Brief History

In the 1990’s Jeff Gehrmann started a bush band in Gosford on the Central Coast of NSW named The Lantana Brothers. Dave Jackson apparently recommended the name. Jeff sang, called the dances and played the piano accordion. Dave played guitar, Mark Stringfellow was on bass and Bob Oliver was  on banjo. Bob still leads the Lantana Brothers. In about 1989 Ian Crook took over from Jeff as the caller, provided  vocals and played the largerphone. In Easter 1998 Ian started Fair Dinkum after experimenting with a few different names and lineup members. The line up was  the same for about ten years.  There are new faces in the line up for 2013-14 and may vary as members have other commitments. Fair Dinkum now has a repertoire of well over 130 dances.


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