A romping stomping roots duo from the NSW Central Coast, Grizzle Train take the sound of vintage blues and drench it with filthy modern guitar licks and pulsating percussion. Dubbed “A new take on old standards”, longtime best mates Brandon Dodd & Josh Daffily 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 and pub music scenes. Once their duties as students had ended, the Grizzlee Train Project came to life with great speed and 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, runners-up in the prestigious 2014 Tamworth Country Music Festival Busking Championships and being crowned winners of the 2014 Central Coast Home Grown Acoustic Awards. They’ve shared the stage with some of Australia’s finest blues and rock acts, including national icons The Angels and Jimmy Barnes. They have spent the majority of 2015 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.
Grizzlee Train’s debut EP ‘Come Back Around’ was released in January 2015 to a wave of positive reviews and continues to be frequently spun on national radio all over the country.
A truly dynamic duo, they blend an old school core with sharp new-age kicks – a stripped back firing of raw energy and honest music.