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Ash Grunwald
Sunday 30th April 2017

Ash Grunwald

Single release "Hammer"

Doors Open:

6.00pm

Pre sale Tickets:

$34.50 inc B.F.

Door Tickets:

$35.00 inc B.F.

(If Available)

Show will start at 7.00pm sharp..

 

ASH GRUNWALD NAILS NEW SINGLE ‘HAMMER’

Special guest opener support  Michael Triscari

Legendary Australian roots troubadour Ash Grunwald returns with a vengeance in 2017, opening a new chapter in his fifteen-year career with the release of blues/rock stomper ‘Hammer’ and a tour announcement.

Taking cues from classic bluesmen including R. L Burnside and John Lee Hooker and old prison work songs, Ash Grunwald drags the genre into the 21st century, adding a twist of classic rock, neo soul and a hat-tip to roots contemporaries including Butler, Rudd and Harper. ‘Hammer’ is Grunwald’s most accomplished track to date, showing an artist emerging with a confidence and resolve of a leader rather than a follower.

Hammer feels like a rebirth for me in some ways,” said Grunwald. “I’m not a new artist trying to find my niche or prove myself. I don’t want to be a certain kind of artist fitting into a certain kind of box. I went in to record Hammer knowing the musical boundaries I wanted to push as well as the traditions I wanted to respect and tried to create something my fans would love… a signpost to the future in some ways, with ties to the past.”

Written as part of a recording trip to the US last year, the song is the first taste of Ash’s forthcoming 10th studio album and his first since 2015s successful ‘Now’, which saw him touring the world with sold out shows and festivals across America, Canada, New Zealand and of course Australia.

“Being able to create a life as a musician is a true blessing and there’s nothing better than playing in front of an audience of like-minded people and feeling that connection. Hammer was a clear crowd favourite at the festivals I played last year. One that people seemed to latch on to in a live environment, and I’m really excited to have a recorded version to open what I think is going to be a really fulfilling year for me musically.”

Listen to Ash Grunwald’s hot new single Hammer here. 

A Note from the Man Himself:

Hello all !!

2016 was an amazing year for me. I was actually stationed in Bali for most of it but was able to see many of you at events and festivals around the country, including Falls Festival, East Coast Blues & Roots, Port Fairy Folk Festival, Queenscliff Music Festival, Bluesfest (and I’m sure I’ve forgotten a few.  Suffice to say it was a super fun year.  A year in which I played the song ‘Hammer’ at every single gig and enjoyed hearing you guys singing it at the top of your lungs!!  I’ve never had a song that has had such a singalong vibe, long before it’s even recorded!!

I recorded the original version of ‘Hamme’r in America for an album that I’m hoping will come out later in the year but may we caught up in red tape for a while….ahh well, you get that, but you don’t stop.  So I’ve re recorded on Aussie soil in ol Melbourne twin as a dirty old two piece with drummer George Carpenter, who will be joining me on the tour.

I’m also stoked to announce that Tio Moloantoa will be joining me for the tour!! We met when I was supporting my good mate Xavier Rudd on a tour across the U.S.  Tio is one of the best bass players hands down in the world!!!  Such a legend and so much fun to play with.  Good to be bringing some of my South African roots into the band!  He really does bring that special African style of bass playing to everything he does!!

Can’t wait for this tour!!  Cannot wait to see your faces at these shows!

Much love,
Ash Grunwald

P.S

If you’ve got FOXTEL, keep your eyes peeled for me surfing on a show called ‘Latitude Zero’ with Luke Egan, Rabbit Bartholomew, Simon Anderson and tennis star, Mark Phillapousis. What an amazing trip. I got them singing ‘Hammer as well’!!

You can find ‘Hammer’ on iTunes, or steam on Spotify, Pandora and all other goodstreaming services

 

Ash Grundwald

 


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