Related Information for Absentee Absentee are a band from London in the UK, signed to Memphis Industries. It was formed by Dan Michaelson (vocalist, guitarist) and Melinda Bronstein (vocals, keyboards, melodica, glockenspiel) in 2003 after releasing a mini album titled Hawaiian Disco. They were joined by guitarist Babak Ganjei, bassist Laurie Earle and drummer Jon Chandler. In 2005, the band released their debut six-track EP, Donkey Stock, which was number 28 in NME's Top 50 Albums of 2005. Donkey Stock contained.. read more