Soundcheck are 5 piece band with members from Ashburton, Christchurch and a couple of places in between. They play a wide range of material mainly drawn from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. Soundcheck consider themselves a ‘real’ band. Unlike a lot of the entertainment these days Soundcheck do not use karaoke discs or computerised backing. Every note and beat you hear is played by the band. All the members of Soundcheck have many years of playing experience behind them and love what they do.
Soundchecks members are ...
Connie van der Klei ( vocals )
Connie has been singing in bands since her teens. Among her many highlights she once sang with Don Mcllean on his NZ tour.
Rob Zipfel ( drums )
Ashburton local Rob is well known as a virtuoso drummer by the locals. Rob started playing drums at age 16 moving from biscuit tins and knitting needles to real drums and a job in his fathers jazz band.
Bruce Horton ( bass )
Another Ashburton local Bruce is also a well known and respected musician locally. Bruce joined Soundcheck last year and is enthusiastic about this new venture.
Mike Leigh ( keyboards )
As a teenager Mike realised early on that he couldnt dance so started playing in bands to pick up girls. He is still playing and loving every minute.
John Wilkinson ( guitar )
John has played guitar since high school in many different bands. Like he says ...‘ Playing guitar ? its me , its what I do ‘