Grace Robinson and her band, State Of Grace, return to the Melbourne music scene with some new music after their hibernation throughout the last 6 months of 2018. Alongside guitarist Toshi Cornellius, bassist Vincent Barker and drummer Max Hazeldine, Grace Robinson will grace the stage (ha ha) with some new and some old tunes. The group use a combination of their jazz and blues knowledge with pop influences, creating a distinctive sound. Grace Robinson has been showcasing her live music with her incredible band for almost three years now, however on the 7th of July, Grace and the band come to the Spotted Mallard to launch their new name, "State Of Grace". State Of Grace's music is focused around intricate lyricism and catchy melodies, energetically executed across a variety of genres and diverse instrumentation.
State Of Grace will also be joined by the two local powerhouse groups, Bailey Judd and Orange Orange.
Singer, songwriter and guitarist Bailey Judd has been known in blues circles as the fedora kid who rocked cross-country stages before sprouting a single chest hair. Moving onwards and upwards, he now crafts complex and emotional jazzy rock tunes that humble the soul. Moving swiftly between lush guitar compositions and heartfelt vocals, he could be the Mayer-Buckley lovechild you never asked for. Joined by a killer band; Dom Stitt on drums, Ben Cooke on bass and Max Teakle on keys, shit gon' be tight. Earlier this year Orange Orange released an amazing, genre-bending album called Shame. With his band, he has been putting on spellbinding, fiercely energetic sets - music to inspire you with wonder and excite you with intensity.