Christer Ekhé is one of the founders of Kustbandet. He is in its true sense a multi instrumentalist. At the start he played the cornet in the band and became eventually its drummer. In fact his first instruments were clarinet and saxophone beside guitar and banjo. Through his early listening to piles of old recordings he has internalized the special timing and sound that is significant for New Orleans jazz. He has also by himself learnt to master more intricate rhythms and sounds like calypso, ska, danzon and biguine, to name a few. He is also a fantastic singer with the ability to capture and move an audience. Beside Kustbandet ha plays with the Swingsters, The Beeters and Stockholm Classic Jazz Band.