Rogue Traders

Rogue Traders



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The Rogue Traders are an electro-rock music group from Australia.


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Their song "Voodoo Child" appeared in Season 3 Doctor Who episode, "The Sound of Drums". The title of the episode is named after a lyric in the song.

    • As of 2006, Natalie is dating fellow Rogue Traders band member Cameron McGlinchey.

    • Natalie met Steve and James in December 2004 during auditions for a place with the band. The trio got on well and the existing band members were impressed with Natalie's singing ability.

    • The Rogue Traders use elements of old songs in their music. However, rather than sampling the original songs, they re-record the relevant parts. "Voodoo Child" contains a re-recorded section from "Pump It Up" by Elvis Costello. "Watching You" contains re-recorded elements of "My Sharona" by The Knack.

    • The second single from the album, Here Come The Drums, "Way To Go" reached #7 in Australia, while "Watching You", which was their second single to reach the top 5, peaked at #5 in Australia.

    • The group's original members James Ash and Steve Davis met in London in 1989. Before forming Rogue Traders, Ash and Davis worked together on many projects, most notably as dance act Union State.

    • Their most recent album "Here Come The Drums" contains a secret message involving amphibians.

    • The bands inspiration behind their name came from a movie titled "Rogue Trader".

    • Natalie Bassingthwaighte has stated that she will be leaving her role on Neighbours to pursue her career in the Rogue Traders.

    • Their record label is SonyBMG.

    • Natalie Bassingwthwaighte proved to be the success of the Rogue Traders, when their first single including Natalie, "Voodoo Child" peaked at #4 on the Australian charts and #7 in New Zealand, making it their biggest hit.

    • In 2005, they released their new album "Here Come The Drums", 12 tracks, which debuted at #9 on the ARIA charts.

    • The Rogue Traders won an ARIA award for Best Dance Track for the song "One Of My Kind". They also won the 2006 MTV Australian Video Music Award for Best Video for "Voodoo Child".

    • In 2003 the Rogue Traders released their debut album "We Know What You're Up To". Their debut single "Need You To Show Me" didn't enter the Top 100 but reached #16 on the ARIA Top 40 Club Chart.

    • Lead singer Natalie Bassingthwaighte only joined the Rogue Traders in 2005. Prior to that the Rogue Traders was only made up of James Ash and Steve Davis.

    • Band members: James Ash (Keyboards), Timothy Henwood (Guitars), Cameron McGlinchey (Drums) and Natalie Bassingthwaighte (Lead Vocals).

  • Quotes

    • Natalie: (About joining the Rogue Traders) Hopefully that has allowed people to see that I'm more than just a nasty pest.

    • Natalie: I'd made the decision, I'd done my last theatre show for a while. I wanted to concentrate on singing and I wanted to give film a go. We were all a little bit over the soapie star-turned singer. I didn't want to be that. I was fearful that people would judge me. But I realised it was something I was interested in doing if I could stop worrying about what other people might think.

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    The only reason I first started listening to them was because the lead singer is from Neighbours but I have to admit that the music is pretty good. Some of their songs are way overated but some of their other songs are brilliant! They are a pretty good pop group with some techno music.