The Pistons Title

The Pistons Band

The Pistons

The Pistons are a Christchurch based band available for Pubs, Clubs, Small Cafes / Bars, Private Functions and Weddings (great for themed functions).
For bookings contact Sandy 027 4344470


The core of The Pistons music is Rockabilly and Alt Country, although with the addition of Sandy Inglis' multi instrumentalism their band repertoire extends to Rock’n Roll, Irish and Americana. The Pistons formed several years ago, originally as a three piece featuring Upright Bass, Guitar and drums, but then expanded to include Pedal Steel. Over this time The Pistons have been well received at Christchurch Venues such as The Richmond Club, Woolston Sports Bar, New Brighton Rockabilly Car Show, and Country Pub's such asThe Colgate Tavern, The Famous Grouse, The Crate and Barrell and The Sheffield. The line up of members is currently Sandy Inglis on Vocals, Pedal Steel, Mando, Guitar, and Harmonica: Arch Kuiper on Guitar and Vocals: Rodger Myers on Electric Bass and Vocals, David Salmon Drums and Vocals:
Sandy, Rodger and Arch have a wide experience in playing music ranging from Blues, Jazz, Rock’n Roll and Country to Covers on the Christchurch dance, club and Pub scene. David received his musical education in the South Island but gained his experience drumming on the Auckland originals scene for 12 years with Bands such as Stolen and Outside In, before moving south and joining The Pistons.

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The Live Recording done at Greendale has now been produced and can be checked out on our 'Demo Songs' page.
CD's are available.

The gigs are really starting to gather momentum. The new Bass player (Rodger) has fitted in really well!



Gig Guide


Saturday 2nd October - Richmond Club 7 - 11pm
Saturday 6th November - Richmond Club 7 - 11pm
Saturday 4th December - Richmond Club 7 - 11pm




The Famous Grouse Hotel (in Lincoln)
A Resturant/Bar/Hotel with Live Music - 2 Gerald Street, Lincoln 7608

The Richmond Club
A Club/Resturant/Bar with Live Music - London Street, Richmond
Sandy's Electrical Safety Testing Company for Commercial/Construction/Industrial Electrical safety testing

Domestic/Commercial HVAC Controls and IT Development


"It's 'feel good' music.
It feels good when you play it,
It feels good when you sing it,
and it feels good when you listen to it"
(Carl Perkins)


A piston is a component of reciprocating engines, reciprocating pumps, gas compressors and pneumatic cylinders, among other similar mechanisms. (wikipedia)

It is also a cool dude who plays in a realy hot band!!!


Ameripolitan is a genre of contemporary original music encompassing four prominent subcategories: Western swing, honky-tonk, rockabilly and outlaw. Championed by Austin-based singer Dale Watson, the ameripolitan genre was established for contemporary artists upholding traditional roots-influenced musical formats to distinguish themselves from the formats produced by the mainstream country pop music industry