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 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.
Feel It Still - Portugal Feat. The Man
Caution - The Killers
Gold On The Ceiling - The Black Keys
Closer - The Chainsmokers
Are You Gonna Be My Girl - Jet
Valerie - Amy Winehouse
Breakeven - The Script
Big Jet Plane - Angus and Julia Stone
Kryptonite - 3 Doors Down
Naive - The Kooks
Get Lucky - Daft Punk
Sway - The Kooks
Dani California - Red Hot Chili Peppers
Hey Ya - Outcast
Kids - MGMT
7 Nation Army - The White Stripes
Pumped Up Kicks - Foster the People
Lonely Boy - The Black Keys
Just a Boy - Angus and Julia Stone
Always Where I Need to Be - The Kooks
I Bet That You Look Good On the Dance Floor - Arctic Monkeys
Waiting on the World to Change - John Mayer
This Love - Maroon 5
A Team - Ed Sheeran
Taylor - Jack Johnson
Desire - U2
Walking on the Moon - The Police
Fly Me to the Moon - Frank Sinatra
No Woman No Cry - Bob Marley
Khe Sahn - Cold Chisel
All Day and All of the Night - The Kinks
House Of The Rising Sun - The Animals
Baby Please Don't Go - Van Morrison
You Shook Me All Night Long - ACDC
With or Without You - U2
Galway Girl - Irish Folk Song
Jessie's Girl - Rick Springfield
Paint it Black - Rolling Stones
Copperhead Road - Steve Earle
All Along the Watchtower - Jimi Hendrix
Under the Bridge - Red Hot Chili Peppers
Reckless - James Reyne
To Her Door - Paul Kelly
Take a Walk on the Wild Side - Lou Reed
Give Me Shelter - The Rolling Stones
Fast Car - Tracy Chapman
Ain't Talking About Love - Van Halen
Voodoo Child - Jimi Hendrix
Sex and Candy - Marcy's Playground
Johnny B. Goode - Chuck Berry
Moving to the City
Take the Bus Back
Fight the Fear
We Forget to Love
Get What You Take
Ifs and Maybes
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.
Alpe d' Huez. Sphere Bar (France)
Three Green Bottles (England)
The Willows Inn (England)
Sunset in the Park Music Festival
Great Aussie Arvo Music Festival
Channel 31, Melbourne.
Tanks Art Centre
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
Grand Hotel, Cairns
1st Place - Cairns U18 Battle of the Bands.
1st Place - Mossman U18 Battle of the Bands.
Runner Up - Livewire Songwriters Competition.
Runner Up - Global Battle of the Bands
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