Hamishs musical journey began when he took up the guitar at the tender age of eight. By the time he turned eleven he had switched to drums and bought his first set of drums with money saved up from delivering newspapers in his Sydney neighbourhood. Hamish's first gig was a high school band competition at the age of 12 with punk band The Warthogs and consisted of three classics; Should I stay or Should I Go, Blitzkreig Bop and God Save the Queen.
After graduating from university and then backpacking around the world for two years his focus returned to music. A string of unsuccessful original bands led Hamish to the world of paid gigs when in 1999 when he joined a 1960s showband revue complete with costumes and dancers. Playing six nights a week, up to five sets per night and getting schooled in the grooves of Ringo, Charlie Watts, Hal Blaine and all the great 60s players was the best training a rock drummer could hope for.
At the end of 2001 Hamish auditioned for a new band The Vines. After one month and four gigs in Australia The Vines were off to the US and UK for the beginning of a wild ride through 2002 & 2003 which included performances at Coachella, Glastonbury, Reading & Leeds, and Big Day Out as well as Conan OBrien, Letterman, Top Of The Pops, Jules Holland, the VMAs and multiple magazine covers such as NME and Rolling Stone.
During down time Hamish would keep busy by working as a TV presenter, tour manager and performing with other artists such as Art vs Science and Bernard Fanning.
In 2012 The Vines dissolved and Hamish accepted an offer to join Wolfmother. Hamishs classic rock and metal background was perfectly suited to the complicated and bombastic drum parts of the Wolfmother repertoire. These days Wolfmother keep a busy recording and touring schedule where theyre a favourite on the international festival circuit and can sometimes be found warming up a stadium before GNR or AC/DC.