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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



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