The Black Nor-Easters

Posted on 9th June, 2017

THE BLACK NOR-EASTERS have been gigging around the Great Lakes since the beginning of 2015. Playing a variety of covers and originals, they have a simple and stripped-back sound based around the vocals of front-woman and guitarist Gina Payne.

Gina, who was born and raised near Bulahdelah, has played solo and in a variety of bands around the Great Lakes, Newcastle, Sydney and the UK.

Bass player Matt Bannerman has lived in the Great Lakes for about 20 years. Over that time he’s played in a number of local bands, as well as performing with a fair few Sydney-based bands in his younger days. Initially playing as a duo, Gina and Matt are now joined by Glen Mead on drums.

Glen is a noted musician who moved to the Great Lakes around a decade ago. He plays regular shows between Sydney and the mid-north coast, both as a solo performer and with his backing band.
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