Regurgitator’s Quan Yeomans Recounts Uncanny Meeting With Martin Lee After 25 Years -


Regurgitator’s Quan Yeomans Recounts Uncanny Meeting With Martin Lee After 25 Years

by Paul Cashmere on May 16, 2024

in News

Quan Yeomans of Regurgitator had “a one in a billion’ chance meeting with former Regurgitator drummer Martin Lee when he bumped into him in a guitar shop in Melbourne a few months back.

The thing is, the two hadn’t seen each other in 25 years and hadn’t spoken in 20. Martin now lives in North America and Quan in a suburb in Melbourne so the chance meeting was bizarre.

Add to that, the last time they spoke was over legal matters.

Quan tells, “I had a very strange experience in Melbourne maybe two months ago. Martin Lee is our original drummer. I had no spoken to him in about 20 years. I haven’t seen him for maybe 24, 25 at all. Nothing. The last time I spoke with him I had a really great conversation for about half an hour and then he said ‘by the way, my lawyer sent you a letter’. That’s the kind of vibe.

He continued, “I pulled up at this guitar store two months ago in Carlton North called Replay Guitar just to drop off some guitar strap buttons. I was literally 10 metres from the door. I walk in and hear “Is that Quan, Quan Yeomans”. I turn around and it is Martin Lee in a Bunnings hat, a 54 year old version of him, and I had not seen him for 25 years. I was shocked. It was a one in a billion chance. He lives in Mexico. He happened to be in Victoria to tie up some loose ends with his Godmother who was ailing. He was there for three days and I don’t even live anywhere near Carlton North. It was so strange. It was a one in a billion chance. I hugged him and was so excited to see him and said ‘I can’t talk right now, I’ve got to go and talk to Brian Canham about this video. I’d love to catch up with you’. So we caught up the next day and we spoke for about two hours. It was really great. It was wonderful to talk to him as a much older adult after all this water under the bridge had passed. It was a really wonderful way to tie up this loose end that had been in the back of my mind all these years”.

Since 1999 Quan, Ben Ely and Peter Kostic have been Regurgitator.

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