The Checkmates, featuring Benny Chan, Hann Hussein, Lawrence Lee and Amir Samsudin. Their first EP recording included four original instrumental compositions - 45 RPM, Galaxy, Sylvia and Lady In White. The Checkmates also accompanied The Cyclones and Bryan Neale in their recordings.
Although the group may have only one EP to their credit, they were nonetheless considered as one of top instrumental group in Singapore and Malaysia, besides The Quests. One thing very distinct about their sound is that they use quite a bit of the delay effect, reverb and echo, all rolled into one.
The Saints, Kuala Lumpur
The Quests, Singapore
The 'Little' Falcons, Kuala Lumpur
The Crescendos, Singapore
Rose Iwanaga, Sarawak
Naomi and The Boys, Singapore
Rocky Teoh, Ipoh
The Surfers/The October Cherries, Singapore
Janice Wee, Sarawak
Roy Chew and The Merry Lads, Kuala Lumpur