Having promoted Billy TK Jnr, we need to post a video of his father playing.

In the 1970s when the topic of who was the country’s best guitarist came up, two names were sure to be mentioned — Eddie Hansen and Billy TK. Their styles were different and Billy TK was described as NZ’s Jimi Hendrix, although his influences include Carlos Santana and Jeff Beck. He sports a beard similar to Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top.

Apihaka Mack of Ngatiawa ki Kapiti tells us she played bass in his band Billy TK Powerhouse. Now that is a entry on the music CV to be proud of! There’s an hour of music in the recording below to enjoy.