Gribbin acknowledged the founding singer Michael Hutchence telling the crowd 'I know how important INXS is to Australia. I'll never be able to fill his boots but I hope he's up there smiling down on me'. Gribbin is officially the 4th permanent lead singer of INXS after Hutchence, Jon Stevens and J.D. Fortune.
He fronted his first Aussie gig last night at the Fremantle Esplanade for the ISAF Sailing World Championships. Irish born Gribbin has worked previously with Snow Patrol and was a writer for Madonna's 'Celebration'.