Source: Annie Nisbet, westsidetoday.com
Wednesday, 07 Sept, 2011
On September 8, 2011 at 10pm, International, chart-topping, Australian musician, GRAYSON, performs at Finn McCool’s Irish Pub in Santa Monica, reaching the end of the line on his “66 Days on Route 66” tour. GRAYSON has revitalized the American Road Trip, traveling from Australia to trek cross-country playing gig-to-gig at over 50 saloons, festivals, radio shows and venues along Route 66. “66 Days on Route 66” is Grayson’s live music tour and documentary video series capturing his adventures and discovery of America’s love affair with this most musical of highways, as he explores historic landmarks and the people working toward and living The American Dream.
GRAYSON began his journey in Chicago on July 8, 2011, then headed West through Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico and Arizona. He comes to the end of the line this week in California, performing at Finn McCool’s Irish Pub in Santa Monica on Thursday, September 8, 2011 at 10pm.
Grayson’s gregarious soul and humour endear him to his audience. A compelling storyteller, his songs emote heartfelt experiences as he connects with his live audience.
During his 2008 European tour, Grayson secured a contract with Rifle Range Records. He moved to Ireland and spent most of 2009 recording his debut album “Somewhere In The Night” before touring Europe along with some of the greatest Irish musicians, as well as his own sold-out solo shows. Grayson’s first single “Stand Clear” entered the Top 40 Commercial Charts and reached #1 on the Indie Download Charts in Ireland.
In 2010, Grayson returned to Australia to tour with Jimmy Barnes, The Whitlams and Vanessa Amorosi. His second single “Change” went to #1 on the ARIA Physical Singles Chart and #8 on the ARIA Hit Seekers Chart, followed by a USA tour. Grayson is currently recording his 2nd full-length album “Chronology” to be released during the “66 Days on Route 66” American Tour.
ABOUT FINN McCOOL’S IRISH PUB: The Irish Herald says, “The moment you walk through the doors of Finn McCool’s Irish Pub in Santa Monica, you hear the racing clip of fresh Irish accents from [the] bar and wait staff [who are] bantering with each other as they serve an assortment of Irish fayre and beverages to satisfied customers smitten by the ambiance of genuine Irish charm”. Finn McCool’s features 17 draught beers, over 200 whiskeys from all over the globe, a full bar and an impressive cocktail and wine list. Their menu runs the gamut from Traditional Irish Boxty’s and Irish Potato Skins featured on The Travel Channel’s PUB PARADISE, to fresh salmon and home-made gravlax. They also feature an extensive Vegetarian and Vegan Menu to delight the most healthy or socially conscious palette.
Music plays a key role amongst the Irish and LA Magazine rated the Sunday Night Traditional Irish Music as the “Best Irish Music in Los Angeles”. Known for showcasing talented professional and up-and-coming performers almost every night.
The authentic Irish ambiance is enhanced by its vintage memorabilia, exquisite celtic carvings and hand painted murals depicting the legendary Irish warrior, Fionn MacCumhail. Many of the staff originally hails from Ireland, helping preserve the very essence of Ireland and making one truly feel back in the Old Country.
Finn McCool’s Irish Pub – Santa Monica . NO COVER CHARGE!