Before radio Liam Stapleton was a member of a glam rock band
Nova Adelaide breakfast duo Ben Harvey and Liam Stapleton have unearthed a story arch that’s proving a hit with listeners and on social media.
Stapleton was a member of gam rock band Love Sabre in high school, and a recording of their one and only single ‘Sabre Attack’ has made its way onto Nova.
After getting hold of the record, Harvey gave the song its commercial radio debut on Wednesday’s show after soliciting over 200 comments on Instagram.
“It’s part of my history that I’m not necessarily proud of, it’s something I really wish we weren’t talking about quite frankly,” Stapleton said of the song.
Ben and Liam also spoke to Matt, the lead guitarist in Love Sabre, who confirmed that Stapleton came up with the original concept for the band.
The band only performed the song once, at his high school, and he made an entrance on a fake donkey. That footage has now made its way onto Instagram.
“It was donkey they used, I went to a Christian school, they used it mainly for the nativity scene play around Christmas but I thought, pretty cool entrance if I came in on that.”