• Melinda Murray

New Reasons - Spy vs Spy


Spy v Spy is unquestionably one of Australia's most socially conscious rock bands. They started out as the voice of Sydney's homeless squatters in the early eighties, but their songs spoke for everyone who felt under the thumb of the system. They told true stories of the everyday struggle that polite Australia didn't necessarily want to hear. With platinum albums and gold top ten singles, the SPYS gave Australia anthems that defined a generation and cemented themselves as Oz rocks, working-class heroes.

 

With the tragic passing of Michael Weiley, one of Australia's unsung heroes of guitar, Cliff Grigg, original drummer and songwriter, was charged with the task to bring the Spy’s back to their early glory. Michael had handpicked some local musicians and embraced them as the new Spy’s to carry the music forward into the future. Four members one goal; to redeem the Spy’s legacy and play the music with passion and pride. Driven by Cliff Grigg, Spy's first new album in over 28 years came together. The aptly named New Reasons is filled with great Australian rock. The Spy’s are back and here to stay.


The current line-up boasts some stellar talent. Cliff Grigg toured nationally and internationally with acts such as INXS, The Angels, Midnight Oil, The Clash, David Bowie, U2, and Simple Minds. He has recorded top ten albums with the SPYS. His songwriting and drumming style can be heard on countless classic rock tracks like platinum-selling Don’t Tear It Down, Credit Cards, One Of A Kind, AO MOD, Clarity Of Mind, and many more. Cliff brings an enormous amount of explosive energy, experience and enthusiasm to the band, reflecting in the live shows that will leave you breathless.