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Multi-award-winning Australian artists Ash Grunwald and Kram have joined forces, and there’s nothing they like better than making psychedelic improvised awesome rock blues together.

It’s called KRASH.

Kram is mainly known as the drummer/ lead singer of Australian festival rock icons Spiderbait.

The band had an Aria number one hit single in 2004 with their cover of Black Betty which sold half a million copies.

In 2009 he released his first solo album Mix Tape on Island Records. It featured the single Silk Suits, one of the most-played songs on Australian radio of that year. His songs have been used in film and TV in the US, and in 2011 performed for Triple J’s live tribute to Nick Cave national tour.

Ash Grunwald is credited with bringing blues and roots to a new generation. His new album Hot Mama Vibes was nominated for Best Blues & Roots album by both the Australian Record Industry Association and the Australian Independent Record Label Association, and after a sold-out national tour, he capped off 2010 supporting Jack Johnson’s Australian tour.

His first single from the album, Walking received significant radio airplay, and was prominently featured in the Hollywood blockbuster, Limitless’ starring Robert de Niro and Bradley Cooper. He has toured Europe, the UK and North America extensively.

The pair’s first jam session was amazing. They just set up, cracked a beer and went for it. They came out with three hours of music and over 40 songs. All the lyrics and tunes were spontaneous. They just clicked musically – everything was improvised.

‘It was something special. We just kept coming out with words and music and lots of awesome trippy sounds,’ says Kram. ‘One song would lead into another, drop to nothing, then get crazy again.

‘KRASH is about that musical empathy you have when you’re jamming. One player decides to go off in a particular direction and bang, the other guy’s right there. It ’s very much a live music thing’.

‘What’s the music?’ says Ash. ‘HHHmmmm. Psychedelic, bluesy rock i guess. It’s a pretty big sound coz we’re both one man bands in our own right. As we’re both lead singers it’s an interesting dynamic. Either of us can lead the song at any time’.

The boys are ready to smash stages this summer!  See them Thursday at the Miami Shark Bar.

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