The Wesleys

Also known as Wesley Goodlet Jamboree Scouts, The Wesleys began as a spin off group from Murphy’s Lore and are now widely regarded as the best acoustic rock trio in Perth.

19 years after a gig that was supposed to be a ‘one-off’, The Wesleys (aka Wesley Goodlet Jamboree Scouts) have well and truly proved that having a long and unwieldy name is no impediment to success!
Originally a side project for three members of popular Perth group “Murphy’s Lore”, The Scouts (or Wesleys), as they are more commonly known, bring their unique sense of irreverence, humour and musicality to their acoustic-based performances. The songs in their setlist highlight the immense vocal talents of the trio, as well providing a welcome spin on popular classics that don’t often receive the stripped back acoustic treatment. You’ve never heard The Cure or The Human League quite like this…!
Comprised of Clayton Bolger on acoustic guitar, vocals and harmonica, Shaun Street on double bass and vocal and Kieran Murphy on drums and vocals, the Scouts have made a name for themselves in venues such as Eurobar, The Carine, The Boat, Rosie O’Grady’s, The Balmoral, The Como and The Vic as well as special events including open days and weddings.
“A lot of the songs that make up our repertoire have been requests from audience members over the years, we’ve been lucky to have the kind of loyal audiences that would come back week after week”, says Clayton.
The highly adaptable Wesleys have tailored their performances for everything from backpackers nights to relaxed Sunday sessions and with the folk and roots revival in full swing, it’s no surprise that this in demand combo continues to go from strength to strength.

Who are ‘The Wesleys’?
Wesley Goodlet Jamboree Scouts began as a spin off group from Murphy’s Lore and are now widely regarded as the best acoustic rock trio in Perth.

…performed over 2,000 shows over 20 years and counting!

…over 400 songs in the repertoire.

…play delicate dinner music right through to loud and proud songs for a sell out crowd of 300ppl (Newport Bowie tribute)

… often play to 3,000+ people at many Council Concerts and are the best Sunday session band going.

…have a loyal following and a well worn request book.

The most common feedback from a Wesley’s gig is ‘I can’t believe there are only three of you up there! The band was a spin-off from Murphy’s Lore and features Clayton Bolger (guitar/vocal) and the rhythm section of Kieran Murphy (drums/vocals) and Shaun Street (bass/vocals). The best kept secret in Perth’s live music scene.

THE WESLEYS ARE THE IDEAL COST-EFFECTIVE OPTION FOR CORPORATE FUNCTIONS OR WEDDINGS.
As a three piece The Wesleys tick the boxes for private functions. We don’t need a massive, expensive PA, there are only three of us and you’re still getting the quality and experience of musicians who literally do this for a living.

PERFORMED FOR THESE ORGANISATIONS & COUNCILS
Town of Cambridge (Australia Day celebrations)
City of Melville Mayoral Dinner and many other functions
City of Nedlands Family Concerts
City of Stirling Mayoral Dinner
Mary’s Mount Primary School
Kalgoorlie Starlight Ball
Chicken Treat
Sprintcar Club of W
City of Stirling Mayoral Dinner
…and SO MANY WEDDINGS!!

SONGS WE KNOW THAT EVERYONE PLAYS…
Jessie’s Girl RICK SPRINGFIELD
Go Your Own Way FLEETWOOD MAC
Never Tear Us Apart INXS
Sweet Home Alabama LYNYRD SKYNYRD
Long Train Runnin’ THE DOOBIE BROTHERS
Wonderwall OASIS

SAMPLE SONGS WE LOVE
Go Your Own Way FLEETWOOD MAC
Listen To The Music DOOBIE BROTHERS
Is This Love? BOB MARLEY
December 1963 (Oh What a Night) FRANKIE VALLI & THE FOUR SEASONS
Bad Moon Rising CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL
Jackie Wilson Said (I’m In Heaven When You Smile) VAN MORRISON
Mr Brightside THE KILLERS
Lola THE KINKS
Nights on Broadway BEE GEES
The Joker STEVE MILLER BAND
Rich Girl HALL & OATES
Senses Working Overtime XTC
Dreadlock Holiday 10CC
Watching the Detectives ELVIS COSTELLO
Tainted Love SOFT CELL
One Crowded Hour AUGIE MARCH

SIXTIES
Elenore THE TURTLES
Pretty Woman ROY ORBISON
Runaway DEL SHANNON
Build Me Up Buttercup THE FOUNDATIONS
Fortunate Son CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL
Come Together THE BEATLES
Like a Rolling Stone BOB DYLAN
Keep On Runnin’ SPENCER DAVIS GROUP
I’m a Believer THE MONKEES
The Letter JOE COCKER
Sunshine Superman DONOVAN
The Weight THE BAND
Mrs Robinson SIMON & GARFUNKEL
Summertime Blues EDDIE COCHRAN
With a Girl Like You THE TROGGS
Folsom Prison Blues JOHNNY CASH

SEVENTIES
Sorrow DAVID BOWIE
Long Train Runnin’ DOOBIE BROTHERS
Miss You ROLLING STONES
Oliver’s Army ELVIS COSTELLO
Dancing In The Moonlight THIN LIZZY
Old Man NEIL YOUNG
Rocket Man ELTON JOHN
Doctor My Eyes JACKSON BROWNE
Take It Easy THE EAGLES
A Horse With No Name AMERICA
I Wish STEVIE WONDER
Don’t Stop FLEETWOOD MAC
Wild World CAT STEVENS
Jeepster T. REX
I Saw the Light TODD RUNDGREN
If Not For You BOB DYLAN

EIGHTIES
Don’t You Want Me THE HUMAN LEAGUE
Everybody Wants to Rule the World TEARS FOR FEARS
The Love Cats THE CURE
Don’t You (Forget About Me) SIMPLE MINDS
Jack & Diane JOHNNY COUGAR
Somebody’s Baby JACKSON BROWNE
Dancing in the Dark BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
Rain DRAGON
Freefallin’ TOM PETTY
Better Be Home Soon CROWDED HOUSE
Everyday I Write the Book ELVIS COSTELLO
Never Tear Us Apart INXS
Uptown Girl BILLY JOEL
Jessie’s Girl RICK SPRINGFIELD
Sure Know Something KISS
Purple Rain PRINCE

NINETIES
All Star SMASH MOUTH
Mr Jones COUNTING CROWS
1979 SMASHING PUMPKINS
Better Man PEARL JAM
Scar Tissue RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS
Breakfast at Tiffany’s DEEP BLUE SOMETHING
One Headlight THE WALLFLOWERS
Friday, I’m In Love THE CURE
The Way FASTBALL
Big Me FOO FIGHTERS
Buddy Holly WEEZER
Man On the Moon R.E.M.
Mary Jane’s Last Dance TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS
Wonderwall OASIS
Hey Jealousy GIN BLOSSOMS
High & Dry RADIOHEAD

BRITISH
Breakfast In America SUPERTRAMP
London Calling THE CLASH
Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress THE HOLLIES
(Just Like) Starting Over JOHN LENNON
Wish You Were Here PINK FLOYD
Ashes to Ashes DAVID BOWIE
It Must Be Love MADNESS
Here Comes the Sun THE BEATLES
Angie ROLLING STONES
Can’t Stand Losing You THE POLICE
Stuck in the Middle With You STEALER’S WHEEL
In Between Days THE CURE
Is She Really Going Out With Him? JOE JACKSON
Town Called Malice THE JAM
Whiskey in the Jar THIN LIZZY
Crazy Little Thing Called Love QUEEN

AUSSIE/NZ
April Sun in Cuba DRAGON
Wish You Well BERNARD FANNING
Harley & Rose THE BLACK SORROWS
Girls on the Avenue RICHARD CLAPTON
I Got You SPLIT ENZ
Beds Are Burning MIDNIGHT OIL
Slice of Heaven DAVE DOBBYN
Working Class Man JIMMY BARNES
What’s My Scene? HOODOO GURUS
Cry in Shame JOHNNY DIESEL & THE INJECTORS
My Happiness POWDERFINGER
Dumb Things PAUL KELLY
Weather With You CROWDED HOUSE
Come Back Again DADDY COOL
Down Under MEN AT WORK
No Secrets THE ANGELS

COUNTRY-ISH
Heart of Gold NEIL YOUNG
Take It Easy EAGLES
Rhinestone Cowboy GLEN CAMPBELL
Folsom Prison Blues JOHNNY CASH
Blue THE JAYHAWKS
Have You Ever Seen the Rain? CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL
Old Man NEIL YOUNG
Dead Flowers ROLLING STONES
Crippled Inside JOHN LENNON
The Gambler KENNY ROGERS
Take Me Home, Country Roads JOHN DENVER
Desperado EAGLES
Four Strong Winds NEIL YOUNG
Sweet Home Alabama LYNYRD SKYNYRD
Free Fallin’ TOM PETTY
A Horse With No Name AMERICA
Ring of Fire JOHNNY CASH
Out on the Weekend NEIL YOUNG
Somebody’s Crying CHRIS ISAAK

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