe as support to Royal Republic.
In 2011, their single 'Too Much' was A-listed on Planet Rock Radio in the UK for three months. The band generated over 100,000 views for their Too Much video on YouTube. In December 2011, Planet Rock A-listed Tracer’s critically acclaimed second single 'Devil Ride'. By March, Planet Rock A-listed the title track 'Spaces In Between'.
Tracer returned to the UK and Europe for their first headline tour in April 2012. On this tour, Leigh Brown was replaced by new bassist Pat Saracino.
To coincide with the April UK tour, Tracer released their debut mini album 'LA?' in the UK for the very first time (the record was originally released in Australia in 2009 to critical acclaim).
In May 2013, the band will release their follow-up album to Spaces In Between. The album, entitled 'El Pistolero' will be produced by Kevin Shirley (Led Zeppelin, Iron Maiden, Slayer, Silverchair, Cold Chisel).
On November 13th 2012, Tracer won Best New Band at the Classic Rock Roll of Honour Awards.
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