Members

peter_rlionPeter O’Regan. Peter is one of Sydney’s most respected vocalists; fronting his own bands and also appearing as a featured artist alongside the cream of the Australian music fraternity. Peter has run top Sydney agency Metropolis Entertainment since the 1990’s. Knows a thing or two about gigs!

mark_rlionMark Kennedy. Mark Kennedy is the founder of The Kites. Not only a master keyboardist and singer of the notes only dreamed of by mortals, Mark also produced for the ABC, including the legendary Roy & HG –  for 30 years! (So you can’t tell him any jokes) He is however the quiet force on stage behind the Kites . . .

Jack EvansJack Evans. Jack is a respected musician and teacher whose credits include Steve Prestwich, The Rebecca Johnson Band, Three Piece Suite, Clive Suares, Bridie King, The Blazing Suns, Dwane Lee and ‘Pocket, Bob Downe & The Hollywood Horns (Edinburgh Festival), Liza Ohlback, Chiara Browne and many more.

guy_rlion2Guy Saminaden. The heart and soul of the Kites. Guy was a member of iconic Sydney nightclub funksters “Torrid Zone” – resident band at The Hilton hotel, Sydney. He is the bass player bands love to have, with a huge groove, a wonderful voice, great sense of humour  – and he’s a top recording engineer to boot. Guy has played with Greg Walker (Santana), jammed with Sergio Mendes, Osibisa & The Commodores.

pk@keynote_headshotPaul Kneipp. One of Australia’s best known drummers. Paul has shared the stage with talent as diverse as: Leon Berger, Marcia Hines, America, Seals & Crofts and even Jaco Pastorius. Not to forget original songs recorded in Nashville by the legendary Barry Beckett; and subsequently nominated for an Aria Award.

Dave McMaster. Dave has been playing and singing in Sydney since the 80’s. Apart from his wonderful groove and soloing style, Dave has a great vibe on stage. Welcome to The Kites David!