G-Bangers are top of local talent pack on pub scene

MATES: Andrew Thompson (main) and Jayd McKenzie make up local band The G Bangers.
MATES: Andrew Thompson (main) and Jayd McKenzie make up local band The G Bangers. Contributed

LOCAL talent is flowing in Gladstone at the moment, and duo band The G Bangers are near the top of the pack.

Made up of mates Jayd McKenzie and Andrew Thompson, the G Bangers are playing at The Agnes Water Tavern this Saturday, at 8pm.

Pulse caught up with Jayd earlier this week.

Tell us about yourselves:

We are both sparkies by trade. I'm 32 and we are both locals. Andrew grew up down the road from me at Beecher; I didn't know him. I started playing guitar in Year 8.

The experience goes past The G Bangers.

I broke up with a band and I called Andrew in for a replacement. He just got up and strutted his stuff on stage and played.

We've been playing together for about a year and a half now.

What is the G Bangers all about?

We didn't want to make a big deal out of it, we just do it for a hobby as we've both got day jobs.

It's just something we do on the side. We sing a few covers and pub songs. We play with slide guitars, banjos and harmonicas.

We just turn up.

Why do you like playing in the band?

I just like the feeling of playing to people and watching them dance and have fun.

As long as everyone's having a great time that's all that matters.