Grumblewood are a New Zealand quartet that blend baroque, jazz, and traditional folk music in a vintage rock setting. Influenced by the electric folk and progressive rock movements of the early 70s, their music is crafted with flamboyant flute-work, creative fret-work, and complex grooves. Their lyrics tell tuneful tales of fortune and fable, daring and demise.
Established in 2016 and hailing from Wellington and the Kāpiti Coast, Grumblewood are Gav Bromfield (Vocals, Flute, Guitar), Salvatore Richichi (Guitar, Mandolin, Banjo), Morgan Jones (Bass, Bouzouki), and Phil Aldridge (Drums).
Their debut album ‘Stories of Strangers’ is due to be released in late 2019.
Grumblewood will play a feature concert and a spot in the Saturday afternoon showcase concert, present a workshop on playing in odd time signatures and run a short dance after the Sunday showcase concert for anyone with an energy left.