MYSTERIOUS UNIVERSE launched last Spring at Marrickville Bowl, fired up by an enthusiastic and much-appreciated welcome from the evening’s MC, the talented troubadour Zack Martin of the Righteous Resonators. With David on Mandolin & Harp and Patrick on an Ovation acoustic, Mysterious Universe went on to perform regularly in duo mode around the Sydney traps (Gladstone Hotel, Vic on the Park, Gasoline Pony, Newtown’s storied ‘Townie’, Bald Faced Stag, etc). Patrick switched to an archtop electric guitar and new originals joined the set.
In May this year the Universe expanded with the debut of Alan on drums at Rozelle’s Ruby. Bill Hunt, a fine songwriter (he’s just launched his album ‘Upwey’ – more on than later) who also played that night, shot the first sliver of Mysterious Universe video (an excerpt from the song ‘Judas’), which now floats about Facebook.
In the new trio mode, there’s already been some rousing knees-ups of gigs, with full dance floors from Bondi to the Rocks. The alt.country-rock rhythms and semi-psychedelia now mixes with some swing-beat numbers. Get yerself along to a gig!