Surf-Rock Stars The Grogans Take the Stage at the UC Hub

Melbourne raised surf-rock trio, The Grogans, headlined at the UC Hub last Friday, presenting their latest album Day/To/Day.

Quin Grunden, Angus Vasic, and Jordan Lewis started making music together in high school and quickly became well known in Melbourne’s live music scene.

Now, the trio is recognised nationally for their quirky tunes. Some of their most popular songs include Lemon to my Lime, Washed Out and their newest single Got a Girl.

During a pre-interview with the band, they expressed their ‘excitement’ about their UC Hub performance, as it was only their second time ever in Canberra.

The Grogans were joined at the UC Hub by two amazing supporting acts: solo indie singer, Sam Windley, from the Central Coast; and Greatest Hits, a groovy neo-psychedelia band from the Gold Coast with electrifying on-stage chemistry.

The atmosphere on the night was incredible, as the UC Hub came alive with the excited chatter of eager fans, keenly waiting for The Grogans to take the stage.

The lights beamed a bright blue as the trio stepped out in front of the crowd, with fans cheering and ‘whooping’ their excitement, impatient to hear their music.

Before the show began lead singer, Quin Grunden, respectfully presented an acknowledgement of country to First Nations Australians, recognising “we are on stolen land.”

The band moved on to address the crowd and discuss the effects of COVID on touring and the live music scene across Australia. The trio was happy to finally be performing again and to be back on the Canberra stage.

The Grogans started to play and absolutely tore the house down. Their surf-rock sound was reflective of other popular Australian surf-rock bands, including Skegss and Hockey Dad.

Angus’ melodic guitar and Jordan’s heavy drums excellently complimented Quin’s vocals, creating a unique sound that was easy to dance to and put a smile on every single face in the room.

When the band performed one of their most popular songs, Washed Out, the crowd went wild with people were laughing, dancing, and singing to each other loudly.

They ended the concert with their newest single Got a Girl, which was also greeted with an enthusiastic response from fans.

The crowd was sad to see The Grogans step off the stage but were also in awe after such an incredible show.

We can’t wait to see The Grogans back in Canberra soon!


1 Comment

  • Posted May 20, 2021 1:01 pm 0Likes
    Tali Abbasi

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