Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

The Guru at Yamba Bowlo

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

The Guru at Yamba Bowlo

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The Guru, or Eric Grothe as he is also known, has swapped his footy boots and Parramatta Eels jersey for a microphone and a guitar.

The rugby league legend has taken a liking to music and performance in the past few years and will bring his show to the Yamba Bowling Club on Saturday night.

The footy player's musical endeavours started many years ago as a family activity.

"My sons Eric and Daniel and I used to muck about a fair bit. We loved doing it as a family and it was another thing I could do with my boys," he said.

"Both of the boys have moved on in music and had a bit of success a few years ago with triple j unearthed," he said.

Grothe loves travelling around and playing in front of different people.

"The people you meet on the road are fantastic," he said.

"There are a fair few characters in the bunch," Eric said. …

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