Grand Casual prepares for South West tour to celebrate new single

Grand Casual, April 2019. Photo: Jonty Scoble.
Grand Casual, April 2019. Photo: Jonty Scoble.

After a busy few months of recording and planning, Esperance three-piece Grand Casual is set to celebrate the release of its single 'The Sound' with a tour of the South West.

Grand Casual frontman Kyron Smithson said the single had been very well-received since its release in July and that the trio couldn't wait to hit the road and perform it live.

Smithson said the band had already planned the tour for late August to promote the new single before its release, stopping off at The Common in Margaret River on Saturday, August 31, and Caves House in Yallingup on Sunday, September 1.

The classic blues-rock-and-roll single was developed shortly after drummer Joe Franzone joined the band in late 2017, according to Smithson.

In April 2019, the band travelled to Perth to record over four days with Debaser Studio's Andy Lawson, coming away with five tracks in the process.

Over the next six weeks, Smithson said the band undertook the task of mixing and mastering the songs before finally selecting a single.

"It was a really, really cool time," he said.

"It's been a hectic time, having to get our heads around how to release the song across all of the digital platforms.

"It was a song that came really easily.

"It's a great track to dance to and always goes down really well with the audience.

"Every time we play it live, I think it's one for crowd interaction and getting people in the zone and enjoying themselves.

"Looking back at the work that we have put in over the last three months, it's really nice to get to this point."

The last 18 months have been especially busy for the band, travelling more than 1,200 kilometres co-headlining the Goldfields-Esperance Touring Circuit in April 2018, touring the state's South-West in October and being nominated for the 2018 WAM regional award.

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