Karl Kippenberger

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Karl Kippenberger
Birth name Karl Brenton Jamie Kippenberger
Born (1973-08-26) 26 August 1973 (age 43)
Origin Wellington, New Zealand
Genres Rock, industrial rock
Instruments Bass guitar, vocals
Labels Wildside, Warner Music Group
Associated acts Shihad, Luger Boa

Karl Brenton Jamie Kippenberger (born in Wellington, New Zealand on 26 August 1973), grandson of Captain E.T Kippenberger, great nephew of Major-General Sir Howard Kippenberger, is the bass guitarist of the New Zealand band Shihad.[1]

Kippenberger Grew up in Pukerua Bay just north of Wellington and attended Kapiti College (Formerly Raumati District High School). Kapiti College is also the same high school that produced film director Peter Jackson, former All Black Christian Cullen as well as several other well-known Kiwi musicians, including Ara Adams Tamata of Katchafire and Danny Rodda (Monkey Puzzle, The Rascal Kings).

After his 6th Form (year 12) year he left to attend Aotea College for his final high school year.


  1. ^ Ankeny, Jason. "Biography: Shihad". Allmusic. Retrieved 22 May 2010.