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Second Child

Low-profile Wildside rock outfit comprised of [future solo artist] Damien Binder, Chris Van De Geer, Theo Jackson, Luke Casey and Isaac Tucker.
Discography (picks in bold)


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Former Rip It Pp editor Murray Cammick formed Wildside in 1991, releasing material from Wellington acts Freak Power, Second Child and Rumblefish, but didn’t really become the icon of Wellington hard rock it was in the mid 90s until both Head Like A Hole and Shihad (who later changed their name to Pacifier then reverted back again) released their Wildside debuts.

With 2 of the biggest names in New Zealand rock under their belts (not to mention the likes of the Dead Flowers, and Christchurch act Pumpkinhead), Wildside cruised through the 90s, with album after album of high-quality hard rock.

Compilation Discography
Picks In Bold

  • Raw 1 [1995]
  • The Best Of Wildside [2002]

Contact Details

  • Wildside Email [Contact Email]
  • Wildside Records
  • Po Box 7012
  • Wellesley St
  • Auckland
  • New Zealand [Postal Address]
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Damien Binder


Damien Binder is an Auckland-based singer-songwriter in the Greg Johnson mold with a couple of independently recorded and released albums under his belt.

Binder was previously the front-man for pop-grunge group Second Child.

Binder has had success through-out the 00’s, touring as support for Marianne Faithful and David Gray – eventually securing a SXSW slot in 2002.

His second album took a full 2 years to realize, and includes production work from Steve Garden, Bob Shepherd and Chris van De Geer, with additional backing vocals for Everything That Flies‘ Dianne Swann (now back in New Zealand with new band The Bads.


  • Damien Binder (Guitar/Vocals, 2000 – 2003)
  • Steve Garden (Drums, 2000 – 2003)
  • Bob Shepherd (Bass/Keyboards, 2000 – 2003)
  • Chris van De Geer
  • Dianne Swann (Vocals)


  • Damien Binder (2000, Muse Entertainment, MCD610002]
  • Til Now (2003, Muse Entertainment, MCD80903]