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GRAHAM BIDSTRUP

BIOGRAPHICAL DETAILS

Description: Drummer, Australia
Known For: Adelaide, South Australia

Instruments: Drums
Music Styles: Rock

Location: SA, Australia

Date Born: 30th August 1950
Location Born: Adeaide, South Australia, Australia

CONTACT DETAILS

Web Site:  Graham ‘Buzz’ Bidstrup homepage

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BIOGRAPHICAL PROFILE

Graham “Buzz” Bidstrup

Graham Leslie “Buzz” Bidstrup is an Australian musician, songwriter, music producer and artist manager. He has been a member of The Angels, The Party Boys and Gang Gajang. He has managed Jimmy Little, Nathan Cavaleri and Diana Ah Naid. He is part of the management team for the Jimmy Little Foundation.

Born in Adelaide, South Australia, “Buzz” played drums in his school band when he was ten and learned some piano and taught himself some basic guitar at the age of twelve.

By the age of fourteen he was playing drums semi-professionally in and around Adelaide.

Buzz continued drumming for all of his teenage years and into his early twenties when he completed his tertiary studies in Mechanical Engineering at the Adelaide University of Technology.

By the time he left Adelaide in the early seventies to live in England, he was a well respected session musician and writer and spent most of his time away traveling through Europe and North Africa occasionally playing drums and guitar on a free-lance basis while soaking up the atmosphere, returning to Australia in mid 1976.

Graham “Buzz Throckman” Bidstrup joined “The Angels” in 1976.
He played also with many other bands during his career.

Bands include.

Fahrenheit 451.

The Angels a.k.a Angel City (3 platinum albums).
Co-wrote/produced No Secrets

Toured the USA and Europe several times with the band.

Did numerous sessions as drummer/guitarists/keyboard player and drum/synth computer singles and four albums for young Australian bands.

Composer/Music Director for film Greetings from Wollongong (Steel City Pictures)

Continued session work and was Associate Music Director for ABC TV series Sweet and Sour series as well as producing 10 other songs.

Founding member of The Party Boys, toured Australia and recorded three albums (gold).

Founding member of GANGgajang co-wrote and produced self titled debut album.

Music director for Quicksilver movie Mad Wax. Wrote and produced and played drums/keyboard/guitar on soundtrack.

Played live show with GANGgajang as well as co-managing the band. Much session work as keyboard and drummer.

Produced three albums for Dave Steel. (East West/Warner Brothers).

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