Paul Berwick’s Magnetic Quartet are the headliner for a Saturday Afternoon residency (3-6pm) at Moshpit. Each of the four Saturdays has a different support artist doing solo spots (4 March = Bow Campbell, 11 March = Bryan Estepa, 18 March = Al Creed, 25 March = Jason Walker)
Paul Berwick’s Magnetic Quartet: Paul Berwick (guitar), songwriter for Sydneyâ€™s late 1980s favourites Happy Hate Me Nots has teamed up with old friends Matt Galvin (guitar), Jim Dickson (bass) and Nick Kennedy (drums) to produce new original songs with a strong mix of acoustic/electric guitars and rock solid rhythm.
The songs are strong, sharp and melodic, drawing on pop, folk and rock traditions. Their songs stick with you.
A four track EP – Step Into The Light – was released in mid 2022 to a warm welcome. Four newly recorded songs will be released during the 2023 March Moshpit Residency.
This band has a wealth of experience in the rock n’ pop genre (Happy Hate Me Nots, Radio Birdman, New Christs, Knievel, Big Heavy Stuff, Died Pretty, The Orange Humble Band, Settlementâ€¦.the list goes on but we will leave it there!).
While they have shared stages together at one point or another (and even played together in the same bands at various points in their careers), this is the first time this combination has come together, making it unique.
Bow Campbell (4 March):Â Bow Campbell has long been the charismatic point man for one of Australiaâ€™s most enduring and hardest rocking bands Front End Loader – his legendary on-stage nonchalance a deceptive shop front for one of our more observant and gifted tunesmiths. Since forming in 1992 the band have released 8 albums and 2 EPs and maintained a punishing live performance schedule both here and overseas. Pulse, written by Bow, was among Triple Jâ€™s Hottest 100 for 1997. FELâ€™s album Ritardando won the ARIA for Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Album in 2011, not that they knew it at the time because they couldnâ€™t afford to attend the ceremony. In 1994 Bow founded The Impossibles, the soft-rockinâ€™ alter ego to FEL, and has continued to perform and release music under his own steam with Bow Campbellâ€™s Bloody Hell, Silent Partners, and most recently The Too Easy Band.
Bryan Estepa (11 March):Â Bryan Estepa is an Australian singer-songwriter who has been part of the Australian independent music scene for over 20 years and once been labelled one of ‘Sydney’s best kept secrets’. Estepa has released 7 critically acclaimed studio albums and undertaken several tours through Australia, Europe, USA, Japan and The Philippines. New EP – “Back to the Middle’ (Produced by Josh Pyke) available now on all your friendly streaming services.
Al Creed (18 March):Â Al Creed used to be from Sydney. For now he calls the NSW Central Coast home. Al has been making music since the early 1980s – the early years were spent playing guitar with seminal Sydney punk bands like Government Downfall, No God No Dog, Execution Masks and as vocalist for metal punkers, Aberration. Al has a long and impressive career as guitarist for some great rock bands including – The New Christs, Hell Crab City and most recently, a reformed Aberration and East Coast Low. Al is stoked to be playing a special solo acoustic spot at the Moshpit!
Jason Walker (25 March):Jason Walker is an enigma, wrapped inside a riddle, and fourteen layers of ripe Stilton. His influences are broad, from 70s Krautrock to country music, but he gives it a shot.