Af­ter a whirl­wind few years fol­low­ing their tele­vi­sion suc­cess, Un­cle Jed are now seek­ing a fresh start on a far more chal­leng­ing level

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Play Magazine - - LIVE & LOUD -

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

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