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Ladies & Gentlemen! The date is fast approaching – next Thursday Dec 7th at the fabulous St Leonard Pub – I will be making my first stage debut in 6 whole years!!! EEK! I won’t lie – I’ve was terrified at the prospect, and thought to myself “Have you lost your mind? What are you doing?” Mainly because I’ve been a bit under the weather and it has been 6 long years since I’ve graced a stage, except karaoke – and karaoke counts goddamnit! But I had an amazing rehearsal with my writing partner – keyboard virtuoso – Pete Z “King of Shag!” And after I listened back to our set I thought “Yeah! this sounds awesome! I can do this! This is fun!” I’m happy to say I’m feeling a lot better and excited to be working again in the powerful medium that is SOUND, so – it’s on!

I made a new lightbox too! Hoping to have that up and radiating Grande Illuminations. Myself, Pete & the wonderful Jo Perfect will be dropping killer tunes for you, and I am having another raffle on the night! This time I’m giving away Grande Dame Originals – but you have to be there to win. So come on down people and PARTY! Live show commences at 9pm – raffle at 9:45. So mark your date and be there to witness this rare spectacle that is Grande Dame LIVE and lets ring in the holiday season together and have some big fun! Click the pix or here for deets! Woo! oxo GD

Top pic by Nathan Thomas Jones


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Grande Dame Album Out Today!

Wow! It’s finally here! 5 years of work is now officially out in the ether! And we’re itunes featured artists in Japan & Australia for new rock releases! Before Bryan Adams even! Ha Ha! What an incredible week! best of my life thus far! I don’t know what I’ll do now… Well I do, I actually have one more animation for this project I want to finish THEN I’ll be done! It’s been a long, hard, rocky road, but so worth it in the end. I am so proud of this project. Many thanks to give – to Pete Z – my long suffering writing partner, Ade Meehan – production maestro, Kirsten Caufield – executive producer, all the great musicians – Jonny Gorilla, Tom Askaroff, Nichol Thompson, Jim Hunt, Melvin Duffy, Errol Linton, Mike Clip Payne, Joey Eppard and more… Thank you also to my publishers – Touch Tones Music, Sophie at Awal, Nerdbomb Promotions, and all the people who have taken the time out to listen and get behind my work – THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH! and last but not least – thank you mamma once again for helping me to live my dream! Love you all! Mwah! So – no more streaming! Now you gotta buy! Click here for itunes download! Box Sets, Comics & CD’s available here! oxo gd Grande Dame_Australia. Rock New releases

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newwebpicLadies & Gentlemen! I am pleased to announce that pre-orders of the long awaited Grande Dame album officially start today! YAY! And for the next few weeks you can stream the entire album in full! I am quite proud of it to say the least! These are the sounds I heard as a youth growing up in the Bible Belt. This collection of music is more of a celebration of sounds from around the south, than a genre specific band album – think of a moody sound track to a dark southern gothic film… Written by myself & my long suffering partner Pete Z “King of Shag”. It was recorded at a very high standard at Wendy House Studios, London. Produced by my dear friend & Drummer Ade Meehan & myself. Made possible by incredible executive Producer – Kirsten Caufield. This album is all analogue, with world top players! Including pedal steel virtuoso – Melvin Duffy (Waterboys), Hastings Guitar Rock God – John E Gorilla, Amy Winehouse baritone Sax Player – Jim Hunt, Tom Jones & Palmoma Faith Trombonist – Nichol Thompson & PFunk Vocalists – Mike “Clip” Payne, Joey Eppard & Deville Edwards! And many others!
There are several buying options available! From Vinyl Box Set, CD & Comic, and more deluxe combo choices! If you order in the next few weeks, all UK orders have free shipping! Album is also available on pre-order at itunes.

Ordering today will make sure you get a rare copy of this LTD Edition collectors item! It will also help me raise some much needed funds to finish all the bits and pieces for my upcoming art show! All orders will be shipped the week of Oct 27th. So please help me out & order today! I can promise all around entertainment for your ears and eyes! Click pix or buy button below to place your orders now! Enjoy the album in full for a limited time… More soon! oxo gd


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Grande Dame Sessions

This is a video of my song writing partner, piano player and dear friend Pete Z warming up for a recording session on our album for our track “Legend in Your Own Mind”. It has an old New Orleans Roots Rock & Roll sound to it, so Pete went for a Killer/ Fats Domino kinda vibe. Pete is a brilliant player, I don’t tell him too much, cos I don’t want him to get a big head, but he tells me I’m great all the time. Ha Ha! The whole band is brilliant! We’re available for live shows if your looking for a swampy voodoo experience! Get in touch! oxo gd

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