From deep within the veins of Melbourne’s music scene, Checkerboard are an underground institution. The brainchild of renowned singer and drummer Carl Pannuzzo, the band has evolved over thirty years; breathing fire, virtuosity and improvisation into classic soul and blues originals. Unique in their daring departures and jazz harmony, theirs is a fresh and exciting approach to roots music not seen anywhere else in Australia.
Playful and unyielding, Pannuzzo is joined on stage by guitar master Shannon Bourne, Hammond virtuoso Tim Neal, and groove bassist Amos Sheehan. The current line-up features world-class musicianship, unbridled passion inspired by the moment and an almost telepathic ability to create; a powerhouse to be reckoned with. From standing ovations at Festivals to crammed inner Melbourne pubs, no two shows are the same. Checkerboard are the very essence of the live music experience.