Judge Hoffman

Lead Guitar: Phil Randall
Vocals: Geoff Wright-St.Clair
Trumpet: Mark Gregory
Saxophone: Peter Hatton
Bass Guitar-Vocals: Gilbert Varella
Keyboards: Peter Cowan
Drums-Vocals: Phil Knipe

Above: "Battle Of The Bands" performance photo - Top row L to R: Geoff Wright - Mark Gregory - Peter Cowan - Peter Hatton - Bottom row L to R: Gilbert Varella - Phil Knipe - Phil Randall.

"Judge Hoffman" was a 7 piece Hamilton based band who went on to win The New Zealand Battle Of The Bands in 1972. On Labour weekend of that year Judge Hoffman also broke the worlds non stop playing record by performing for 72 hours at Tabla 2 Nightclub in Hamilton, Phil Knipe went on to team up with well known band "Soundproof"  - For more info click GiGs Below:...(Information and pictures C/- ricko.co.nz NZ Circuit Bands and Musicians)

Below audio track of Judge Hoffman recorded live at the Battle of the Bands 1972