Australian musician Nick Weaver dies aged 37

Gillian Wolski
·Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer
·1-min read

Australian musician Nick Weaver, who co-founded Sydney psychedelic pop band Deep Sea Arcade, has died aged 37.

Weaver had been diagnosed with bowel cancer, his family said in a statement to Double J on Thursday.

Nick Weaver of Deep Sea Arcade performs on stage on Day 1 of Lowlands Festival 2013 at Evenemententerrein Walibi World on August 16, 2013 in Biddinghuizen, Netherlands
Nick Weaver of Deep Sea Arcade (pictured in 2013) has died aged 37 after being diagnosed with bowel cancer. Photo: Getty Images.

"He was in the midst of many projects including recording a new album with The Tambourine Girls, a disco record with Salmon Brothers, as well as a solo record, which his bandmates have pledged to finish and release soon," the statement read.

"His creativity was only just blossoming, and he will be greatly missed."

A heartfelt Instagram post was also shared on the band's official account to honour his "incredible talent, humility and quick sense of humour".

"Endless love to Nick Weaver, his family and those who were close to him.

"We’re all forever grateful for his incredible talent, humility and quick sense of humour. It was an honour to write, perform, laugh and create these albums together. Miss you Nick."

Weaver was in his teens when he and his childhood friend Nic McKenzie formed Deep Sea Arcade. The band released their first album, Outlands, in 2012 and went on to play sold-out tours across the country.

They supported the likes of Modest Mouse, Kaiser Chiefs and Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds in the UK and Europe.

The band was hailed as 'one of the best in Australia' by music veteran Michael Chugg, who signed Deep Sea Arcade to his label in 2013.

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