Tony Kemp


Tony Kemp


Paiste Artist Since
June 2014

New Zealand

Main Affiliation

Other Affiliations
The Relatives


Tony is a professional drummer and drum tutor based in Wellington, New Zealand. He has extensive experience performing original music in the rock group Supermodel, and in the professional covers band The Rattlers. Tony is also regularly involved in session work for various groups around Wellington. In 2010 Supermodel headed to the UK for three weeks to record their debut album To The Mountains at Modern World Studios in the Cotswolds, with respected Welsh producer Greg Haver (Manic Street Preachers, Mel C). After they finished the album they performed a packed out show at London’s historic 100 Club. To The Mountains was released in 2011, and within a day of its release it had hit the Number one spot on the iTunes rock charts. Within a week it was in the official RIANZ album charts top 40 in New Zealand and had entered the Independent New Zealand music charts at Number four. In 2012 they embarked on a successful European tour with shows in Paris, Dublin, Edinburgh, London, and Liverpool where they secured a slot at The Beatles former stomping ground The Cavern Club. Their second album, 2014’s Rimu and Roses, was produced by Reinhold Mack (Queen, ELO, David Bowie, The Rolling Stones). Tony’s career appearances with Supermodel include performances on national TV shows Nightline and Good Morning, and National radio interviews, High Video Rotation on Juice C4 (NZ), Rage (AUS), appearances at Festivals including Rhythm and Vines, Home-grown, Summer City, and Wine and Food Festivals.