Labas reunites for Bellingen gig

Gladstone will see the reuniting of 70s four-piece harmony group, Labas. The band recently had a reunion concert at Crescent Head, and are continuing with a few more appearances in the area. 

They start with a gig at the Bellingen markets on Saturday, November 17 and will play again at the Gladstone markets on Sunday, November 18.

The line up for Labas includes Evan Jeffrey, Gary Bates, Bob Bourke and Kes Zvirzdina, who formed the band while at Armidale Teachers College in 1972.

Labas has played and recorded with Doug Ashdown, Mike McCelland and Kevin Johnson and has had a song in the top twenty Hit Parade. 

The original tune, “They used to hang them” was written by band member Gary Bates and also got to the number eight spot on the 2KY top forty countdown. 

The rest of their repertoire includes covers of hits from The Eagles, Crosby Stills and Nash, Neil Young, Van Morrison and James Taylor, along with several more original songs. 

They've also previously recorded music videos and songs at Hat Head and Point Plomer.