A romping stomping roots duo from the NSW Central Coast, Grizzlee Train take the sound of vintage blues and drench it with filthy modern guitar licks and pulsating percussion. They are fast becoming one of Australia’s favourite up-and-coming live acts, with an arsenal of acclaimed EP’s behind them.
“Barnstorming blues and roots!” – The Daily Telegraph
Dubbed "a new take on old standards", longtime best mates Brandon Dodd & Josh Dufficy begun busking on the streets of their hometown as fresh-faced teenagers in 2008. For the next five years they spent their days attending high school, writing songs and working their way around the Central Coast/Newcastle busking & pub music scenes. Once their duties as students had ended, the Grizzlee Train project came to life with great speed & excitement.
Since officially launching in late 2013, this energetic pair have already won a stack of awards, including being winners of the 2015 Byron Bay Bluesfest Busking Competition and runners-up in the prestigious 2014 Tamworth Country Music Festival Busking Championships. Dodd & Dufficy have shared stages and festival bills with some of the world’s finest acts, including, Brian Wilson & Noel Gallagher (Bluesfest 2016), Jimmy Barnes, Paul Kelly and Andrew Strong & The Commitments (Blues on Broadbeach 2015). They have spent the majority of 2015 and 2016 touring nationally and internationally as part of the Kasey Chambers band – playing to sold out stadiums and theatres supporting the likes of Kenny Rogers and The Eagles. In May 2016 the band set on off their first tour of Europe, bringing their unique brand of blues rock to audiences across the Netherlands, Switzerland, Germany & France.
“Grizzlee Train are a sweet & soulful band, two seriously fine players – Kasey Chambers has surrounded herself with some amazing musicians!” – Jimmy Barnes
Following the release of their debut EP ‘Come Back Around’ (featuring the singles ‘Soldier For You’ & ‘Morning Bell’), a hectic 2015 saw the band juggle national tours with trips to the USA and New Zealand whilst continuing to write and record their next release. In January 2016, they unveiled their second EP ‘Burned Him Again’, under the vision and guidance of award-winning producer Nash Chambers. The title track ‘Burned Him Again’ was the 3rd most ordered song by regional broadcasters throughout the EP’s opening release week.
Grizzlee Train blend an old school core with sharp new-age kicks - a stripped back firing of raw energy and honest music. One of Australia’s most exciting and energetic young acts.