Phil Jamieson (Grinspoon)(AUS)
Supported by Jud Campbell and The Ruiins
Phil Jamieson (Grinspoon)
As the voice and face of Grinspoon, Phil Jamieson fronted one of the most popular Australian bands of the last two decades.
An accomplished singer, songwriter and guitarist, Jamieson’s generation-defining lyrics and vocal melodies first became etched into rock fans’ DNA in 1995, when theLismore-born quartet rode a new wave of alternative music to become the first act Unearthed by national youth radio station triple j with its debut single ‘Sickfest’. So began a love affair that maintained its heat and passion for over one thousand live shows, six consecutive Top 10 debuts and multi-platinum album sales. That initial romance with triple j’s listeners blossomed into full-bloom infatuation: an incredible 17 Grinspoon songs have polled in Hottest 100 countdowns over the years, led by the much-loved ‘Chemical Heart’ (#2 in 2002; #63 in 2013’s Hottest 100 of All Time).
With the release of seventh album Black Rabbits came the news in late 2013 that Grinspoon were entering hibernation indefinitely, yet Phil Jamieson remains as focused and passionate about music as ever. His writing and vocal talents are being put to good use in a fledgling solo career which has seen the singer sell out rooms throughout the country.
Jud Campbell is singer/songwriter from Brisbane Australia who is currently touring and performing nationally on the strength of his debut mini-album, “Testing Times”.
Campbell’s first band, The Disables, received wide acclaim for their authentic brand of socially conscious, traditional punk rock. Performing national and international tours along with high rotation on Triple J radio, performances at Big Day Out, Livid and Soundwave festivals, The Disables were voted with song of the year on 4ZZZ radio with their song Asio off their debut album. As the primary song writer and singer for The Disables, Jud was acknowledged as one of the leading socially conscious voices and was asked to write and score the music for various campaigns for both the Wilderness Society of Australia and The Greens political party.
The Ruiins’ is a collaboration of raw blues and vintage rock enriched by powerful vocals and a touch of character bringing life to each song. The brother-like duo, Adam Dooker and Pat Sugden, hail from the New South Wales Mid North Coast and have graced audiences the length of the east coast.
Stemming from their roots of a beach orientated lifestyle, Adam and Pat have manifested into a unique two-piece who claim a sound that is The Ruiins. With the use of captivating riffs, heartfilled vocals, and a foot-tapping beat, residing on the Gold Coast they have grown into a local icon.
There is no end-sight for the quirky pair as they release their new single 'Open Up Your Soul'! Recorded in combination with Jordan Power (Dope Lemon, Angus Stone) and Wayne Connolly (Josh Pyke, Boy & Bear) at the production helm, the track delivers a fast-paced riff and drum combo heightened with captivating edgy lyrics and a punchy pop hook laden chorus, which has you singing along from the first listen.