Jane - Lead vocals/harmonies, harmonica and sometimes-guitarist. Jane attended the WA Academy or Performing Arts in the 1980's studying Musical Theatre. Her love of musical theatre is obvious when she performs for an audience as she strides across the stage and becomes involved in the musical groove. She has been performing on stage and television since a young child and is a veteran of numerous bands including The Wanderers, Sweet Nothings, Defuse as Light, the Melodic Deadbeats and now Hurricane Jane and Fringe Benefits. Jane appeared at the Perth Concert Hall supporting the Black Sorrows
Gill - Lead vocals/harmonies and percussion. Gill was lead and/or backing vocalist for a number of Perth bands including Street Band and The Herbs (who supported Wendy Matthews and Marcia Hines in their concerts at King's Park). She has been a feature performer at Dirty Dicks and the Civic Theatre Restaurant and has sung in corporate cabarets at the Hyatt Grand Ballroom and Cable Beach Resort. Gill graduated from the WA Academy of Performing Arts with a Bachelor of Arts in Musical Theatre. She recently played "Joanne" in Jonathan Larson's Rent and performed Downstairs at the Maj in the Australian premiere of the new musical “I Sing”. Gill recently completed a short-course in jazz vocals with Sue Kingham at WAAPA
Peter - Lead and rhythm guitar, lead vocals and harmonies. Peter "Peddles" Nessfield is well known in the Perth entertainment scene and has a long record of musical achievements including six years with bands such as "Backbeat" and "The Bluetonics", blues bands that played hotels, clubs and festivals in Perth, Fremantle and country areas. His consumate guitar playing is the highlight of Hurricane Jane. His most recent band was "Mango Marmalade" a seven-piece jazz/blues band that appeared at the Fremantle Festival, Mojo's Tavern, and the Swan and Orient Hotels. Peter plays a 1972 Custom Strat with a Fender Musicman Amp.
David - Drums, lead vocals and harmonies. With a Bachelor Degree in Music and a Post-graduate Certificate in Education, Dave is a consumate musician. Dave currently teaches percussion to school students for the Department of Education and Training (at least until he's "discovered"). Dave has also played with and managed bands in the U.K. for the last 18 years where he is well known in south-west England. Dave's infectious energy and powerful rhythm ability drives the band. He uses both acoustic and electronic kits depending on the gig! Dave is also a member of the Perth-based band "Mirage", a cabaret/dance band renowned for tight rhythms and great vocals.
Mal - Bass guitar. Mal can't sing to save his life so we are very careful to keep him away from all the mikes. Luckilly he can play bass a little and does all the organising that keeps us from going broke. Mal joined the Wanderers in the early 1980's to pick up chicks - it worked - once! He has been in numerous bands for the past 20 years icluding The Wanderers, Neil Morgan's Melodic Deadbeats and Dog Rock, and for the past five years has been a mainstay of Hurricane Jane through all the bands' reincarnations.
Hurricane Jane are the perfect choice of entertainment for your hotel, venue, function or concert.