Th'ART of CHEESE
A Duo band that caters for all types of Functions/Venues like Weddings, Balls, Anniversarys etc, with a FANTASTIC stage presentation
Real live Bass Player who Sings, Swings and plays a couple of FUNKY Bass Solos along with our Swinging Percussionist
Music from 50’s onward
"State of the Art" P.A
Midi Files with own Live Guitars & Harmonies
"Vocals, Bass Guitar, Drum & Music Programming"
Plus a Live Percussionist
Les started his Music career in 1978 in Ashburton and has been playing & singing professionally for 29 years with various Bands around N.Z, Sydney, NSW, Queensland & Tasmania, 13 of these years as a full time Musician at Major Venues & Hotels. Numerous T.V appearances in the 80’s – Radio with Pictures, Telethon & Telequest where the Band was judged Runner-up.
Les has also played in many Christchurch bands in & around Christchurch over a period of 6 years
Les decided to start up his own Solo Act (Th’ ART of CHEESE ) to enable him to pursue his song-writing & recording of his originals in the music studio of his premises, still allowing him the time to entertain the crowds.
Percussionist: Zippy started his career in England playing various jazz, cabaret and stage shows, then went on as a session musician for rock and pop bands around Bridlington, Newcastle, 1980 Recorded first single with 'Badge' which charted in London rock charts, 1981 second single ( 'Truth Hurts') sold 5000 copies in London. Now living in NZ, Zippy teach's drum theory, notation and private lesson through various schools and is extremly suited to Th' Art of Cheese.