Adrian Griffin (drummer)

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Adrian Griffin
Birth name Adrian Griffin
Genres Rock, Indie rock
Occupation(s) Drummer, Bass Guitarist, Songwriter
Labels Festival Mushroom
Rebel Scum/Modern Music/SonyBMG
Rebel Scum/Stomp
Associated acts 28 Days
Hell City Glamours
Degeneracy
Bonic
Killerhertz
Salmon Hater
Quadbox
Tubbh
AGaugeFor
Tom Ugly
Website [1] MySpace website

Adrian Griffin is an Australian-born drummer who played drums for the Melbourne band 28 Days and for Tom Ugly.

Biography[edit]

Griffin originally played bass for metal band AGaugeFor.[1] AGaugeFor were formed in 1998 featuring Nathan Williams (vocals/guitar), Tim Manton (drums) and Griffin (bass). In March 2000 their song, "Trawl It", was added to the Triple J playlist and in April 2000, Richard Kingsmill invited the band to perform a live set for the Australian Music Show. The band supported Incubus, Sprung Monkey (USA), Down By Law (USA), Suicidal Tendencies (USA), 28 Days, Pacifier, Frenzal Rhomb, Bodyjar, Superheist and Sunk Loto. The band released two EPs, Reproach (1999) and AGauge (December 2001).

Griffin went on to briefly play with Quadbox replacing drummer Nat Nykyruj (ex-Frenzal Romb), joining Shane McNeil (guitar/vocals) and Clayton Segelov (bass/vocals).

Griffin joined 28 Days in September 2004 following the death of their drummer, Scott Murray, in a car accident in November 2001,[2] replacing temporary drummer, Vinnie Jukic.[3] He remained with the band until their dissolution in 2007. Griffin however did not play on the band's 2004 album, Extremist Makeover, with the drums laid down by Matt Bray.

Griffin has played drums for Hell City Glamours, Degeneracy,[3][4] Bonic, Killerhertz, Salmon Hater,[3] Quadbox and Tubbh.

In November 2009 28 Days reformed to support Bodyjar on that band's farewell tour, since then the band has started work on songs for a new album.

Discography[edit]

AGaugeFor[edit]

  • Reproach EP (1999)
  • AGaugeFor EP (2001)

28 Days[edit]

Degeneracy[edit]

  • Degeneracy album (2007)

Tom Ugly[edit]

  • Tom Ugly EP (2009)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Adrian Griffin - 28 Days". DrumThumper. Retrieved 27 January 2010. 
  2. ^ MacGregor, Jody. "28 Days - Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved 27 January 2010. 
  3. ^ a b c Cooke, Matt (2 September 2005). "28 Days - beating their own drum". TheDwarf.com.au. Retrieved 28 January 2010. 
  4. ^ "Australian Drum Festival 2006". Billy Hyde Drum Craft. Retrieved 27 January 2010.