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Upcoming Shows

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Past Shows

Fri. May 4th 2018
LanaLou's (All Ages)
Cass King and the Next Right Thing, The New Black, Swivel Buckets
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
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The New Black

powerpop / punk from Vancouver BC
Available for Shows/Gigs - Confirmed: May. 25, 2019 (Awaiting Update)

Contact Details

Bob Loblaw (publicist)
604 986 8520
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 127 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. Also in the recently re-formed The Gathering, ex-member of Taste of Joy, 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, also in Eddie D & The Sex Bombs, 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

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

Past Members

Patrick Findlerlead guitar2004-2007
Bill Napier-Hemyguest lead guitarist2014
Jim Newtonguest lead guitarist2015
Status: Available for Shows/Gigs
- Last confirmed May. 25, 2019