Lachlan Gillespie

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Lachlan Gillespie
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Gillespie at the 2014 ARIA Music Awards, Sydney, November 26th, 2014
Background information
Birth name Lachlan Gillespie
Born (1985-10-23) 23 October 1985 (age 29)
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Genres Children's music
Occupation(s) Actor, musician
Years active 2012–present
Associated acts The Wiggles

Lachlan Gillespie (born 23 October 1985) is an Australian musician and performer. He is best known as a member of the children's music group, The Wiggles wearing the purple skivvy.

Gillespie, whose nickname is "Lachy", began playing the piano at the age of four, and started formal singing training when he was 12. He attended the Fame School of Performing Arts as a teenage, earned a Bachelor of Arts in musical theatre at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA), and has performed in musicals in Melbourne and New York. He has been a vocal and drama coach for children between the ages of four and 13.[1][2]

Gillespie joined The Wiggles in 2009, touring with the "Dorothy the Dinosaur Traveling Show", as Captain Feathersword, and then as a Wiggly Dancer and Wags the Dog during the group's regular tour. In May 2012, it was announced that Gillespie would replace founding member Jeff Fatt as the Purple Wiggle at the beginning of the following year.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Meet the next generation Wiggles". Retrieved 2014-03-21. 
  2. ^ Shearer, Geoff (2012-05-19). "Brisbane-bred Lachlan Gillespie the 'Maroon' Wiggle". The Courier Mail. Retrieved 2012-05-23.