After a solid week on the road, Grimethorpe thoroughly enjoyed - and needed - their day off in Sydney.
Many of the band visited the sites, ascending the Sydney Tower and famous Harbour Bridge, or visiting the iconic Opera House and (say it quietly) cricket ground.
The majority of the band then made the journey to Manly Beach, taking the 30 minute ferry cruise out from the Opera House and Harbour Bridge terminal. A fine steak lunch and a few beers at the beach through the day, then a trip to the Bavarian bar and pork knuckle supper, it was then (somewhat astoundingly) pretty much an early night for most after a great day all round in the city.
The following morning the band headed back to the airport for the 1.5 hour flight to Melbourne where they would perform at the magnificent Hamer Hall.
Located on the Victoria Southbank, Hamer is the largest hall in the Arts Centre complex and recently benefitted from a AU$128.5 million development. It is an incredible venue to perform in, and both Grimethorpe and their huge audience revelled in the experience.
The band were once again on tip top form and the initially more reserved Arts Centre responded in spades. The now nightly ovations & encores were followed by a night in the city, before the band head off tomorrow to Frankston Arts Centre