Top Tens for 2022: Queensland duo Mick Medew & Ursula
The year started with a lot of writing and preparing of songs which would appear on the debut album ''Love is Calling by Mick Medew and Ursula .The world close to us was starting to look engaging again with Covid seemingly dissipating
1. Love is Calling Release - June 19
Our album is released on June 19, gaining much attention. Having the album chart on 4ZZZ's chart show for four weeks and being selected as Album of the Week is yet another example of our wonderful radio station being good to us . Seeing many reviews and articles in print was a first for the century. Thanks to Craig Barman for all the hard work.
2. Album Launch - July 21
Our film clip is up on Youtube , it is Friday night , the night before our launch and the physical copies of the album are yet to arrive . The launch is Saturday afternoon After brushing up on some of the material in the music room, We open the front door to find the albums delivered at 8:30 pm. It turned out to be a magical afternoon at Platform 5 the next day.
3. The Princess Theatre - August 19
This place should win some kind of award for the Green Room and The Staff . A huge thrill for The Mesmerisers to play with The Sunnyboys again
4. The Daily Double - August 20
After a great show at Sonic Sherpa The Dynamic Duo drive to Byron Bay where The Mesmerisers again play with The Sunnyboys . Having Jeremy Oxley sing “Date with a Vampyre” to us in the dressing room before The Sunnys went on is something we will never forget .
5. The Barman’s Birthday Party - August 27
Lovely trip to Sydney for us without the pressure of having to perform shows. Great to see friends we have not seen for a few years. Finally we all got to celebrate with Craig!
6 On Tour - November
A big highlight was The Mayfield Bowling Club in Newcastle on Friday November 4 .A venue and evening that had an old school/yesteryear feel about it . Both shows in Sydney were great fun as well. I think the trip did us good . Barman is a good cook and tour manager.
7 Boxcar Remixes release - November 12
Massive thanks to Dave Smith, head honcho at Boxcar Inc. for his work on our song “Love is Calling”. It was a different direction for Mick but for years he had always fancied making a record with Rock Guitars and Dance Beats, This recording realised that dream. We are so thrilled with this release. For Ursula it was a special five months as she and Dave messaged and renewed their friendship from the 80's Brisbane Electronic Music Scene.
8 The Junk Bar November 20
First show at The Junk Bar since the venue has been sold to new people and we are pleased to be able to report that it is still a premier place to play or see a show.
9 Dave Graney and Clare Moore Interview - July 5
Thanks to Dave for inviting us on his Banana Lounge Broadcasting on 3RRR. It was very funny, especially Dave trying to get Mick to spill some dirt on his former bandmates . Community radio stations around Australia have been very supportive of us and we thank them all. Check out Dave and Clare's new album “In a Mistly”. He's still got that old swagger and it's great to hear Clare Moore on drums again.
10 Last Show for the year - December 3
Great last stop at Bad Habit Records and The Village Pickle at Nambour on The Sunshine Coast. Very cool to have our great mate Defo Mofo (Dave Logan) on the bill with us and seeing Ursula's three-year-old grandson enjoying the songs more than the chips and milkshake . But why does Grandma look different ?
Merry Christmas and a Happy 2023 to you all!
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