Australian musician Paul Woseen, a bass player and co-founder of the screamingjets, has died at the age of 56. Read on to know more about his death.
What happened to Paul Woseen?
The Screaming Jets’ bassist and founding member Paul Woseen passed away suddenly at the age of 56. Screaming Jets confirmed Paul Woseen’s passing in a post on their social media accounts:
The statement released by the Screaming Jets reads,
“It is with broken hearts that we tell you our beloved brother in rock Paul Woseen has passed away today. 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.”
Who was Paul Woseen?
Paul was the bass player, co-founder and songwriter of Screaming Jets. Paul is the kind of guy who always pursues his music on a 365-day per year basis. It seems like he has only been interested in this since he began performing with his band The Z Cars at the age of 14.
In the early Newcastle band Aspect, Paul and Dave Gleeson worked together for a brief period of time. After that band disbanded, they then put together a new lineup, which later evolved into The Screaming Jets, and the rest is history, as they say.
Paul is known as a diligent bass player who can vary his delivery from sensitive to full-on violence while still having room left over to give to the audience night after night. He has a strong background in blues and 1960s power pop.
Paul Woseen, Dave Gleeson, Grant Walmsley, Richard Lara, and Brad Heaney founded The Screaming Jets in Newcastle, New South Wales in 1989.
With that lineup, rooArt released the debut album “All for One,” which peaked at number two in Australia. The track ‘Better’ reached number four in Australia and is now regarded as an Australian rock classic.
The Screaming Jets’ 1993 single “Helping Hand” was written by Paul Woeen. Paul is a featured artist on The Screaming Jets’ forthcoming album, “Professional Misconduct,” which is set for release on October 6, 2023.
Over thirty Screaming Jets songs were written by Woseen over the course of seven albums, including the massive hit Helping Hand from the group’s second album Tear of Thought.
With its horn orchestration and darker pop rock feel, the song introduced the band to a completely new audience while still managing to rock out.
The song’s continued popularity is demonstrated by the fact that it peaked at #25 on the ARIA Chart and was ranked at #56 on Triple M’s “Ozzest 100” in 2018.
Woseen also wrote Needle, a hard rock anthem and fan favourite, as well as the huge radio smash October Grey, which was featured on the 1997 album.
Woseen and Gleeson’s friendship and professional connection served as the band’s unbreakable bond even after Woseen’s fellow founder Grant Walmsley left in 2007.
The band was celebrating the debut of their brand-new hit, “Second Chance,” only one short month ago. The second single from the upcoming album, “October Grey,” is a traditional Jets ballad in the vein of October Grey.
Dave Gleeson, the song’s co-writer and vocalist, described it as “very introspective.” “I came up with the lyric during Covid. It’s about those sliding-door moments, thinking about lost opportunities but, more importantly, thinking about new opportunities that might be on the horizon.”
In addition, Woseen has been a part of Rose Tattoo since 2013, St Lucifer since 2012, and he also released a solo album in 2014 called Bombido. According to reports, Woseen was composing songs for a follow-up solo album.
Paul Woseen cause of death:
Paul Woseen passed away unexpectedly on September 15, 2023. However, his cause of death was not known yet.
The official cause of death of Paul was not revealed but you can be sure that we are doing everything in our power to gather relevant information about the tragedy and present the most recent updates as quickly as possible; nevertheless, remember that family privacy should be respected.
The news of Paul’s passing has understandably devastated his family and friends, and condolences have poured in from all over the neighborhood. Many people have expressed their sympathies and offered support to Paul’s loved ones on social media during this difficult period.
Tributes to Paul Woseen:
Close friends and family of Paul were deeply saddened to know his death and they posted their heartfelt condolences on social media.
Hold Still Photography said,
Some very sad and horrible news tonight out of @thescreamingjetsofficial camp on the passing of Paul Woseen. Our hearts and thoughts are with Paul’s family and the guys from the band. RIP Paul
Leighton O’Brien posted,
Cannot believe the news, Paul Woseen was one of the most influential musicians I have ever had the privilege of meeting and seeing at live. Taken way to soon, Australia has lost a legend and one of the best songwriters we have ever produced. R.I.P. paul.
Matt Mallardi posted,
R.I.P Paul Woseen watching you at Gympie back stage is a moment I will always cherish absolutely incredible musician thank you for your amazing music brother!
Daniel James Hall posted,
Absolutely gutted to hear about the passing of Paul Woseen- songwriter, bassist and vocalist for the Screaming Jets, solo artist and leader of the all star country/folk band Row Jerry Crow.
I am in total shock. I’d only spoken to Paul a short while ago, and we were planning on getting together to have a laugh and write some songs in the coming weeks.
Absolutely devastated. He will be deeply missed.
Ride on, Pauly… XX
Moggy Bentley posted,
Shocked and saddened to hear that Paul Woseen from the Sreaming Jets is no longer with us..
Condolences to your family, friends and the boys in the band. Such a lovely guy and talented musician.
I’m so grateful I got to do a couple of gigs with you!
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