Summer gigs!

When you’re onto a good thing, it’s only natural to want to keep the momentum & good times going….well, Ash Grunwald is certainly onto a good thing, if not a great thing, and coming off the back of his latest album release ‘Trouble’s Door’ and a massive nationwide sell out tour, he is determined to keep those good times rolling as he rocks his way right on into the New Year and throughout the Summer days ahead.

After amassing a staggering 50 plus shows on his most successful tour to date, promoting ‘Trouble’s Door’, Ash Grunwald is set to light the summer stages on fire with his soulful tunes and stomping bluesy beats in his renowned killer solos shows. And what better way to get your music out to the masses, headline a few festivals of course!! In the New Year, Ash will be performing at the Blues & Grooves at the Beachcomber Hotel in NSW, before heading south to headline at the Trevor Music Festival on Phillip Island in VIC.  Whilst south, Ash will also be dropping by Melbourne’s iconic and infamous music institution, The Espy where he will be rockin’ it in the Gershwin Room, before travelling onto Portsea to jam it with the locals at the Portsea Hotel. Ash will then return to NSW where he will perform a number of intimate shows at the stunning Lizotte’s venues in Newcastle & Dee Why.

Friday 28th December                  Wharf Tavern – with Scott Owen (The Living End) & Rob Hirst (Midnight Oil)
River Esplanade, Corner Parkyn Parade, MOOLOOLABA
Tickets available from, and the venue Ph: 07 5444 8383
Doors 8pm

Saturday 29th December             Ferntree Gully Hotel – with Scott Owen (The Living End) & Rob Hirst (Midnight Oil)
1130 Burwood Hwy, Ferntree Gully
Tickets $25 + bf from venue &
Doors open 8.00pm

Sunday 30th December                The Falls Festival, Lorne
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Monday 31st December               The Falls Festival, Marion Bay
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Sunday 6th January                                  Blues & Grooves @ The Beachie
For full line up and ticketing details go to

Friday 11th January                                   The Espy
The Esplanade, ST KILDA
Tickets $25 +bf available from

Saturday 12th January                             Trevor – A Music Festival
Churchill Island, PHILLIP ISLAND
For full line up and ticketing details go to

Sunday 13th January                                Portsea Hotel
3746 Point Nepean Road, PORTSEA
Free Entry

Thursday 24th January                             Newcastle Lizottes
31 Morehead St, LAMBTON
Show only $35 +bf & main meal and show $77 available from venue 4956 2066 &
Doors 8pm

Friday 25th January                                   Dee Why Lizottes
4/5 629 Pittwater Road, DEE WHY
Show only $35 +bf & main meal and show $77 available from venue 9984 9933 &
Doors 8pm

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Ash is heading back to W.A!

After amassing a staggering 38 shows to date as part of his current “Troubles Door” tour, Ash will be returning to where he kicked it all off, adding another 7 W.A. shows!  Revisiting some of his favourite locations & adding some new ones too, he starts off the latest additions in Margaret River, heading onto Bunbury, Albany, Pinjarra, Scarborough & Karratha before wrapping it all up in Freo!!

Thursday 25th October          Settlers Tavern          WA
114 Bussell Hwy, MARGARET RIVER
Tickets $25 + bf presale/$30 door from
Doors open 8pm

Friday 26th October          Prince of Wales Hotel          WA
41 Stephen St, BUNBURY
Tickets $25 + bf presale/$30 door from
Doors open 8pm

Saturday 27th October          Premier Hotel          WA
208 York Street, ALBANY
Tickets $25 + bf presale/$30 door from
Doors open 8pm

Sunday 28th October          Redcliffe On The Murray          WA
3 Sutton Street, PINJARRA
Tickets $25 + bf presale/$30 door from
Doors open 2pm

Wednesday 31st October          Indi Bar          WA
27 Hastings St, SCARBOROUGH
Tickets $31 + bf pre/$35 door from
Doors open 8pm
Thursday 1st November          Karratha Tavern          WA
27 Bond Place, KARRATHA
Tickets $35 + bf pre/$40 door from
Doors open 8pm

Friday 2nd November          Fly By Night Club          WA
1 Holdsworth Street, FREMANTLE
Tickets $31 + bf pre/$35 door from or the venue 08 9430 5976.
Doors open 8pm

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East Coast Tour Dates

Having circumnavigated the country once already, across 24 shows, on his most successful tour to date, Ash Grunwald has decided to keep pulling in and riding the wave; adding even more East Coast shows! Targeting some of his favourite areas, he kicks off the latest additions in his former hometown of Torquay, taking in NSW, ACT and QLD before finishing up close to home in Northern NSW. All details below.

Friday 28th September         Entrance Leagues Club                  NSW
3 Bay Village Road, Bateau Bay
Tickets $20+bf from venue 02 4334 3233 &
Doors open 8.00pm

Saturday 29th September            Hoey Moey                           NSW
90 Ocean Parade, Coffs Harbour
Tickets $20 + bf from venue 02 6653 8377, park beach music 02 6652 3725, Coopers Surf Australia Palms Shopping Centre 02 6652 6369,, &
Doors open 8.30pm

Friday 5th October      Sugarland Tavern                            QLD
52 Johnston Street, BUNDABERG
$20.00 + bf presale from the Venue, &

Saturday 6th October     Redland Bay Hotel                        QLD
160 Broadwater Terrace, REDLAND BAY 4165
Free Entry
Show starts 4pm

Saturday 6th October            Racehorse Hotel                           QLD
215 Brisbane Road, BOOVAL
Free Entry Members or $10.00 + bf presale from the Venue, &
Doors open 8pm

Saturday 13 October              Breakwall Festival                 NSW
Harrington Hotel, Harrington
Free Entry

Friday 19th October           The Sound Lounge                         QLD
Currumbin Creek Rd, Currumbin, Gold Coast
With Mr Cassidy
Tickets $30 + bf from 
Doors open 7.30pm

Saturday 20th October        The Star Court Theatre                  NSW
Star Court Arcade, LISMORE
With Mr Cassidy
Tickets $33 from the venue 02 6622 5005
Doors open 6.30pm

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Wed 1 Aug – Bodega, Wellington
Thu 2 Aug – TSB Showplace, New Plymouth
Fri 3 Aug – Kings Arms, Auckland
Sat 4 Aug – YOT Club, Raglan
Sun 5 Aug – Leigh Sawmill Cafe, Leigh

No stranger to New Zealand, Ash has played the Kaikoura Roots and WOMADNZ Festivals earlier this year. But for the first time, Ash will hit New Zealand for his first headline tour, showcasing his new album Trouble’s Door, on a five date jaunt at the start of August.

Making sure he gets to play in some coastal areas is all part of the deal for this surfing nomadic troubadour – a lifestyle heartily embraced and played out in energetic live shows.

Joining Ash on the road is his very special guest MIHIRANGI, providing her own unique presence and mesmerising performance. Singing in both Maori and English and dubbed the “Maori Princess of Funk” and the “Queen of Loops”, Mihirangi creates her own band sound live in front of her audience. Last seen in New Zealand at the 2012 Pasifika Festival, Mihirangi utilises a loop pedal to layer her own vocal sounds. The power of her voice, vocal range and talent for timing, rhythm and vocal tonality appeals to audiences worldwide. A truly powerful and dynamic performer, Mihirangi is the perfect complement to Ash’s shows.

It’s been 10 years since the release of his first record, and with hundreds of thousands of arses shaken since, Ash welcomes you to strive toward life’s greatest mission amongst the sadness and the challenges – the presence of good times and the possession of a happy heart.

Don’t miss your chance to see Ash Grunwald live – explosive shows full of heart only come along now and then. This is one of those tours.

Wed 1 Aug – Bodega, Wellington
Thu 2 Aug – TSB Showplace, New Plymouth*
Fri 3 Aug – Kings Arms, Auckland
Sat 4 Aug – YOT Club, Raglan
Sun 5 Aug – Leigh Sawmill Cafe, Leigh


*New Plymouth tickets from

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Trouble’s Door Is OUT NOW!!!

Here it is! The highly anticipated release. Stream it in full and get busy!!

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Longtime – video clip

Here it is! The highly anticipated video for the first single from “Trouble’s Door”. Featuring cameo appearances from Pete Murray, Xavier Rudd, Kram from Spiderbait, Scotty Owen from the Living End, Bob McTavish and Fingers Malone. It also features some brilliant surfing from Derek Hynde, Beau Young and Dave Rastovich and an absolutely cracking cutback from Ash himself. It was filmed over a couple of days around the Byron region and was a whole lotta fun to make. Enjoy.

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Trouble’s Door National Tour Announcement

Trouble’s Door National Tour supported bytriple j

The release of his brand new album Trouble’s Door is the solidification of two years of change for Ash Grunwald personally and a reflection as well of the shifts in the world around us. Since 2010’s award-winning album, Hot Mama Vibes, Ash Grunwald life has been sizzling. After years of surfing the arctic waters of Victoria, Ash bundled up his two main ladies – his beautiful wife and cheeky daughter – and headed north to the warmer shores of NSW. His track ‘Walking’ played a starring role in the Hollywood movie Limitless, new friendships were formed with Kram from Spiderbait and Vika and Linda Bull and a new home with a new home studio were built, from which was birthed his brand new album Trouble’s Door.

In the new songs, Ash – along with his good pal and dubstep sideproject partner, Fingers Malone- has created his most internal album to date, one that found life through the fiery breath of injustice; the frustration of severe political and environmental mismanagement ‘It’s some of my most personal songwriting,’ Ash says of Trouble’s Door. ‘I had just done a benefit gig to stop coal seam gas mining. There were other issues going on at the time, you can take your pick really, and it occurred to me that our system just doesn’t work. We are experiencing the result of rampant unchecked capitalism.’

Ash doesn’t pretend to present answers, Trouble’s Door merely mirrors the modern twists and turns on the same old lesson never learned: a Governments willingness to trade the future for a dollar. But as is the case with the music he loves so dearly, it’s technology that has breathed new optimism into the age-old tale. ‘One positive thread is the democratization of digital communications. I had the experience of being on a surf trip in west Timor on a sail boat that was made the traditional way, with wooden nails and having to haul the anchor up as a group! While I was there I received an email from a friend about the lock the gate campaign. It explained the exponential potential of each person passing it on and it made me realize that we really do have the power to reach each other en masse, regardless of geography or traditional media coverage. The implications of this are cause for optimism, as long as our apathy doesn’t stand in the way.’

Ash Grunwald has acted. Bringing together a record that serves up a cross-section of what it means to be living on a planet in constant balance between hope and despair, all the while striving to fulfil the greatest mission of all – the presence of great times and the possession of a happy heart.

Trouble’s Door touches on the strength that now lies in community to keep each other informed no matter who we are or where we live. And just like the light and dark of the words, the music itself traverses many tales; the blues propelled by driving dancefloor rhythms, buoyed by hip hop beats and slammed by the dubstep crunch. Naturally.

Trouble’s Door is a novel, full of many colours and much food for thought, what pieces you take from it will be reflective of you. All that’s being asked is that when this time you shake your booty, you shake your booty for change.

The release of Trouble’s Door is being funded by pre-sales and special events through PledgeMusic

Trouble’s Door out May 11th via Shock Records.

Trouble’s Door National Tour
Presented by triple j

Friday 25th May The Great Northern Hotel NSW
35 – 43 Jonson Street, BYRON BAY
Tickets $22 + bf from the venue 02 6685 6454 &
Doors open 8pm

Wed 30th May Indi Bar, Scarborough WA
27 Hastings St, Scarborough
Tickets: 08 9341 1122

Thurs 31st May Redcliffe on the Murray, Pinjarra WA
13 Sutton Street, Pinjarra

Friy 1st June Prince of Wales, Bunbury WA
41 Stephen Street Bunbury
Tickets: 08 9721 2016

Sat 2nd June Karratha Tavern, Karratha WA
27 Bond Pl, Karratha

Sun 3rd June The Fly By Night, Fremantle WA
1 Holsworth St, Fremantle

Friday 8th June The Governor Hindmarsh SA
59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, ADELAIDE
Tickets $30 + bf from &
Doors open 7.30pm

Saturday 9th June The Corner Hotel VIC
57 Swan St, Richmond, MELBOURNE
Tickets $30 + bf from The Corner box office (03) 9427 9198
Doors open 8.30pm

Sunday 10th June The Westernport Hotel VIC
161 Marine Parade, SAN REMO
Tickets $22 +bf from
Doors open 8pm

Thursday 14th June The Spotted Cow QLD
296 Ruthven Street Toowoomba
Tickets $20 + bf from
Doors open 8pm

Friday 15th June The Hi-Fi QLD
125 Boundary St, West End, BRISBANE
Tickets $30 + bf from the venue 1300THEHIFI (1300 843 443) &
Doors open 8pm

Saturday 16th June Coolum Civic Centre QLD
Park Street, Coolum Beach
Tickets $25 + bf from
Doors open 7.30pm

Thursday 21st June The Patch NSW
73 Princes Highway, Fairy Meadow (Wollongong)
Tickets $20 + bf from The venue (02) 4283 4544 , and Music Farmers (02)4228 0459
Doors open 8pm

Friday 22nd June Level One, Newcastle Leagues Club NSW
17 National Park Street, Newcastle
Tickets $25 + bf from
Doors open 8.30pm

Saturday 23rd June The Metro NSW
624 George St, Sydney
Tickets $25 +bf from venue &
Doors open 8pm

Sunday 24th June Hard Rocks the Beach QLD
Surfers Paradise

Friday 29th June Darwin Blues NT
Darwin Gardens Amphitheatre
For all line up and ticketing info go to

Saturday 30th June Tanks Arts Centre QLD
46 Collins Avenue, Edge Hill
Tickets $25 concession and $30 + bf from
Doors open 6.30pm

Thursday 5th July Spurs TAS
18 King Street, Devonport
Tickets $20 + bf from Collectors Corner Burnie, Red Hot CDS, Devonport
Doors open 8pm

Friday 6th July Launceston Hotel New York TAS
122 York Street, Launceston
Tickets $25 + bf and Mojo Music, Launceston
Doors open 8pm

Saturday 7th July Republic Bar TAS
299 Elizabeth Street, North Hobart
tickets $30 + bf from
Doors open 8pm

Thursday 12th July Harvey Rd Tavern QLD
1 Harvey Rd Gladstone
Tickets $15 + bf from Venue 07 4978 7102 &
Doors 7:30 pm

Fri. 13th July Magnums Hotel FNQ
366 Shute Harbour Road Airlie Beach
Tickets $15 + bf from Venue 07 4946 6188 &
Doors 8pm

Sat 14 July Dalrymple Hotel FNQ
310 Bayswater Road Garbutt, T’ownsville
Tickets $15 + bf from the venue 07 4779 6344 &
Doors 8:30 pm

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