Duke Wilde Band’s demo recording of their debut album was taken from Nick Aitken’s stolen car.
Duke Wilde Band’s demo recording of their debut album was taken from Nick Aitken’s stolen car. Renee Pilcher

Thieves target car CD player

GYMPIE singer-songwriter Nick Aitken suspects the thief who stole the CD player from his car last week will not appreciate the demo recording of his band’s unreleased debut album.

The Duke Wilde Band frontman said his car was taken from the Centro shopping centre car park on Thursday night while he was working in BigW packing shelves to support his music career.

He said it was fortunate the person who stole his car did not know the value of musical equipment and left behind his bag of guitar leads and pedals when they dumped the car.

“They didn’t steal my country CDs but they took my CD player with our demo in it,” he said.

“I was just really worried about my music gear but they mustn’t have known what it was worth. It was all pulled out of the bag as if they were looking for something of value. The pedals are worth more than the CD player.”

Nick’s old Toyota Corolla was found on Friday, abandoned behind the old council depot on Everson Road.

“The front end is pretty smashed up. It looks like it’s been paddock bashing and driven into a wall. A couple of (mainstream) CDs, a pair of shoes and a football were stolen as well as the CD player with our demo recording.”

Gympie Times


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