Knightshade is a metal/hard rock group formed in Te Puke in the early 1980s. The band based themselves in Hamilton in the mid-1980s when the lineup changed. The lineup then consisted of Wayne Elliott (vocals), Alan Grady (drums), Rik Bernards (guitar), Jon Bell (bass), Paul Martin (guitar). Paul Martin left the band and Gavin Lind joined. This was the lineup that performed and recorded the majority of their work. They had several top 20 singles and supported many major touring acts including Deep Purple, ZZ Top, Bon Jovi & The Angels.