The Gang Gangs
We are an Australian Bush Band based in the beautiful Blue Mountains NSW
We play traditional tunes from a variety of countries and sing mainly Australian Bush Songs.
What’s in a name?
We are named after the Australian native bird, the Gang Gang Cockatoo. The Gang Gang has a very distinctive call and has a sound described as sounding like a creaky old gate.
The Gang Gangs started 18 years ago. In 1996, we had our first gig at the Springwood car park to help the Springwood-Winmalee Action Group demand the School of Arts Square be built. A few of the players still remain from those early years. We are all getting a bit older but the youthful enthusiasm and our love of the music and the joy in what we do remains.
Between 2005 and 2012 the Gang Gangs performed at seven bush dances for BMRSG.
This event, to raise funds for the work of BMRSG, is being run by GangGangs and Wentworth Falls Bushdance group.
Support for this event enables us to welcome, befriend and provide practical assistance to refugees facing uncertain futures in detention and in the community. We provide this to many asylum seeker households in Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains who have restricted work options and who have been cut off from all Centrelink programs, leaving them with no financial support. This enables people to maintain their lives at the most basic level.
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