News

Wolfmother borrowed my daddy

Rosser: Oscar Rosser was born at the John Flynn Hospital on June 22 weighing 3710g, parents are Kristy and Hamish. Dad is away touring with the band Wolfmother in Europe.
Rosser: Oscar Rosser was born at the John Flynn Hospital on June 22 weighing 3710g, parents are Kristy and Hamish. Dad is away touring with the band Wolfmother in Europe. John Gass

WOLFMOTHER drummer Hamish Rosser's first child was born at John Flynn Hospital two days into the band's European tour.

His wife Kristy gave birth to Oscar Rosser on June 22 and said Mr Rosser (pictured below) had not even played his first London show when news her waters had broke reached him.

"Obviously he wished he could've been there," Mrs Rosser said.

"It was always going to be a bit of a 50-50 chance he could've made it home in time for the birth but that's the nature of the business."

The proud mother said she had a good support network in her husband's absence and he was able to keep in touch with Oscar via Skype.

"Hamish was going to be back for the baby's due date, but he arrived a few weeks early.

"He'll be back before Splendour in the Grass, where Wolfmother are playing and I work as sponsorship manager.

"Oscar's looking forward to Splendour - he's got some cute little sound suppressing ear muffs.

"There's every chance he'll end up musical because of his parents ... and kids like drums."

Oscar will not have to stay in a caravan or tent during the music festival as his parents live, and Wolfmother are based, in Byron Bay.

The young man is a "gobbledy guts" or a good feeder and an equally good sleeper, mum said.

"I'm very lucky - he sleeps for hours at a time."

Topics:  splendour in the grass



Aussie titles on home turf

HOME BOY: Matt Hurworth of   Cabarita Boardriders will compete in this weekend's Australian Surf Festival on his home break.

Top surfing showdown at Cabarita

Fan's dream becomes reality with secret Potty gig

RIGHT TO THE FRONT DOOR: Singer/songwriter Mark Wilkinson will play a gig at a Pottsville fan's home in August.

Singer-songwriter Mark Wilkinson to play secret Pottsville gig

NCEIA Dolphin Awards looking for the best of 2017

NEVER TOO LATE: Ivan Perger, 66, received his first NCEIA Dolphin Award in the folk category in 2014.

Entries to the North Coast music awards are now open

Local Partners

The Block's family home rescue mission

RENO show's new concept – relocating and restoring crumbling heritage homes – proves its biggest challenge to date.

Angelina Jolie 4.0: Is anyone buying this?

Angelina Jolie, master media manipulator, is back.

Love The Bachelor and a feminist? Sorry, you can't be both

These 22 women trying to win Matty's heart... but at what cost? (Pic: Channel 10)

Tans will be sprayed. Roses will be distributed. Tears will be shed.

New indie folk fest launching social awareness

The Heart Collectors, Reuben Loire, Kymrie Henge, Mobius Barnaby and Tristan DaFoe

New folk music and wellness festival for Tyalgum

George RR Martin: Sixth book won't be out this year

Emilia Clarke returns as Daenerys Targaryen in the seventh season of Game of Thrones, which premieres only on Foxtel on July 17.

“I am still working on it, I am still months away..."

Mum spotted on Google Earth 18 months after death

A woman has spotted her mother on Google Earth - she died in 2015

What's on the big screen this week

A scene from the movie War for the Planet of the Apes.

AN ACTION franchise comes to its epic conclusion.

Hearty food for cold nights

Boneless lamb shoulder roast with crushed kipflers.

RECIPES: Two tasty lamb dishes to try this winter

How one man made more than $20m in a land deal

Varsity Lakes

Sale, with GST added, shows as a $26.4 million transaction

Oasis in Oxley Cove estate

14 Midship Court, Banora Point

Check out this week's feature property.

Tenant: Let me rent, I'll fix your property and pay for it

Noosaville tenant Tony Conyers thought his tenancy was guaranteed until 2035, so he spent his own money on the property. Now he's been told he may not be able to stay for even one more year.

Renter spent $30k on maintaining, improving property over 17 years