The Screaming Jets Planning Memorial Service To Honour Paul Woseen

20 September 2023 | 3:26 pm | Mary Varvaris

The Screaming Jets also announced that they'll continue as a band.

The Screaming Jets' Paul Woseen

The Screaming Jets' Paul Woseen (Source: Harbour Agency)

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The Australian rock music world was shaken on Friday night (15 September) when icons The Screaming Jets announced that founding member Paul Woseen had suddenly passed away. He was 56 years old.

“It is with broken hearts that we tell you our beloved brother in rock Paul Woseen has passed away today,” the band wrote on social media. “We are shattered, dealing with the loss of Paully, he was a brilliant shining light in all of our lives. Our hearts are with Paully’s family, and we ask that you respect our need for privacy at this time.”

This morning (20 September), the band revealed that while they’re still reeling from the loss of Woseen, they’re already planning a memorial to honour their bandmate and informed fans that The Screaming Jets will go on with their upcoming tour dates and new album, Professional Misconduct, due for release on Friday, 6 October. You can read their latest statement below.

Hi friends,

Just by way of an update, we are all still obviously reeling from the loss of Paully. It still feels like some crazy nightmare.

We are astounded but not surprised by the massive outpouring of love towards Paully we have received in the last few days. Your wishes, thoughts, memories and prayers are appreciated by all of us who loved him.

We are grateful for your patience as we start to figure out how we will move forward.

At this stage we want to let you know that after much consideration we have decided to fulfil all our upcoming touring and new album commitments, and to move forward in the way that we feel best honours our brother's life and his music.

A memorial is being planned for Paul in Melbourne, and we will announce those details in due course.

Much love, Dave, Jimi, Scott, Cam x

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.

Woseen was the one constant member of The Screaming Jets alongside vocalist Dave Gleeson. Along with 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.

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