Retro rock music with a twist of folk and punk
A typical evening will include original music from all 4 albums and of course cover versions of artists like Patti Smith, Bob Dylan, Velvet Underground, Dandy Warhols, Lou Reed, Rolling Stones, Beatles, Iggy Pop, Kinks, Travelling Wilburys, Pagliaro, and more.
Performance On Stage and On Camera
In the 80s Grundy trained at Mohawk College, Hamilton, with acclaimed Canadian playwright Frank McEnaney. With an improv troop at the now demolished Redmill Dinner Theatre (a good story) Hamilton TheatreSports began. With a great stage to work with the group also self-produced plays by local writers, including Desmond Grundy. Fast forward to 2010 and Grundy can be seen on stage and on posters and in music video and television. “It was the best kind of fun.” Along with music videos, the following playlist contains professional television work and advertising.
Grundy plays sporadically throughout the Golden Horseshoe in Ontario Canada. Less recently he could be found playing to club and festival audiences north of Toronto and before that the dance halls and bars in and around the Hamilton area, in the Western provinces and across the pond.
Desmond Grundy (solo) and sometimes with band plays a songbook of favourites that draws on memorable, rock-inflected music from the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s plus his own originals. He delivers a show that appeals to both quiet listeners and avid rockers. Just the music.
In the thick of things, learning on the fly and listening only to the drums and the beat from the hollow floor. Left is R Tavern located on the Beach Road in Hamilton, Ontario, 2019. Right is Macassa Bay Yacht Club in Hamilton, 2019.
Grundy has an ever-growing local and international fan base to his credit and a steady flow of paid downloads and streams of his music. He has recorded three full-length albums between his own studio and Grant Avenue Studio in Hamilton (U2, Brian Eno). Grundy has worked as an actor in commercial music videos (Our Lady Peace, 2011). He’s had acting parts in TV shows, web ads and print marketing campaigns. He also contributes his time as a volunteer to various local arts and activist communities.
Cover Songs from Live Sets
|CASUAL VIEWIN’ –||5440|
|WANNA BE YOUR MAN –||Beatles –|
|VENUS –||Shocking Ble|
|DANCING BAREFOOT –||Patti Smith –|
|MOZAMBIQUE –||Dylan –|
|POCAHONTAS –||Neil Young –|
|WALK ON THE WILD SIDE –||Lou Reed –|
|SUNNY AFTERNOON –||Kinks –|
|DEAR PRUDENCE –||Beatles|
|TWO OF US –||Beatles –|
|EVERY NIGHT –||McCartney|
|STEPPING STONE –||Monkees|
|PUMPING FOR JILL –||Iggy Pop|
|BILLY –||Dylan –|
|FOUR STRONG WINDS –||Ian Tyson –|
|PLANET QUEEN –||T-REX|
|LUCKY MAN –||ELP –|
|GODLESS –||Dandy Warhols –|
|COME UP AND SEE ME –||steve harley|
Stories about Words and Music
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Solo or band: single and multiple sets, opening act, house concerts, corporate and media events; matinees, nightclubs, festivals.
Original music and cover songs from the classic rock and new wave eras.
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