marrickville bowlo ed black 2020Mick Medew and The Mesmerisers bring their killer brand of rocking powerpop to New South Wales in March for just two shows. 

Catch them Friday, March 27 at Marrickville Bowling Club in Sydney and Sunday, March 29 at Mayfield Bowling Club in the Hunter.

The only Sydney show pairs them with Peter Simpson and his Vanity Project, the  rock machine par excellence led by Peter Simpson of The Dubrovniks and his hand-picked line-up. 

Opening proceedings will be local psychedelic-garage rock super-group Jupiter 5, with members of Psychotic Turnbuckles, Buffalo Revisited and Sheek the Shayk. Tickets are on sale here. 

It’s 4pm doors at Mayfield where the supports are Imaginary Things, The Stoids and The Perils. The Mesmerisers hit the stage at 9.30pm.

“Open Season” is the latest album for Mick Medew and the Mesmerisers (on I-94 Bar Records) and it’s full of clever, hooky song-writing, a soulful engine room and driving guitars.

And of course there’s the unique voice of Mick Medew, front-man for the Screaming Tribesmen, the Brisbane-born and Sydney-bred pop-rock legends who topped independent charts in Australia and the US in the ‘80s.

A Queensland Music Hall-of-Famer who led hometown heroes Mick Medew and the Rumours for many years, he’s also an ace guitarist with a taste in music that’s broader than the entrance to Moreton Bay.

Medew’s a musical story-teller par excellence and he’s assembled a killer band to co-write and play these 10 songs. Guitarist Brian Mann and drummer Michael Charles were in different Tribesman line-ups; Charles played on the “Date With a Vampyre” EP and also boasts Sydney bands Shy Imposters and the Lipstick Killers on his resume. Mann was a member of Ed Kuepper and The Yard Goes on Forever.

Bassist Lois Andrews brings the bottom end and keening backing vocals and most recently added her talents to Brisbane soul-garage rockers Screamin’ Stevie and the Hobby Rockers, whose ranks include Brian Mann.

Their last visit to NSW was mid-2019 for supports to Radio Birdman in Sydney and Newcastle and they blew away sold-out crowds on both occasions. These shows promise to be similarly attended so don't delay.