Grotoko is an art-rock/baroque-rock project, by composer, multi-instrumentalist, cartoonist, and non-binary theatre nerd, Blue McLeod.
Grotoko’s first milestone was the release of its first two singles, “The Waiting” and “January Bird Calls” which were released in August, 2016. Both of these singles were later re-recorded and featured on Grotoko’s first album, entitled, We All Fall Down, which was released in July of 2017.
On December 31st, 2018, Grotoko released an acoustic album entitled Grotoko Says Happy New Year, featuring live acoustic versions of songs from upcoming albums as well as We All Fall Down.
In January 2020, Grotoko toured Western Canada alongside Winnipeg punk rocker, Greg Rekus, shortly before being forced into a hiatus by Covid-19.
Grotoko's second album, entitled Periwinkle, was released on December 16th, 2022