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J.Gronow / Bio

Singer, songwriter and guitarist Jeremy Gronow has been playing in bands for more than 25 years. He is best known for his work with Helvelln who won the 1990 National Campus band competition (at the time the biggest competition of its kind in the Southern hemisphere), toured Australia and released an album on Mushroom Records in 1991. Helvelln appeared on national TV shows such as Hey Hey its Saturday and the Steve Vizard show as well as gaining international airplay via songs licensed to Neighbours.

Following Helvelln, in the mid-90s Jeremy formed Colourbomb, a short lived and chaotic blues rock band. In 1999 his new band Idiot Son released its first EP and held a longstanding residency at St Kilda’s Doulton Bar. The band set about recording an LP but disintergrated after completing it in 2000. This year the album was released for the first time ever online.

In 2003 Jeremy took a break from bands to raise his children, study and work full time. During the time off he became fascinated with blue grass and finger style guitar which in turn led to a discovery of new folk bands such as Iron and Wine, Calexico and Bon Iver.

Around 2006, Jeremy began to get itchy fingers and returned to live performances eschewing the traditional pub circuit for a series of bizarre venues including hippy arts festivals, a sheep farm, bowling clubs, school fetes and best of all, a fish farm.

In 2011 Jeremy began playing with Hevelln band mate Andrew Papadopoulos working on a set of new songs reflecting on the darkside of being 40 years old.

General Info

Band Members
With Idiot Son: Miles McNicol - Drums and vocals; Mitz Bryant - Keys, guitars, voalcs; Andrew Vincent - Bass; J.Gronow - guitar, vocals
Artist Name
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Indie / Alt.Country / Powerpop

Contact Info

Melbourne, VIC, AU

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