Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop, Punk, Rock


Sounds like

The Kooks, Thirsty Merc, Placebo, The Strokes, Bernard Fanning, The Cure


band members

Bobby Maguire - Vocals, Guitar, Loops Kris Hutchinson - Bass Brett Wilkinson - Drums


Influences

Biffy Clyro, Paul Kelly, The Cure, Nirvana, U2, The Strokes, Arctic Monkeys


Website

www.bobbymaguire.com

Bio

From playing snowy shows in the French Alps to opening for The Cat Empire along tropical shores, Queensland born independent singer/songwriter Bobby Maguire delivers his infectious brand of rock with a sound evocative of Thirsty Merc and Bernard Fanning.
As a teenager, chest surgeries at the Royal Children’s Hospital put a stop to Maguire’s motorbike and football passions. After picking up the guitar, he found himself performing to crowds of thousands at various music festivals and filmed a self made music video featuring on Channel Ten by only age sixteen.
Weeks after finishing high school, Maguire left his rural home for the big city of Melbourne to complete a Bachelor Degree of Music. While studying, he began to pen new songs as well as singing/playing in a variety of bands, music videos and even a live recital on Channel 31.
Returning home to the beaches of Far North Queensland, Maguire performed live on Balcony TV before releasing his guitar-driven single ‘Breathe’ in April 2017 which achieved airplay on Triple R as well as glowing reviews in NQ Music press, Fab Magazine, Skope and more.
Barely a month later he tested his talent for theater in ‘Audrey Cuttlebuttle’s Great Bally Hooley Escape’, which ran eighteen successful shows over Port Douglas Carnivale 2017. Hosted on and around a moving train, Bobby composed and performed the entire score for this daring production.
In 2018 Maguire enjoyed well received shows during his time in France and England before returning to Cairns to share the stage with The Cat Empire and begin recording his 2019 debut album with producer Kris Hutchinson at The Studio Hutch.
After months of meticulous production Maguire released his self-titled album on 29 November 2019. It was welcomed by a sold out launch show and raving reviews by Oz Music, The Partae and Tone Deaf who described the record as, ‘A painstakingly curated collection of brilliant, sharp songwriting. Upbeat yet emotive.’
As 2020 dawned it was clear things were not going to plan. With all future shows currently canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Maguire has adapted his performance to streaming live on Facebook @bobbymaguiremusic and creating comedy songs such as "Corona Croon" and "Don't Stand So Close To Me (Covid-19)". Both songs written and produced by Bobby under lock down received positive reviews in local press and thousands of views online.
Despite the current challenges, Maguire has also managed to film and release a new music video called "Home", which has again been lauded by the local press and listeners. Bobby Maguire is currently recording new music while restrictions ease and he and his band resume performing live shows.