Drummer Hamish Rosser, and his wife Kristy, welcomed their first child on June 22 and have named their son Oscar. Oscar Rosser was born at John Flynn Hospital, on Queensland’s Gold Coast.
Hamish has been drumming since he was 11, and joined his first band in high school. Since then, he has played with many bands, most notably The Vines. Recently he became the drummer for Wolfmother, and was on tour with them in Europe when Oscar was born. As well as his musical career, Hamish is also one of the co-founders of Brothers Ink Brewing Company, who make Skinny Blonde ale. Skinny Blonde, which is pale and low-carb, won the People’s Choice Award at the Australian Beer Festival in 2008. It also provoked some controversy, as the label for the beer shows a girl in a bikini top, which gradually disappears to show her nude form. Their latest offering is called Gold Digger ale, designed to “drain your pockets”.
Kristy (nee Ryan) is the sponsorship manager for the Splendour in the Grass music festival, which will be held at the end of July in the Rossers’ home town of Byron Bay. Hamish will be back from tour by then; in the meantime, he is getting to know his son via Skype.