Midnight Oil (known informally as “The Oils”) are an Australian rock band composed of Peter Garrett (vocals, harmonica), Rob Hirst (drums), Jim Moginie (guitar, keyboard), Martin Rotsey (guitar) and Bones Hillman (bass guitar). The group was formed in Sydney in 1972 by Hirst, Moginie and original bassist Andrew James as Farm: they enlisted Garrett the following year, changed their name in 1976, and hired Rotsey a year later. Peter Gifford
Peter Robert Garrett AM (born 16 April 1953 ) is an Australian musician, environmentalist, activist and former politician.
Garrett is the lead singer of the Australian rock band Midnight Oil. He served as President of the Australian Conservation Foundation for ten years and, in 2003, was appointed a Member of the Order of Australiafor his contribution to the environment …
LOVE songs are not the first thing that come to my mind when you think Peter Garrett. As the frontman of Midnight Oil, he sang about the rich getting richer, politicians making the wrong decisions, the planet paying the price, reconciliation and suburban decay. When he became Peter Garrett MP, he sang little and talked a lot.