A romping, stomping roots duo from the NSW Central Coast, GRIZZLEE TRAIN take the sound of vintage blues and drench it with filthy modern guitar licks and pulsating percussion.
Dubbed “a new take on old standards”, longtime best mates, BRANDON DODD & JOSH DUFFICY begun busking on the streets of their hometown as fresh-faced teenagers in 2008. For the next five years they spent their days attending high school, writing songs and working their way around the Central Coast & Newcastle busking and pub music scenes. Once their duties as students had ended, the GRIZZLEE TRAIN project came to life.
Since officially launching in late 2013, this energetic pair have already won a stack of awards, including 1st place in the 2015 Byron Bay Busking Competition (winning a spot on the Bluesfest), being runners-up in the prestigious 2014 Tamworth Festival Busking Championships and being crowned winners of the 2014 Central Coast Home Grown Acoustic Awards.
They’ve shared the stage with some of Australia’s finest blues, rock and roots artists, including national icons jimmy barnes, The Angels, The Radiators, and Kasey Chambers. They have also since become one half of Kasey’s live band which now sees them touring throughout Australia and the USA.
Their debut ep ‘Come back around’, featuring the acclaimed single ‘Soldier for you’ was released in January 2015 and the boys are currently working on their next release with multi-award winning producer, Nash Chambers (Jimmy Barnes, Archie Roach, Kasey Chambers, Cold Chisel) .
GRIZZLEE TRAIN pride themselves on their unique sound and energetic live style. A truly dynamic duo, they blend an old school core with sharp new-age kicks – a stripped back firing of raw energy and honest music.