So it’s official: John Butler has poached my entire band.
Grant Gerathy, longtime drummer in The Ray Mann Three, has joined John Butler Trio – which also includes former RM3 bassist Byron Luiters. I’m as stoked for G now as we were for B back then – both excellent musicians (and cheeky gents). I know full well the belly laughs John has in store with that twosome.
The Australian band continues with just-as-longtime drummer Ross Ferraro and bassist Joel Burton – who, like G, have been playing with in RM3 for years, both on the last two Australian tours, and on the latest album Sketches.
It’s been my supreme pleasure and good fortune to have played with Grant, a musician I consider to be world-class – an opinion that has only deepened with time since I’ve been living in Europe.
We’re all looking forward to crossing paths and sharing beers at our gigs at Queenscliff Music Festival in November.