Benjamin David Gillies - Drums
Born: October 24, 1979
Mother: Annette Gillies
Father: David Gillies (works as a plumber)
Sister: 2 older sisters
Current Age: 19
Height: About 180cm
Weight: Around 170 Lbs.
Brand Of Drums: Pearl
Brand Of Cymbals: Sabian
Brand of Sticks: Vater
Fave Groups: Tool, KoRn, Helmet, Prodigy, Soundgarden, Led Zepplin, Nine Inch Nails, Minor Threat ("anything heavy")
Fave CD's: "Seaweed Album", "Betty" by Helmet, "Slip" by Quicksand
Misc.: Surfs & plays pool
Ben Gillies is probably the most outgoing member of silverchair. He's not afraid to make a "total dick of himself". Shown in most pictures he is usually portayed as a sorta "goof-off" always making dumb faces, remarks and usually with his signature middle-finger thing. He's also known as "the best hugger" quoted from a fan in Adelaide in their earlier days.
Recently he is sporting a cool spiky hair thing from the shaved hair look he had for about a year or less and a mohawk during 1997. He cut it because it was screwing up with his drumming always getting in his way and getting tangled. Daniel shaved it off completly in a hotel room and they finished at 3:00 a.m. He didn't use hair clippers or anything, I think it was a razor.
He is known to break about 5 sets of sticks per gig getting crazy fans rushing for them when he throws them into the crowd.
In silverchair's earlier days, their record company wouldn't let Daniel and Ben do interviews together alone because they would ignore the interviewer and joke with themselves.
The consederate side of Ben Gillies is viewed when recently Daniel's problems was revealed and Ben would sometimes distract fans so Daniel could slip away with ease and handles all of the fans when Daniel can't handle it.
Ben is also multi-talented as he can play the drums, guitar and bass. He sold Chris his bass in the earlier days and is an inspiring song writer shown in Freak Show. Hopefully we'll see more of his writing soon.
He has a girlfriend and they've been together for about a year and a half. Rumor has it that he used to be a sex pot as Daniel and Chris would joke but I dunno about that.
Pics Of Ben