Kevin Taylor

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      Award presented 2007

John R Campbell Collection


Kevin Taylor

Kevin Wani Taylor was born on the 16th September, 1950 in Wellington.  He moved to Christchurch in 1966, two years after his musical career in 1964.  Equally at home on bass or guitar, Kevin has worked in television and in the recording studio as a session musician, and with most of the icons of Kiwi music including Max Merritt, Ray Columbus, Suzanne Donaldson, Shane and Suzanne Prentice.


He has toured New Zealand with Suzanne Prentice (in 1994 and 1995), , John Grenell, Eddie Low in 2006, The Legends Unleashed Show and more recently with The Johnny Cash Tribute Show with Brendan Dugan.  Kevin has supported The Beach Boys (with Suzanne Prentice - Milbrook 1996), Julio Inglesias (with Suzanne Prentice 1997), Dave Dobyn, Ray Columbus, Max Merritt, Shane and Suzanne Lynch.


Flaxwood Festival 2011 - Flaxwood Shadows

Kevin Taylor Bassman

Flaxwood Festival 2011 with Suzanne and Graham Wardrop


Kevin, Wayne Allen and Des Newton

Kevin and Peter "Clogs" van Roy""

Kevin, Peter "Clogs" van Roy, Wayne Allen and Rob Carpenter


Krakkajack — Greg Mooney, Wayne Allen, Kevin and Paul Andrew

Kevin Taylor

Krakkajack — Greg Mooney, Wayne Allen, Kevin and Paul Andrew


Known for his ability to play across a wide spectrum of musical styles, Kevin was formerly with corporate band Mistermeana, and is currently playing bass for Wayne Allen's Christchurch super-group Krakkerjack.