Iconic Australian rock group The Screaming Jets have announced a memorial service will be held for founding member and bassist Paul Woseen following his shocking death, and that they will continue to tour.
The band announced on Wednesday they were “still reeling” from Mr Woseen’s death last week, describing it as a “crazy nightmare”.
“We are astounded but not surprised by the massive outpouring of love towards Paully we have received in the last few days,” the band said in a statement posted on social media on Wednesday.
“Your wishes, thoughts, memories and prayers are appreciated by all of us who loved him.”
Mr Woseen and frontman Dave Gleeson were the only original members remaining in the pub rock band, which originated from Newcastle.
They launched onto the global stage with their 1991 debut album All For One and singles Better and Helping Hand.
Mr Woseen passed away last Saturday, aged 56.
It was less than a month away from the band releasing their ninth studio album Professional Misconduct.
In Wednesday’s statement, The Screaming Jets revealed they would hold a memorial service in Melbourne in Mr Woseen’s honour.
A date has yet to be announced.
In the statement, they said they still planned to move forward with their upcoming tour “in the way that we feel best honours our brother‘s life and his music.”
This also includes any upcoming album commitments.
“We are grateful for your patience as we start to figure out how we will move forward,” they said.
“Much love, Dave, Jimi, Scott, Cam.”
Mr Woseen penned many of the Jets’ iconic songs, including Helping Hand, Friend Of Mine, October Grey, Think, Shine On and Needle.
Tributes poured out for the rock legend following Saturday’s announcement, including heartfelt tributes from The Living End guitarist Chris Cheney, singer Nat Bassingthwaighte and actor Shane Jacobson.