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Disciple was a Christian rock band active in Adelaide the 1980s and 1990s.


Disciple was formed in December 1987. Originally they were a four piece (Niels, Glenn, Darren and Neil) with Niels playing drums and singing lead vocals. Wayne Harrison filled in on drums for a 1987 New Years Eve show and then Mark Drilling joined as the full time drummer soon after that.

Disciple played numerous gigs around Adelaide before releasing their cassette "Sacred Knights" in May 1988. Originally recorded as a demo tape, it sold above expectations and was picked up for national distribution through a Brisbane record label. Disciple then recorded and released a vinyl single "I Wanna See 'Em There" which received airplay on SAFM on normal rotation.

One of the highlights for Disciple was supporting international glam rock band Stryper for their Adelaide concert. Neil Haigh left the band in 1990 and the band's name was changed to "Mean Street". The four piece line up performed a mixture of hard rock covers and original songs in various pubs and clubs around Adelaide.

Some time in the early 90s the band underwent a major change and resurfaced as "Johnson". A number of new commercial pop/rock songs were written and demos recorded. Some time during the mid 90s the band called it quits.

Disciple reunited in October 2016 to perform a one off show in tribute to their former bass player Darren Hills who died of cancer in late 2015.


  • Niels Johnson - vocals
  • Glenn Johnson - guitar
  • Niel Haigh - guitar
  • Darren Hills - bass
  • Mark Drilling - drums



  • Sacred Knights - (1988)


  • I Wanna See 'Em There / Foot of the Cross - (?)