Rob Hirst is a musician and songwriter, a published author (Willie’s Bar & Grill’ – Pan MacMillan) and magazine contributor. He is also one of the founding members of Australian rock group Midnight Oil.

Probably best known for his incredible performances as the band’s drummer, Hirst has written or co-written many of The Oil’s best loved songs – a musical legacy which has thrown the spotlight on important issues from indigenous land rights through nuclear disarmament, youth homelessness and asbestos related diseases.

Over the last 30 years, Rob has played, sung and written songs in The Ghostwriters, Backsliders, Hirst & Greene and The Angry Tradesmen and also The Break,  an instrumental lineup which features two of his fellow members of Midnight Oil (Jim Moginie and Martin Rotsey) as well as bass player Brian Ritchie from US group ‘Violent Femmes’.

The Ghostwriters - Wikipedia

The Angry Tradesmen - Youtube

Hirst & Greene - Home brew radio

Hirst/Turner Joseph Roe Save-the-Kimberley song.

Willie’s Bar & Grill
Robs book about Midinght Oil touring North America post 9/11
(Pan Macmillan)
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