Adelaide based drummer, Brad Polain, was born into a musical family and has been playing drums for as long as he can remember. He did his first gigs in a jazz band with his Dad, at the age of 12 and as a teenager, worked his way through a host of Adelaide bands.
Brad has played with a variety of International artists and Australia’s best known acts, including recordings and performances with, Phil X (Bon Jovi) Olivia Newton John, Vanessa Amarosi, James Morrison, Brian Cadd, Ciarin Gribbin (INXS) Kevin Borich, Rick Price, Lachy Doley, Chris E Thomas, Leo De Castro, Barry Leef, Glenn Cunningham, Jemma Rix, Unitopia, James Muller, Simon Patterson, Vanessa Hudgens (USA) Chris Stills (USA) Big Jay McNeeley (USA) Earl King (USA) Shanna Crooks (USA) and Hind (Netherlands)
Brad recently completed a 7 year stint with Adelaide based Led Zeppelin cover band, the Zep Boys, taking in their two huge UK and European tours and sell out shows at The Opera House, Hamer Hall, Adelaide Festival Theatre and Burswood Crown. These shows featured a 36 piece orchestra and received huge accolades and rave reviews. They managed to play some of the UK’s most iconic rock and roll venues, including some stages that Zep themselves had played in their early days.
Brad’s main current project is The Hindley Street Country Club, playing drums and singing with a variety of well known Adelaide musicians and vocalists, as well as a few from interstate too. This band has amassed a huge worldwide following through YouTube with over 600,000 subscribers to their channel and more than 250 million views of their songs. A recent Australian tour on the East and West Coasts saw venues sold out weeks in advance and many more gigs are constantly being announced.
Brad also performs with an orchestrated Pink Floyd show, Eclipse. This band features Jack Jones on guitar and recreates Rick Wright’s lush keyboard parts with a 35 piece orchestra and full 11 piece band.
Brad’s cites Buddy Rich, John Bonham, Ian Paice, Richie Hayward and Vinnie Colauita as his major influences.