Archie Rye

Extremely popular wedding and functions band. The most versatile, interactive, funny, entertaining duo around! Perfect for all functions, pubs and corporate work. With the best reputation around, please read our bio for more info!


We had Archie Rye play at our wedding on 29th September 2012. They were fantastic! Got everyone up and the dance floor, young and old. We had quests raving about how good they were for days after the wedding. Thanks very much for your great playing (and allowing our guests play along with percussion). Would definitely recommend them for any events and weddings!

Robby and Nikos Andronikos
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Archie Rye- Bio

Archie Rye are a versatile classic rock duo based around Brisbane and surrounding areas. Available in 2 different formats- Guitar/ Piano or Guitar/ Drums. Recently ranked 5th for band of the year in the Australian Bridal Industry Awards. They consist of Jaime Bosomworth (drums, piano, background yelling) and Simon Meola (guitar, vocals, harmonica, random break dancing). Their stage show usually warps from music into comedy, then ranting as the night goes on.
The Archie Rye duo recently spawned from a trio called ‘Dr. Rockzo’. After playing a few shows with tremendous success filling in for other musicians, they decided to take it a step further and perform more regularly.
Here’s a little background on the guys: Simon Meola (27) has been a full time soloist/band member for over 5 years, and part time for 11 years. He has performed internationally in countries such as The United States, Jamaica and Mexico.
Jaime Bosomworth (30) has worked as a professional drummer for the past 2 years but has been playing in various bands for over 10 years. He too has performed internationally (China), and will often do session work for various musicians.

Together they gel like fine wine and steak…..or meat pies and beer, depending on the occasion. But, in all seriousness they can adapt themselves to any gig situation whether it be a wedding, pub, or a corporate show. They have a highly professional attitude with fantastic crowd interaction and a true love for what they do.

Setlist

  • ARCHIE RYE - CURRENT REPERTOIRE
  • TAYLOR- jack johnson
  • TAINTED LOVE- soft cell
  • KNOCKING ON HEAVENS DOOR- bob dylan
  • ALL MY LOVING- the beatles
  • COCAINE- jj cale
  • LOVE HER MADLY- the doors
  • NEVER TEAR US APART- INXS
  • LUCKY MAN- the verve
  • THE BALLAD OF J+Y- the beatles
  • WISH YOU WERE HERE- pink floyd
  • LAYLA- eric clapton
  • TO HER DOOR- paul Kelly
  • HORSE WITH NO NAME- america
  • TIME OF YOUR LIFE- green day
  • SHIMMER- fuel
  • EASY- faith no more
  • ALL ALONG THE WATCHTOWER- bob dylan
  • THE JOKER- steve miller
  • BLISTER IN THE SUN- the violent femmes
  • STAND BY ME- john lennon
  • WHEN I COME AROUND- greenday
  • SULTANS OF SWING- dire straits
  • IMAGINE- john lennon
  • STEAL MY KISSES- ben harper
  • ABOUT A GIRL- nirvana
  • WILD WORLD- cat stevens
  • UNDER THE BRIDGE- red hot chili peppers
  • SUZIE Q- credence clearwater
  • HEY JOE- jimi hendrix
  • LEARNING TO FLY- tom petty
  • DYER MAKER- led zeppelin
  • PATIENCE- guns and roses
  • POLLY- nirvana
  • NO WOMAN NO CRY- bob marley
  • EVERLONG- foo fighters
  • ON MY MIND- powderfinger
  • TWIST AND SHOUT- the beatles
  • LA BAMBA- richie valens
  • LAST KISS- pearl jam
  • WHISKEY IN THE JAR- thin lizzy
  • IF YOU COULD ONLY SEE- tonic
  • MR BRIGHTSIDE- the killers
  • LET HER CRY- hootie and the blowfish
  • HELP FROM MY FRIENDS- the beatles
  • SUBTERRANEAN HOMESICK BLUES- bob dylan
  • DOWNTOWN TRAIN- tom waits
  • WALK ON THE WILD SIDE- lou reed
  • THREE LITTLE BIRDS- bob marley
  • DRIVE- Incubus
  • TOUCH ME- the doors
  • DANCING IN THE DARK- bruce springsteen
  • THE MAN WHO SOLD THE WORLD- Nirvana
  • FLAME TREES- cold chisel
  • AFRICA- Toto
  • STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN- Led Zeppelin
  • NO ONE KNOWS- Queens of the Stoneage
  • PLUSH- Stone Temple Pilots
  • TINY DANCER- Elton John
  • BEFORE TOO LONG- paul Kelly
  • UNDER THE MILKY WAY- The Church
  • SOMEDAY- The Strokes
  • HALLELUJAH- Jeff Buckley version
  • STIR IT UP- Bob Marley
  • DON’T DREAM ITS OVER- Crowded House
  • AMERICAN PIE- Don Maclean
  • NO RAIN- Blind melon
  • LIGHTNING CRASHES- Live
  • SAVE TONIGHT- Eagle eye cherry
  • RUNAWAY TRAIN- Soul Asylum
  • BREAKFAST AT TIFFANYS
  • MY HAPPINESS- Powderfinger
  • MARGARITAVILLE- Jimmy Buffet
  • REDEMPTION SONG- Bob Marley
  • LEAN ON ME- bill withers
  • HELLO I LOVE YOU- the doors
  • HURRICANE- Bob Dylan
  • NOTHING COMPARES- Sinead Oconnor
  • FAST CAR- Tracey Chapman
  • Dance songs
  • CRAZY LITTLE THING- queen
  • BETTER- screaming jets
  • JOHNNY B GOODE- chuck berry
  • PRETTY WOMAN- roy orbison
  • MAGIC CARPET RIDE- stepenwolf
  • LAND DOWNUNDER- men at work
  • BAD MOON RISING- credence Clearwater
  • BROWN EYED GIRL- van morrison
  • 500 MILES- the proclaimers
  • DUMB THINGS- paul Kelly
  • STUCK IN THE MIDDLE- stealers wheel
  • KRYPTONITE- 3 doors down
  • YOU MAY BE RIGHT- billy joel
  • MR JONES- counting crows
  • SWEET HOME ALABAMA- lynard skynard
  • KEH SAHN- cold chisel
  • HOLY GRAIL- hunters and collectors
  • SUMMER OF 69- bryan adams
  • BETTERMAN- pearl jam
  • HARD DAYS NIGHT- the beatles
  • RUN TO PARADISE- choir boys
  • EVER GONNA SEE YOUR FACE AGAIN- the angels
  • BURNING RING OF FIRE- Johnny cash
  • SEX ON FIRE- kings of leon
  • SATISFACTION- rolling stones
  • TRIBUTE- Tenacious D
  • RIGHT ON THE TIP OF MY TONGUE- Diesel
  • DAMMIT- Blink 182
  • TUTTI FRUTTI- little Richard
  • WONDERWALL- oasis
  • PROUD MARY- credence Clearwater
  • FIGHT FOR YOUR RIGHT- the beastie boys
  • EVIDENCE- faith no more
  • LIKE A ROLLING STONE- Bob Dylan
  • PAINT IT BLACK- Rolling stones
  • GOLDEN BROWN- The stranglers
  • ROCKING IN THE FREE WORLD- Neil young
  • EVERY ROSE HAS ITS THORN- Poison
  • I WALK THE LINE- Johnny cash
  • TAKE IT EASY- The Eagles
  • HURRICANE- Bob Dylan
  • FAST CAR- Tracey chapman
  • BECAUSE I GOT HIGH- Afroman
  • CATS IN THE CRADLE- Cat Stevens
  • GLORIA- Jimi Hendrix version
  • SANTERIA- Sublime
  • LAID- James
  • HIT THE ROAD JACK- Ray Charles
  • SHIVERS- Screaming Jets
  • LET IT BE- Beatles
  • LIGHT MY FIRE- The Doors
  • CHEMICAL HEART- Grinspoon
  • YOU REALLY GOT ME- The Kinks
  • ROMEO AND JULIET- Dire Straits
  • MY SHARONA- The Knack
  • I AM THE WALRUS- The Beatles
  • LOOKING OUT MY BACK DOOR- CCR
  • SOMEBODY I USED TO KNOW- Gotye
  • SOMEONE LIKE YOU- Adele
  • I WONT BACK DOWN- Tom Petty
  • I GOT YOU- Split Enz
  • OLD SHOES- Tom Waits
  • FUMBLIN WITH THE BLUES- Tom Waits
  • IM ON FIRE- Bruce Springsteen
  • CRAZY- Seal
  • THESE DAYS- Foo Fighters
  • 3AM- Matchbox 20
  • ANGIE- Rolling stones
  • LOOSING MY RELIGION- REM
  • APRIL SUN- Dragon
  • SWEET EMOTION- Aerosmith
  • JESUS DON’T WANT ME FOR A SUNBEAM- Nirvana
  • WHATS GOING ON- 4 non blondes
  • THE WIND CRIES MARY- Jimi Hendrix
  • MOST PEOPLE I KNOW- Billy Thorpe
  • F**K YOU- Cee Lo Green
  • COME TOGETHER- The Beatles

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We had Archie Rye play at our wedding on 29th September 2012. They were fantastic! Got everyone up and the dance floor, young and old. We had quests raving about how good they were for days after the wedding. Thanks very much for your great playing (and allowing our guests play along with percussion). Would definitely recommend them for any events and weddings!
Robby and Nikos Andronikos
20/10/2012
Just wanted to thank you guys for the fantastic music on our wedding night. Have had so many of our guests say how great they thought you guys were too. Nice rendition of Shout by the Isley Brothers, you could tell they everyone loved it, and your cover of Everlong by Foo Fighters for our wedding song was awesome. Would recommend to all! Melissa and Sam
Melissa and Sam Kennedy
31/08/2012
Archie Rye entertained everyone (young and old) and exceeded all of our expectations at our engagement party recently. Both band members were extremely professional, able to play all requests, sounded fantastic and kept everyone dancing all night long. I have never heard so many people comment on how fantastic the entertainment was! One of our best memories of the night was the break dancing from Jaime. If you want something your guests will remember then I highly recommend Archie Rye. Thank you for helping us to have a stress free, wonderful night!
Nikki Fitzgerald
23/02/2012
Where do we start.. From a couple who really appreciate our music and enjoy quality, You guys were sharp, full of enthusiasm and it showed both in your appearance and in the way you delivered your sets. We really enjoyed having you guys play for our wedding and we received many great compliments from our guests in regards to your music (Simon you'll be pleased we had a few business cards to pass on, on your behalf..!). We HIGHLY recommend these guys to anyone looking for quality entertainment, great sound, and subtle yet sharp presence at any function. They were very accommodating (offering to learn our ‘first dance’ song for a personal touch), punctual and both instrumentally and vocally sounded fantastic. Well done guys. We would not hesitate in having you back again for another special occasion. Thanks again, and all the best until next time.. Ben and Shona
Shona Fahrenhorst (McDonald)
20/09/2010

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