Mayhem & Me
Mayhem & Me are a three piece band from Hobart,
Australia. Mayhem & Me play melodious,
left-of-centre, alternative folk music. Using the
tones of the three different guitars to maximum
effect, this music ducks & dives, dodges & weaves,
the end result a perfect balance of light and shade.
Mayhem & Me's music has been described as both
'beautiful' and 'haunting', the use of sparse
undulating guitars, mixed with emotional and honest
vocal delivery, leaves the listener enthralled,
entranced and sometimes devastated. At the same
time, M & M's songs are catchy and simple - speaking
of universal torments - love, loss, death, life and
Mayhem & Me's live
performances are energetic, emotional and engaging,
moving seamlessly between upbeat folk rock, downbeat
alt-folk and outright rock'n'roll. The songs were
originally written as singer-songwriter pieces
however with the addition of bass and electric
guitar, M & M have created a whole new beast. Their
live performance is an emotional outburst, both
fiery and melancholy at once.
With the release of
their first demo in November 2013, Mayhem & Me have
enjoyed regular airplay on Hobart's local community
radio station, Edge Radio 99.3FM.
Mayhem & Me’s
debut EP was featured on both Edge Radio and ABC936
Hobart with live performances and interviews with
both broadcasters (“The Ride” on Edge Radio, Helen
Shield’s afternoon program on ABC936 Hobart). Andrea
Young from the “Aspenbeat” radio program in Aspen
Colorado described the song “Ribs” off Mayhem & Me’s
debut EP as “soothing and engaging, not
over-produced, intelligent folk, pop/rock”. Since
the release of their debut EP, M & M has been played
on community radio stations all over Australia.
Mayhem & Me launched their debut EP at the Moonah
Arts Centre as part of their Friday Night Music
Sessions and packed with room with 110+ guests.
Mayhem & Me gigged extensively around Hobart in
2014/15, playing venues such as The Republic, The
Brisbane Hotel, The Night Owl, The UniBar, The
Brunswick Hotel, The Homestead and The Coal Valley
Winery. Mayhem & Me also supported singer-songwriter
Dan Parsons on his recent tour in May 2015. Mayhem &
Me released their debut self-titled EP on the 31st
Members: Majella Eales (Acoustic guitar,
vocals, songwriting), Paul Carwana (Electric
guitar), Jeff Reeve (Bass guitar).
Majella Eales: Born in 1980 in Qld, Majella
has been writing songs for over 20 years. Majella
played solo in her early gigging years in Brisbane
and then took a 10 year hiatus from playing and
writing. Since moving to Hobart in the last 4 years,
Majella has taken up playing and writing again and
formed “Mayhem & Me” in early 2013.
Carwana: Born in 1966, Paul Carwana is
originally from Sydney where he played guitar in the
metal band “Mortal Sin” from 1985-1990. “Mortal Sin”
was signed to Major Label Phonogram and supported
the likes of Metallica and Faith No More.
Jeff Reeve: Born in 1961 in
England, Jeff’s family moved to Tasmania shortly
after he was born and have resided there since. Jeff
has been playing bass for 35 years and has been in
“The Blueflies” for over 20 years.