(born 21 November 1977) is the former drummer of Australian
rock band Wolfmother
Heskett grew up in Sydney's Northern Beaches, attending Barrenjoey High School
. His mother was a primary school principal and his father, who died in 2004, was an artist. His sister, Corinne, studied costume at NIDA
Prior to being in Wolfmother, he was a graphic artist, and designed the cover art for the band's first EP. With Andrew Stockdale
, Myles Heskett accepted Wolfmother's Grammy
award for Best Hard Rock Performance (for the song "Woman
") at the forty ninth annual Grammy awards ceremony in Los Angeles
He endorses Ludwig
drums and Zildjian
In August 2008, he departed from Wolfmother
due to musical differences. Heskett and fellow former Wolfmother bandmate, Chris Ross
, are now members of progressive rock act Palace Of Fire, with singer/guitarist Matt Blackman, formerly of Charge Group.
Palace Of Fire played their first show in Sydney on April 6, 2009, followed by a performance in rural Victoria.In late May 2009, Palace Of Fire supported American experimental rock act Battles over two nights at the Sydney Opera House.
Style of playing
Heskett's playing often seems to directly follow, and at some times improvise upon, the rhythm laid out by Ross & Stockdale. Often in Wolfmother songs, Heskett will switch from a triplet orientation, to a typical quarter note or eighth note pattern, depending on what Ross and Stockdale are playing. This is particularly... Read More