From playing snowy shows in the French Alps to opening for The Cat Empire along tropical shores, Cairns independent singer/songwriter Bobby Maguire delivers his catchy brand of rock in a style evocative of Thirsty Merc, The Cure and Bernard Fanning.
As a teenager, chest surgeries at the Royal Children’s Hospital put a stop to Maguire’s motorbike passion, allowing a chance for him to pickup the guitar. Soon, he was performing to crowds of thousands at festivals with a music video featuring on Channel Ten by age 16.
Maguire then left rural Queensland for Melbourne to study a Bachelor Degree of Music while performing in many bands before graduating and returning home to release his single "Breathe" and compose music for a live theater production.
Despite releasing his 2019 self-titled album mere weeks before the Covid-19 pandemic hit Maguire has continued to produce new music and videos which have been lauded by press and listeners.
His latest release is a fiery new single called "Exoskeleton", written and recorded during lockdown as an expression of frustration as well as a message of inspiration to those feeling trapped. The song is accompanied by an action packed film clip featuring car stunts, kidnapping and the return of the mysterious Masked Man from Maguire’s "Fight the Fear" music video.
This energetic track features thick guitar riffs, angsty vocals and a catchy chorus audiences will be singing well before the end of the song.
In a show of support for those struggling at the moment Bobby Maguire has given fans the option to pay if and what they want to download Exoskeleton via bandcamp.com.
Gold on the Ceiling - Black Keys
Kids - MGMT
Get What You Take - Bobby Maguire
Crazy Lil Thing Called Love - Queen
Taylor - Jack Johnson
Walking on the Moon - The Police
Breathe - Bobby Maguire
Paradise Blues - Bobby Maguire
Warning - Greenday
Pumped Up Kicks - Foster the People
Desire - U2
I Bet That You Look Good On The Dancefloor - Arctic Monkeys
Voodoo Child - Jimi Hendrix
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
7 Nation Army - The White Stripes
Valerie - Amy Winehouse
Home - Bobby Maguire
Lonely Boy - The Black Keys
Ifs and Maybes - Bobby Maguire
Game - Bobby Maguire
Paint it Black - The Rolling Stones
To Her Door - Paul Kelly
Moving to the City - Bobby Maguire
Fly Away - Lenny Kravitz
Waiting on the World to Change - John Mayer
Get Lucky - Daft Punk
Satisfaction - The Rolling Stones
Dani California - Red Hot Chili Peppers
Gives You Hell - All American Rejects
Galway Girl - Irish Folk
Want You To Want Me - Cheap Trick
Outta My Head - Bobby Maguire
All Along The Watchtower - Jimi Hendrix
Feel It Still - Portugal Feat. The Man
Caution - The Killers
Are You Gonna Be My Girl - Jet
Sign Sealed Delivered - Stevie Wonder
Closer - The Chainsmokers
Take A Walk On The Wild Side - Lou Reed
Sex and Candy - Marcy Playground
Jump - Van Halen
The Messenger - Bobby Maguire
Roadhouse Blues - The Doors
Lay Me Down - Live
You Shook Me All Night Long - ACDC
Fast Car - Tracy Chapman
This Love - Maroon 5
House of the Rising Sun - The Animals
Just a Boy - Angus and Julia Stone
Aint Talking Bout Love - Van Halen
Copperhead Road - Steve Earle
Don't Stop Believing - Journey
Big Jet Plane - Angus and Julia Stone
We Forget to Love - Bobby Maguire
Foxy Lady - Jimi Hendrix
No Woman No Cry - Bob Marley
Black Dog - Bobby Maguire
Whole Lotta Rosie - ACDC
Let Her Go - Passenger
Free Fallin' - Tom Petty
Wonderwall - Oasis
Take it Easy - The Eagles
Summer of 69 - Brian Adams
Violent Soho, The Cure, INXS, The Beatles, The Kooks, Rolling Stones, Kings of Leon, The Kinks, U2, Australian Crawl, The Doors, Pendulum, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Arctic Monkeys, The Police, Bloc Party, Nirvana, Muse, The Mighty Boosh, The Vines, Radiohead, The Naked and Famous, The Killers, Spun Rivals, Oasis, Rage Against the Machine.
Tanks Art Centre
Alpe d' Huez. Sphere Bar (France)
Three Green Bottles (England)
The Willows Inn (England)
The Cat Empire - Support Act - Commonwealth Games Festival
Crystalbrook Collection - Rocco, Boardwalk Social, Papercrane
The Woolshed / Cotton Club
The Pullman International
Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort
Tablelands Folk Festival
Sunset in the Park Music Festival
Great Aussie Arvo Music Festival
Channel 31 Live, Melbourne.
Channel 10 (music video).
Cairns Festival Close Contact Main Stage
The Central Club Hotel, Melbourne
Red Bennies, Melbourne
UBERfest 2016, Melbourne
The Jack Hotel, Cairns
QT Resort, Port Douglas
Port Douglas Yacht Club
Reef Marina, Port Douglas
Tin Shed / Combined Club - Port Douglas
Bendigo Hotel - Collingwood, Melbourne
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