Tumbleweed are a Wollongong-based stoner rock group in Australia, popular during the grunge years of the 1990s. As an opening band for Nirvana on their 1992 tour of Australia, Tumbleweed reached out into the mainstream with their crunchy-psychedelica. The band were signed to the Polydor label by Craig Kamber, who had worked with Powderfinger and Spiderbait.
The original lineup included Bassist Jay Curley, Guitarists Lenny Curley and Paul Hausmeister, Drummer Steve O'Brien and Lead Singer Richard "Richie" Lewis. Members came from groups the Proton Energy Pills and The Unheard. Other bands which include members are: Richie and the Creeps, The Pink Fits, Monstrous Blues, and Leadfinger.
It was announced in July 2009 that the original line-up of the group would reform for the Homebake festival in December 2009. The Weeds have performed several sell-out gigs in 2010 and 2011. Sadly, bass player Jay Curley passed away on August 25, 2014.