Gray Broth­ers

Broome Advertiser - - HAPPENINGS - Jakeb Wad­dell

Home­com­ing for Broome band

They may have graced the stages of the coun­try’s top fes­ti­vals and high-pro­file events, but now three broth­ers are re­turn­ing home for an in­ti­mate evening in their own back­yard.

Broome’s Harry, Al­bert and El­wood Gray have each made names for them­selves in their own right, but have spent the bet­ter part of the year tour­ing to­gether as The Gray Broth­ers in venues across the State.

But the sib­lings do things a lit­tle dif­fer­ently when they are back in their home town.

The folk trio will in­vite the public into their back­yard next week for an in­ti­mate gig, serv­ing their guests piz­zas from wood­fired ovens while they play their own tunes.

Old­est brother Harry, 25, said sim­i­lar con­certs had been spe­cial nights for the band and they were look­ing for­ward to this one.

“We have been do­ing house con­certs around Broome for a while now,” he said.

“What we en­joy about it most is that con­nec­tion with the crowd — ev­ery­one is there for the mu­sic.

“It is a real hon­est, homely vibe that peo­ple have grown to love.

“The last one we did was amaz­ing, so many peo­ple rocked up and it made for one of our most un­for­get­table nights.”

Al­though he has sup­ported acts such as Missy Hig­gins and Paul Kelly in his ca­reer, Harry said it was shows like this that made him ner­vous.

“It is kind of ter­ri­fy­ing as a per­former,” he said.

“You are used to be­ing at all these rowdy venues all the time but then you are in this real in­ti­mate venue and it re­ally makes us step up our game.”

The three broth­ers will sup­port one another as they each per­form their own orig­i­nal pieces. “We’re all vo­cal­ists with our own mu­sic, but we have sup­ported each other through­out the tour,” Harry said. “We’ve been slowly mak­ing our way back home, play­ing a huge amount of gigs along the way, but can­not wait for this one. They’re very unique, like noth­ing seen around Broome, so I en­cour­age ev­ery­one to come along.”

The Broome house con­cert is the fi­nal stop on the band’s 18-leg tour around WA.

It will take place on June 8, with tick­ets still avail­able at www.gray­broth­ersmu­

Pic­ture: Gray Broth­ers

The Gray Broth­ers will per­form a house show on June 8.

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