Critics raving about Grunwald’s live sets

Blistering live sets on the festival circuit have had critics and fans raving about Ash Grunwald.

Blistering live sets on the festival circuit throughout Australia, Japan, Canada, America, Europe and the U.K. have had critics and fans raving about Ash Grunwald.

They praise his unique blend of roots, blues, beats and a whole lotta groove.

Grunwald, who plays Feb. 22 at the Waverley Hotel in Cumberland, has been nominated five times for Australia’s ARIA Awards.

His many award wins include MBAS Blues Performer of the Year 2003 and the AIR Best Independent Blues and Roots Album, and in 2009, taking out a prestigious APRA songwriting award for Blues & Roots Song of the Year.

His album of 2010, Hot Mama Vibes, was nominated for Best Blues & Roots album by both the Australian Record Industry Association and Australian Independent Record Label Association, and after a sold out national Australian tour, he capped off 2010 supporting Jack Johnson’s Australian tour.

Grunwald’s first single from the album Walking received significant radio airplay, and was prominently featured in the Hollywood blockbuster Limitless starring Robert De Niro and Bradley Cooper.

In the two years since Hot Mama Vibes, Ash has made an exodus from the cold waters of Victoria to the sunnier shores of northern New south Wales. He’s taken on New Zealand for the first time, playing at Kaikoura Roots & WOMAD NZ and made his return to WOMADelaide.

He toured to sold-out venues in Canada and is returning here to share his latest album, Gargantua.

For more about him, visit and

Tickets for the Feb. 22 Waverley gig are available at Bop City, the hotel, by phoning 250-336-8322 and at

— Cumberland Village Works