Since graduating from UCOL's Theatre School in 2000, Kane has been working professionally in the arts industry as a composer, actor, teacher & musical director.

During this time the seed for Smokey Feel was created which followed onto Jamie McCaskills shows Wassup Bro? & Its a Whanau thing for which they received a nomination for Chapman Tripp Best Composer 2005.

He has composed music for theatre and film and was a co-composer of winning 48hr Film The Baby Farmer for Wellington regional final 2006.

As an actor he has performed in professional theatres throughout the country with highlights being King Lear, Hair, Ladies Night, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Godspell, Dracula, The Buddy Holly story, Man of La Mancha and his solo show

All the Right Notes, just not necessarily in the right order.

A charming little show, Kane Parsons ‘All The Right Notes’ is rightly described as an homage. And not just to musicians and music, but to comedy, as well as to friends and family. Richard Mays Dec 2016

He has appeared on TV in the Tribe, Shortland Street, Paradise Café, Hothouse and a variety of TV ads but is most happy playing music with his band of merry men.

His day to day role is Programme Leader for Performance at UCOL where he runs Certificate & Diploma programmes in Palmerston North, Wairarapa & Whanganui





More than all right on night
Manawatu Standard 17 Dec 2012
Twelve months ago, Kane Parsons came to our attention with this homage to Danish comic pianist Victor Borge.

Last night, he presented a fully fleshed presentation of this show, including 45 members of the Manawatu Sinfonia and the Manawatu Youth Orchestra conducted by Peter Ellery.

The show has grown considerably over the year. While much of Borge’s material remains, including the popular Inflationary Language and Phonetic Punctuation sketches, the programme has been brought up to date and includes sketches such as the top nine Olympic commentator gaffes.

Of course, the music remains important.

A thoroughly enjoyable evening from a very talented and imaginative musician.