Brent Hayward featured in a number of first generation Wellington punk bands, most noticeably the excellent Shoes This High. Since leaving Wellington in the 1980s he has been painting, making film and video art.

An original self taught do it yourself artist Brent Hayward is one of the most distinctive voices in New Zealand music and film. In a career stretching back over 25 years he has organized his own gigs and recording sessions, made his own posters and self-released his music, wrote his own songs and made his own music videos. Today he is a member of the band FATS WHITE.