In the early 2000s when numerous bands were on Auckland stages recreating their parent’s record collections, one group of high school students set the standard for what was achievable.
Edward Knowles - guitar, vocals
Karel Chabera - bass
Jacob Moore - drums
Sven Pettersen - guitar
Callum Martin - guitar
Full Time Hobby
Pie Club Records
The Checks and Shihad opened for AC/DC at Western Springs, Auckland Thursday February 4, 2010.
Since the band’s demise, The Checks have pursued individual endeavours, some musical and some otherwise. Jacob Moore has played drums for UK based band Splashh, alongside vocalist Sasha Carlson. Karel Chabera moved to Australia and to work as a video game developer, while Callum Martin has studied in Wellington. Pettersen and Knowles formed the group Racing and have issued multiple releases in the years since.
In October 2011 CNN sent a camera crew to Auckland. One of the acts they spent time with was The Checks.