Grand Casual is a three-piece band from Esperance Western Australia, Kyron their overweight balding 30 something front man dances like a man possessed, if you don’t believe in god you may get a little taste of his spirit as this guy swipes the sweat from his forehead screaming something about western mail order brides.
Cooper on the guitar is never going to know which country exactly these mail order brides are coming from because he can’t hear a damn thing. Much like a snake flicking his tongue to the air he’s picking up vibrations through the stage and just noodling about, sweat pissing into his hearing aids rendering them a sonic mess. How is it then that this guy tears lead guitar solos that make the audiences ears bleed melting them to the floor in a writhing mass of ecstatic mental incompetence, telepathy no doubt. Don’t worry though you’re feeling those same fiery vibrations.
Joe Franzone is an actual loon, he spends a vast amount of time talking shit about how graylands is a place inside his mind and how he trips out after sucking on eucalyptus leaves while drunk. When you’re watching Grand Casual you’re wondering where that damn bass is coming from, and does the drummer only have one arm. The answer is simple Joe Franzone can play the bass keys and drums one handed better than he can take a bottle to the teeth and knock his front tooth out (yeah that happened), I guarantee it.
Performances at Blues at Bridgetown Festival 2018, Wamfest 2018, Nannup Music Festival 2019 serve as wholehearted highlights in Grand Casuals three-year history. A 2018 WAM nomination for best regional act served to spur the guys on and into the recording studio. With their latest single “The Sound” a chunky slab of regional blues, rock and roll released on July 20th 2019. The release followed up by an eight-date tour that saw them hit the South West and the Goldfields rounded out by supporting The Southern River Band at The Cannery Arts Centre Esperance.
Esperance Western Australia White bloody beaches, population of beautiful people, and a band named Grand Casual that will bare their soul to make you dance like a lunatic, isn’t that what life’s all about.
Esperance – Western Australia, Australia
Matt Cooper – electric guitar
Joe Franzone – drums, bass station
Kyron Smithson – vocals