John Watson has been a drummer in some of the most renowned Australian bands. He was a member of Australian Crawl, Daryl Braithwaite, and Men At Work. Recently, he has been a member of the James Reyne band and Rose Tattoo.
John walked into the Satellite Train project without having heard any of the songs and just wing it. Through his unique drumming style, he infused the songs with a raw, live feel. John was given the basic song structure and feel and, on most songs, the first take was kept. The raw live sound seemed to have added an extra dimension to the songs.
In the course of his career, John has established himself as one of the premier drummers to have come out of Australia, if not the finest. His drum style is a key component of Satellite Train’s signature sound.