College band takes third
Putaruru College band All Of A Kind came third at the recent Smokefreerockquest in Hamilton.
The band made up of school friends Connor White, James Te Whare, Antonio Clair, John Keith and Tarewa Walker were happy about their placing.
Connor, who is the lead singer and rhythm guitarist said he was ‘‘gutted’’ the band didn’t come first but was happy they made the top three.
‘‘I was buzzed we got a place at the end of the day,’’ Connor said. ‘‘ We won a $ 250 Rock Shop voucher.’’
The band competed against 50 other bands.
John, who is keyboard player and back-up vocalist said their dream was to one day make it big.
‘‘ We don’t want to end up playing at our school for 20 years or doing high school balls when we are old ; I suppose the first step would be getting our songs on the radio. But in the meantime we are open to playing gigs.’’
All Of A Kind do not want to be nailed to one genre of music.
‘‘We play any and everything, not just one genre, we have a bit of rock, reggae anything we can play we will.’’ Antonio the bass guitarist said.
The band plays only original music which includes City Lights, If Only and Rain is pouring.
Lead guitarist James who created the lyrics said the songs were about experiences.
‘‘ City Lights is like when you go to Auckland when you’re little and you see the lights and it’s like, wow. If Only is a dedication to a girl and Rain is Pouring is a meta- phor for problems.’’ The band have a Facebook fan page and a website: allofakind.weebly.com.
ALL OF A KIND: The popular Putaruru College band placed third at the recent Smokefreerockquest in Hamilton. Band members are James Te Whare, John Keith, Connor White, Antonio Clair and Tarewa Walker.