A FORMER keyboard player for Eskimo Joe is running for Bayswater council.
Dan Bull toured with the globally successful Perth band in 2004 and 2005 and has since played with several other famous Perth bands, including The Sleepy Jackson and End of Fashion.
Now a commercial lawyer—he gave away being a career musician following the birth of his kids—he’s looking forward to contesting west ward in October.
“I have two young children, and I guess it was road safety that first got me interested in council issues,” he says.
“There was some speeding in my suburb, which is near the Tonkin Highway, and I got involved in a community committee that worked with council to address that.
“I really enjoyed it and thought I would like to get more involved.
“Aside from road safety, I am passionate about increasing the amount of nature-based playgrounds, increasing the tree canopy and sustainability, and community consultation.”
Mr Bull and his family have lived in Bayswater for three years but he says he has a lifelong association with the city through friends and sporting clubs.
He and his wife own their legal practice and he’s confident he can be “flexible with my hours if I am successful”.
“I’m under no illusion that being a councillor will take up a lot of my time, but I really enthusiastic about local issues and am ready to take up the challenge.”
As for the other-world that is the life of a touring musician?
“I still keep my hand in with the music, but these days it’s more playing along with the Wiggles to entertain my kids,” he laughs.
by STEPHEN POLLOCK