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Past Shows

Fri. December 2nd 2016
Princeton Pub (No Minors)
The New Black, Drail, Huskee Dudes
Sat. May 2nd 2015
Fairview Pub (No Minors)
WIGGIN OUT IN WHITE with EddyD & the Sex Bombs, The New Black, Cass King and the Next Big Thing
Sat. October 19th 2013
Pat's Pub (No Minors)
HOTTER CD RELEASE PARTY with Véronique Noelle, The New Black, DJ Ruggedly Handsome
Sun. September 29th 2013
Railway Club (No Minors)
Bootleg Glory, singleplayer, The New Black, Bright Red Kite
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The New Black

The New Black

Confirmed: Jan. 25, 2016 (Awaiting Update)

powerpop / punk from Vancouver BC

Contact Details

Bob Loblaw (publicist)
Bob.Loblaw@hotmail.com
604 986 8520

Past Shows (22)

The New Black (2004-present)

A powerpop/punk juggernaut, equal parts Sons of Freedom, The Godfathers and Blondie, with a vocalist that looks like Kim Novak with a Mohawk and tattoos, and powered by musicians that have 109 years of playing and touring experience between them (yes, pathetic but true).


Kristi Johanson – lead vocals. Also performs live with Big John Bates and the Taboo Revue

Gary Economy – lead guitar. Ex-member of Taste of Joy, The Gathering, Cast of Thousands. Session guitarist, road manager, guitar tech for many Vancouver groups, including Sons of Freedom, 54-40, Sarah McLachlan etc.

David Lea-Smith – lead guitar. Ex-vocalist / guitarist / songwriter for Picasso Set and Motorcycle.

Tony Lee – lead drums. Occasional Hard Rock Miner, ex-member of the SaddleSores and the Soreheads.

Gord Badanic – lead bass. Ex-member of Go Four 3 & Thrill Squad. Ex-label manager and producer at Zulu/Polygram Records, past-president and music director of CiTR-fm, founder of Shindig. Past-president of the PMIA, co-founder of the West Coast Music Awards, juror for FACTOR, the Junos, the WCMA, NewMusicWest, CFOX Demo Listen and MITAP. Guest-host on CBC Nightlines and occasional host of Soundproof. Blah blah blah... luckily, the original Gord was killed off in 1999, but he was recently re-animated as a dumpy middle-aged guy.

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Current Lineup

NameRoleDates
Gord Badaniclead bass,2004-present
Gary Economylead guitar2004-present
Tony Leelead drums2004-present
Kristi Johansonlead vocals2005-present
David Lea-Smithlea- guitar2007-present

Past Members

NameRoleDates
Patrick Findlerlead guitar2004-2007
[Sir] Paul McCartneylead carrot2005-2006
Status: Available for Shows/Gigs
- Last confirmed Jan. 25, 2016

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