After a whirlwind few years following their television success, Uncle Jed are now seeking a fresh start on a far more challenging level
Uncle Jed are performing some special farewell shows this weekend before the trio embark on a new project. Consisting of brothers Shannon and Danny Stitt and their cousin Laura Stitt, the 2013 Australia’s Got Talent winners say they’re ready to commence a different musical chapter.
Uncle Jed are marking this new beginning with a name change.
“The last few years have been a whirlwind for us,” Laura says.
“We are so grateful for the success that AGT has given us and the amazing connection we’ve had with our fans, but the time has come to move to a new phase and really bring to the world the thoughts and melodies that we want to express as an original independent band.”
Luna Grand will replace Uncle Jed and Laura says it will enable the band to focus on original music written from the heart.
“The rebirth as Luna Grand is not just a rebranding, but a real change in the spirit of what we do,” she says.
“We have had fun interpreting other people’s songs, but being able to communicate our own feelings and experiences is something we felt we could better achieve with a fresh start.”
The northern beaches-based trio have set a lasting impression on the Australian music scene through their unique funk/soul act of deep grooves and haunting ballads.
Following the release of their debut self-titled album in mid-2010, Uncle Jed performed to a sellout crowd at The Basement in Sydney.
Their album went on to debut at No.27 on the ARIA Digital Album Charts in 2013 trailing their success on Australia’s Got Talent.
The band is having two special Queensland shows this weekend.
Uncle Jed, New Globe Theatre, Brisbane, tomorrow night and Currumbin Creek Tavern, Saturday night.
Uncle Jed are about to embark on a new project