Mary Washington are an upcoming band from the south east suburbs of Melbourne. The band was founded in mid 2011 by Harry and Macca.
We started writing songs and finding other musicians to complete the lineup.
After auditioning and trying other countless musicians, we came across 'da benjamin', Ben Taylor, who fit the drumming role perfectly. After a month or so of writing and rehearsing with two guitarists and a drummer, it was time to start playing shows.
With our setlist practiced and solid amongst the three of us, we called upon Daniel Waddingham at the time to fill in on bass duties. After a single rehearsal with Dan, it was clear that he fit in perfectly but wasn't interested in playing bass. Harry and Macca had briefly discussed the idea of incorporating three guitar parts into the music at the very beginning but decided it was unnecessary at that point. The decision was made to take Daniel on as our third and lead guitarist and continue our search for a permanent bass player..
We called in close friend, James Brown, to 'fill in' on bass for us at a show. We played, we rocked, it was perfect. After the show we asked James to join permanently as bassist. He approved.