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Grunwald brings big sound to coast

IT HAS been a while since we have had the pleasure of hearing blues singer Ash Grunwald's voice in our part of town.

Diehard fans will be excited to hear the Byron boy will perform at The Sound Lounge on October 19.

The singer said he had fond memories of the Currumbin venue.

"It was one of the first places that I got a lot of people to come to a gig," he said.

"It was really exciting."

This was 7 years ago.

Since then Grunwald's rise to stardom has been full steam ahead.

IT has been roughly three years since his last gig at The Sound Lounge, a venue he loved to perform at.

"It's a great place and I love performing there to project a happy vibe and hopefully everyone leaves happy," he said.

Grunwald's latest album Trouble's Door was released in May with the help of website pledgemusic.com.

The singer aimed to reach the target of $3000 on the website to launch his album.

He offered fans $10 digital downloads, $30 signed cds, $80 voice or guitar lessons, a $300 surf with the singer himself and even offered to call fans in a fun way for him to interact with them.

"I was very apprehensive at the start but I'm glad I did it and I want to do it again," he said.

"It was sometimes hard to dial at first but it got me so much closer with my fans.

Grunwald also offered a personal Skype concert however no one picked up on the idea.

"No one went for it I was a bit upset about it," he said.

"But I like the idea of a true democracy; your audience is the person who gives you a grant.

"I've always hated that a record company would decide everything."

The blues singer's new album, in his own words, "is about 90% what you would expect from me and the rest a little bit different."

Tickets are $30 and can be booked from thesoundlounge.com.au, doors open at 7.30pm.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dovf9HCgYAs



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