Old New Zealand

...The Chapta...

The Chapta

Les Inwood (vocals) Doug Baker (guitar) Ian Terry (guitar/vocals) Dick Watson (bass) Stan White (Keyboards) Kevin Toneycliffe (Drums) later: Kevin Bayley (guitar) Dave Kennedy (guitar/vocals) Ledley Cleland (keyboards) Peter Gillette (keyboards) Sharon O'Neill (vocals)

The Chapta won the Loxene Golden Disc award for 1971 for their song "Say a Prayer". They recorded two albums before disbanding in 1972. Sharon O'Neil was briefly a member.

Guitarist Dave Kennedy went on to form Link who had a hit with "Only Time Could Let Us Know" reaching #17 on the charts. The song also netted Peter Hitchcock the RATA Award for Engineer of the Year. Kevin Bayley went on to play in Taylor, Rockinghorse and Short Story.



1970 Love Makes the World Go Round/Love Is Blue/I Can Sing a Rainbow - Festival FNZK 37
1971 Say A Prayer/Country Lady - HMV HR 435
1971 You and I/My Way - HMV HR 444
1971 I Can See You - Open Door/Colonel Pumpkin - HMV HR 457
1982 I Can't Get Sunday Out Of My Mind/Send Me No More Letters - HMV HR 477


1971 One - HMV HSDM 1009 #16 Jouney to the Sun
1972 Open Door - HMV HDSM 1019 Show the World



l-r Ron Mahoney, Dave Gillies, Brian Gerrard, Dave Kennedy

Dave Kennedy (guitar, vocals) Dave Gillies (keyboards) Neville Claughton (bass) later: Dick Watson and Brian Gerrard Craig Nicholson (drums) later: Chris Fox and Ron Mahoney

Only Time Could Let Us Know/Highway Driver/The Day You Came Into My Life - EMI HR 504
Break the Ice (unreleased single)

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The Chapta - Bruce Sergent's Chapta page
Link - Bruce Sergent's Link Page
Rockhappenz.com - Rock Era Contemporaries