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OriginHamilton, New Zealand
GenresPop rock
Pop punk
Jarod Brown (2004-2007)

48May is a New Zealand pop rock group. The band consists of Jon Austin (vocals, guitar), CaptainHook (guitar, vocals), Stan Bicknell (drums, vocals) and Shannon Brown (bass, vocals). Hook and Jon went to Hamilton Boys' High School together, while Stowers in the year above, was the lead singer in the band The Grinners (née Lyon), while Shannon Brown is well known on the New Zealand music circuit for his roles in bands such as Tadpole.

The name "48May" came from their residence during university; at 48 May Street in Hamilton. They have achieved success within New Zealand including a place on the New Zealand leg of the 2005 Big Day Out and Edgefest05 tour, their first record (The Mad Love) going Gold in NZ, and their second record (Streetlights and Shadows) being released in Japan by Triple Vision followed by 48May touring through Japan with Four Year Strong and Every Avenue in support of the release. They have also performed as support act for Alien Ant Farm, Simple Plan, Panic! at the Disco, and Steriogram, among others.

48May have since split due to all members going their separate ways. Jon is now working in advertising in Sydney, married with a son, CaptainHook is Head Engineer at York Street Studio in Auckland, Stan is living in Melbourne, and in 2010, Shannon studied at the University of Waikato, school of education, majoring in English and Theatre Studies. Shannon began a teaching career at Hamilton Boys' High School as head of drama in 2013. He is now the senior curriculum leader at Rototuna High School.

Band members

  • Jon Austin a.k.a. Jonathan Austin (vocals, guitar)
  • CaptainHook a.k.a. Jody Stowers (guitar, vocals)
  • Shannon Brown a.k.a. Adam Shannon Brown (bass, vocals)
  • Stan Bicknell a.k.a. Daniel Bicknell (drums, vocals)

Past members

  • Jarod Brown a.k.a. Daniel Jarod Brown (vocals, drums)



Year Title Details Peak chart
2004 The Mad Love
  • Released: 13 October 2004
  • Tour edition released: 2005
  • Label: FMR Records
  • Catalogue: 338332
2007 Streetlights and Shadows
  • Released: 30 April 2007
  • Label: Warner Music NZ
  • Catalogue: 5101170332
"--" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.


Year Title Peak chart positions Album
2005 "Fightback" -- The Mad Love
"Come Back Down" --
"Leather and Tattoos" 14
"Home By 2" 11
2006 "Into the Sun" --
"Things That Fall Apart"
feat. Kid Deft from Fast Crew
"Nervous Wreck" 21 Streetlights and Shadows
2007 "Big Shock" 14
"The End" --
"Car Crash Weather" --
"--" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.


Juice TV Music Awards

  • Best Indie Video ("Fightback") 2003
  • Song of the Year ("Home by 2"): 2005
  • ZM People's Choice Video ("Come Back Down") 2004
  • Telecom Top Video ("Car Crash Weather") 2008


  1. ^ a b "48MAY IN NEW ZEALAND CHARTS". Charts.org.nz. Retrieved 2013.
  2. ^ "Gold and platinum New Zealand albums to 2013". Te Ara. Encyclopedia of NZ. Retrieved 2015.

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