About The Band

The Subdividers first played together in August 2003 at a conference to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the West Australian Branch of the Urban Development Industry of Australia. The band is made up of six passionate musicians who also hold day jobs in the development industry - hence the name “The Subdividers”.

We had so much fun playing what was supposed to be a one-off gig that we just couldn’t stop there – and demand seemed to follow. So here we are, many years and gigs later, and still as keen as when we first started. We’ve played with and alongside a string of well known musicians who we like to refer to as “friends of the Subdividers” including Dave Hole, Lindsay Wells, James Morrison and Annie Neil.

The Subdividers are now a well established and widely acclaimed rock ‘n roll party band playing corporate functions, conferences, gala dinners, school functions, weddings, parties…you name it. We’re fast approaching our 100th gig since forming, all of which are the result of word of mouth advertising only.

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Michael Glendinning


Master bass player and joint lead vocalist Michael Glendinning is our musical director and spiritual leader of the band. Read More ...

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Rowan Stokes


Alternating between lead vocals and blistering guitar solos, Rowan Stokes has been called Perth’s answer to Mark Knopfler. Read More ...

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Mike Best


 Mike Best first heard the blues harp in the early 80’s, courtesy of classic Perth bands such as The Elks Read More ...

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Ray Stokes


Ray was born in the musical heartland of Manchester, England. He joined his first band at the early age of 15 during the 1960’s music explosion. Read More ...

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Martin Bowman


One of Perth’s most respected environmental scientists, Martin “The Professor” Bowman plays a mean rhythm and lead guitar Read More...

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Martin Cuthbert


Landscape architect Martin “Stix” Cuthbert grew up playing drums on the East Coast of Australia.  Now resident timekeeper for The Subdividers Read More ...