Chris ‘Griff’ Griffiths is one third of the membership of Sydney band Grimick and one half of its name.
Confused? Never fear. (Small band member joke there; we move on.) Yes, never fear because Griff has a black belt in algebra, and is not afraid to use it.
Grimick are Griff, Mick (join the naming dots there) and Dr Fear.
I first encountered Grimick at Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival several years ago and was quite mesmerised by their songs and music. Later, listening to their wonderful album ‘Dazzle’, I was even more enchanted. Firstly, for the stunning production values and warm, rich sound, and secondly for the fact that Grimick have this tendency to give their music away.
Griff explains more about this giving-away ethos in the interview, both giving away CDs at gigs and giving you the ability to download the whole shooting match at their website.
I interviewed Griff at Punchbowl Boys’ High School in Sydney’s south-west earlier this week and we spent a bit of time talking about the benefits to be had from inter-meshing music and education.
And by and by, we did discuss music, and Grimick’s first foray to the National Folk Festival this weekend.
Highly recommended. See them if you can.
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Bill Quinn: 2013 is a year for doing interviews in new and interesting places. Already I’ve done one in a harness racing kitchenette, and now we’re at the Punchbowl Boys High School. I’m talking to Griff from the wonderful band Grimick. Hello, Griff.
Chris Griffiths: How’re you going? Thanks for making your way out to sunny Punchbowl on this Monday morning.