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 character "Paul the Cook", and the Mick Molloy Show. In 1998, Paul had his own 10-part TV series called Hessie's Shed. He was also the presenter of the Music Max Sessions on the Max Channel in Australia. He had two daughters at the time of his death.