Paul Field is the Managing Director of international children’s entertainment mega-brand The Wiggles. He’s also an ambassador for Red Nose Day, which funds research and support around the incidence of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome or SIDS.
Nine babies and children in Australia will die today as a result of SIDS, but that number is down 85% of what it once was due largely to the incredible research and awareness that Red Nose Day raises money to support.
After listening to this, I’m sure you’ll want to throw some help their way - you can donate year-round RedNoseDay.com.au
Paul Field is now the MD of The Wiggles but as you’ll hear he was once the front man for incredibly successful Aussie pub rock band The Cockroaches - along with his brother Anthony, and a sleepy keyboard player named Jeff.
However, as you’ll hear, The Cockroaches eventually wound down and The Wiggles wound up, all while Paul dealt with an incredible tragedy in his life - the sudden death of his infant daughter Bernadette when she was just 8 months old.
This is a heavy tale, and if you or anyone you know has been through something similar this podcast might bring up some intense emotions for you - perhaps there’s some unprocessed grief still lingering - we talk about that a lot - if so please reach out for help if you need it or if you’re in Australia call Lifeline on 13 11 14.
I can’t thank Paul enough for coming around and sharing his story so authentically- and I hope you resonate with his message about how he loves his life now even after going through such incredible loss and grief.
I’m grateful you’re here and grateful that together we can have this conversation with Paul Field.