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Overview (2)

Birth NameWayne Stevens
Nickname Bones

Mini Bio (1)

Perhaps the most prolific member of Midnight Oil, Dwayne 'Bones' Hillman was born in the late 1950s in Auckland, New Zealand. Bones has been in many bands throughout his career as a bass guitarist, including 'Suburban Reptiles', 'The Masochists', 'Thunder Downunder', 'Coconut Rough', and of course 'The Swingers' and eventually 'Midnight Oil'. Suburban Reptiles disbanded and became 'The Swingers' in the late 70s, with Phil Judd from Split Enz and Ian 'Killjoy' Gilroy. Bones is good friends with Neil Finn, and there was some talk of Bones becoming the bassist for Crowded House, until Finn introduced him to Rob Hirst, who appointed him Midnight Oil bassist in 1987. Bones is the only member of Midnight Oil to appear in a movie, starring in a brief cameo in the 1982 musical movie 'Starstruck' (1982) as himself, Swingers bassist. Bones is married to Alexandra. Although Midnight Oil officially called it a day back in 2002, Bones continues to play bass in as many bands as he can get his teeth stuck into, and remains an important part of the Australian music industry.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: James Briggs.

Trivia (2)

Under the name "Bones" Hillman, he joined Australian rock band Midnight Oil as bass guitarist.
Former member of the New Zealand Pop Group 'The Swingers'.

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