The Screaming Jets Announce Date For Paul Woseen's Memorial Service

27 September 2023 | 9:08 am | Mary Varvaris

"Paul meant so much to so many, and we look forward to celebrating his life with his thousands of friends and fans."

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Next Wednesday, 4 October, The Screaming Jets will hold a memorial service for their dearly missed bandmate, Paul Woseen. The beloved bassist passed away unexpectedly on 15 September. He was 56 years old.

“Hi friends, thank you for your continued outpouring of love for Paully,” the band wrote on Facebook last night (26 September).

“A Private Memorial for Paul's family, closest friends and musical inner circle will be held in Melbourne on October 4.”

While it’s a private service, the band understand that fans would love to honour Woseen’s life and legacy. Therefore, they have something in mind for their fans. They wrote, “We know many of you would have loved to be there too, so a recording of the Memorial will be made available for you all on the following days via The Jets socials.

“Paul meant so much to so many and we look forward to celebrating his life with his thousands of friends and fans on our upcoming national tour, where we will raise a glass together to honour a life well lived!”

Last week, The Screaming Jets told fans that they were still “reeling” from losing their bandmate but revealed that they were planning a memorial service for Woseen. They also announced that they would go on as a band and continue their scheduled Australian tour dates to support their upcoming album,  Professional Misconduct, due for release on Friday, 6 October.

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Paul Woseen penned over thirty Screaming Jets songs across seven albums, including the monster hit Helping Hand from the band’s second album, Tear of Thought.

Alongside vocalist Dave Gleeson, Woseen was the one constant in The Screaming Jets. Besides Gleeson’s commanding vocal, it was Woseen’s stirring, powerful bass line that opened Better that we remember as much as that key change. He is greatly missed.

Last month, the band celebrated the release of their new single, Second Chance.

Woseen spoke of writing the song: “I sent Dave the lyrics I had, but he’d already come up with his own. Funnily, the vibe of both sets of lyrics was very similar, so we sort of melded the two into this one song. I’m very happy with how it turned out. I think it’s a beautiful piece of music.”