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Paul Hester

Paul Hester


1/8/1959, Melbourne, Australia



Birth Name

Paul Newell Hester


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Paul Hester was the drummer for the band Split Enz (from 1983-1984), and one of the founding members of the band Crowded House, along with Neil Finn and Nick Seymour. He later appeared in many different Radio and TV shows in Australia, including The Wiggles as a recurring…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Paul wore a blue Wiggle skivvy during his visit with The Wiggles as he was seen briefly playing the drums on "Recovery" where Spearhead performs "Rollerskate".

    • Paul planned to release a solo album called 'Hairy Nuts' before his death in 2005.

    • At the time of his death, Paul had two dogs called Lorraine and Polly (Lorraine is now living in New Zealand with Crowded House singer Neil Finn) and a cat called Wednesday.

    • Paul was often referred to as Hester the Jester, because of his lively antics.

    • Paul has two daughters, Sunday and Olive.

  • Quotes

    • Paul: I've got a few songs, not sure of the words, but it doesn't matter coz you've not heard them.

    • Paul: It costs nothing to get in and it costs $12.30 to get out ... that's true. It's not a joke.

    • Paul: I'm just a lazy sod, who sits there, appreciating the fact that I've got nothing to do.

    • Paul: I just found myself having days where I was just pointlessly angry. And I had no where to hang it, I had nothing to blame. Except for myself more or less, for allowing myself to be into this situation.

    • Paul: A song for all the women here this evening who have to struggle through the endless trials of domination from men day after day. I wish I was a woman sometimes. I wake up in the morning and I think "Oh god, that looks awful." I wish I had something good to look at for a change.

    • Paul: Lube up. It's very important in this day and age of air conditioning to have lots of moisturizer. Be smooth, be quiet. Watch things more often. Then talk about them. Listen to things closely.

    • Paul: Remember - while you're standing up in front of people and blocking their view, they're going through your purse.

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