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The Grogans hit Airlie Beach

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AUSSIE band The Grogans are headed to Airlie Beach, on Friday, October 14, to rock out at Magnums Hotel.

The group will be supported by Airlie Beach favourites The Stone Apes, who frequent live music venues around town.

The Grogans are a Melbourne-based trio made up of band members Quin Grunden, Angus Vasic and Jordan Lewis, who explore surf, punk, blues, garage, psych, rockabilly and reggae.

The group banded together in high school before working their way up and cutting the ribbon on their debut album ‘Just What You Want’ in 2019.

“It (playing music) started out just being a Friday night, after-school jam at Quin’s place,” drummer Jordan Lewis said.

“It was never too serious because we were all in other bands and it was just meant to be a bit of fun.

“Eventually, we recorded our first track ‘Sick kids doin’ skitz skids’, started playing some house parties and proper gigs, and I guess we just kept the ball rolling from there.”

The Grogans have supported the likes of Ocean Alley, Maddy Jane, Northeast Party House, Drunk Mums and The Chats, and triple j’s favourite Aussie band, Hockey Dad. 

Now they’re back on the road and headed to Airlie Beach for their ‘No Thanks (I’m Going to See The Grogans)’ tour in celebration of their latest surf rock bop ‘No Thanks (I’m Going Surfing), out now via Cousin Will Records.

Jordan said the group can’t wait to play their first headliner.

“We are keen to come back up to play at Airlie beach! We were there a few months ago with Hockey Dad and the show was insane, so much fun. Can’t wait to play our first headliner.” 

The show is set to be a crowd pleaser with The Grogan’s giving the audience a taste of what’s to come from the upcoming third studio album ‘Which Way is Out’, set to hit record stores and streaming services on Friday, October 28. 

The Grogans will be supported by up-and-coming indie band The Stone Apes, who have played a series of killer gigs at venues across Airlie Beach.  “It was suggested to us by the promoter to get them on the line-up, so we dived into their music and liked what we heard,” Jordan said.  

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