The Western Schism emerged from the global Covid-19 viral conflagration of early 2020. This stylishly weathered 4-piece formed to play a unique blend of musical styles frontman and sole songwriter Benedict Sweeney terms as "jangle jive".
R&B guitar fundamentals are the basis to the band's heady concoction of alt. rock riffs, synth pop wizardry, hard funk grooves, slick country licks and folk-story depth adult contemporary originals. Mixing components of alt. r&b country pop rock folk funk soul all with a touch of front-bar etiquette.
Benedict loves dogs and horses - amongst other fine thangs...
Peter plays keys and some naughty digitised talents in addition thereof.
Paul enjoys to caress and drive the bottom end.
Peter "PK" Kelly loves to belt beautiful things
Benedict Sweeney - Vox/Guitars/Banjo/Pgm
Peter Spooner - Keys/Vox
Paul Walker - Bass/Vox
Peter "PK" Kelly - Drums
The band are currently self-producing their first official recordings. They have amassed over 1.5hrs of Sweeney's original material, ready to get you off your feet and howling pretty! Of course under the strictures of health directives and as live events and dancing become safe and feasible again. Until then, tread carefully!
If only the roads were this cruisy
Compare and contrast our live take vs. studio
Ironically had them dancing in the aisles !!
For bookings send us a message about your event and we will get back to you - pronto!
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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