The Shevelles Profile

aka The Gaynotes
Murray Cammick
20 Apr 2013

An all-woman Māori vocal group from Wellington, The Shevelles are best known for their 1968 hit single 'Beat The Clock'.

Lead singer Rangi Parker grew up in Porirua in the Latter Day Saints church community. She made an early start in local group The Family Four in the mid-1960s, and then joined The Four Ps who came second on John Maybury's Have A Shot radio talent quest. Then, as a trio, they were known as The Gaynotes, who released one single on Kiwi Records (‘I Got Rhythm’) after which John Robinson of Philips Records signed them to the Polydor label in 1968 and suggested a name change to The Shevelles.

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