Instrument:  Guitar/Vocals
Born:  17 June
From: Rotorua N.Z


Born in Rotorua N.Z to a mother June who bet Kiri Te Kanawa in a school singing competition and a father Kevin who played guitar/vocals in the Christchurch based Byrds in the 60’s and Heavily influence by three older brothers life was music, in 1991 Bede and Jason along with Phil Wood formed Prophecy, with a few drummer changes later, in walked Willie Corbett, Prophecy recorded a 4 song demo in Phil Rudd’s Tauranga 'Mountain Studios' and played all over the north Island

Mid 1993 original music was calling, 'Hyper Sapien' was formed, Sean O’Neill vocals, Chook bass, Adrian Bergman drums and Kyle Ashley guitar, recording a 4 song demo, Originals weren’t to be yet....

Back in Rotorua and filling in for Dean Gold while he mended a broken finger from soccer 'Black Betty' ran Havoc all over the North Island Willie Corbett drums, Sonny Corbett bass , queue Anthony ' Whisky' Hawkins vocals, with the departure of Deano,

‘Aces High’ came back to life, Founded by the Corbett Bro's Aces High in the late 80's the band had many line up changes including Sean O'Neill , James Whitney and Boss Rangitutia.

'Hazzard' was 100% Rock with Whisky powering the front brothers Johnny Ray bass & Jnr Reihana drums in the back, even touring the Great Barrier Island

Kindred was formed late 1998 Chris Duff (bass), Boss Rangitutia (Guitar Vocals) Ian Rangitutia (Drums Vocals) Jason Liddle (Vocals) .With the departure of Chris, Johnny Ray came in , With two tours to Yantai China under the belt Debut C.D and a change in the front Boss and John sharing vocal duties, Kindred is leading from the front

A note from Bede

Every Band that I have been in to this day has had a set of brothers in it!

What’s changed? I'm now in a family - Kindred


Gear List 

* ESP Jackson Custom Guitars 

* EMG 81 85 89 pick ups
* Ibanez 1979 Les Paul 
* 10 - 46 strings 
* JMP-1 Marshall  pre amp
* Marshall EL34 50/50 Power Amp
* Marshall 425a Quad 4 x G12C 25 Watt Celestion Greenbacks
* Korg  DTR 2000 Rack Tuner
* Alesis Effects unit 
* Boss Midi board
* Dunlop Crybaby  McPherson mods    
* Signature Series BBO1 O'Neill Bro's Acoustic