Peter Ward

ROCKONZ Rock Hall Of Fame
First Name· Last Name· Groups· Venues· Events· Entities· Submit· e-Mail· Links· About
Previous ROCKONZ Rock Hall Of Fame entry .... ROCKONZ Rock Hall Of Fame complete list .... Next ROCKONZ Rock Hall Of Fame entry ....

Full Name:  Peter Ward
Born:  25th July, 1941
Died:  23rd June, 2001
Hometown:  Christchurch
Musical Background:  
Instruments Played:  Drums
Career Began:  The Saints
Groups:  The Downbeats, Saki and the Jive Five, Max Merritt and The Meteors, Ray Columbus and The Invaders, Pete Ward and The Prophets

  Award presented 2007

Pete began his music career at various dance halls around Christchurch.  He played with various groups, resident at popular Christchurch night spots, reaching the pinnacle of his career as drummer for Ray Columbus and The Invaders before being replaced by Jimmy Hill.


In 2005, after a hiatus of almost 40 years, Peter teamed up with former Ray Columbus and the Invaders guitarist Brian Ringrose and formed ABOUT TIME with Trevor Wright (bass), Jim Phillips (saxophones), Don Mills (keyboards) and a group of leading New Zealand vocalists who include Peter Williams (The Meteors), Norm Bland (Village Gate), Kelly Ensor and Pat Kearns.  ABOUT TIME mainly performs at private and corporate events as well as at their hugely popular ROCKIN' IS OUR BUSINESS dance parties.