Who are the Loveys..?
The “mother superior” of the group, hailing originally from New Zealand where she sang in a Maori band, to New Caledonia where she learned Edith Piaf songs, to Argentina to tango, Tanzania where she sang in her own jazz band, to Qatar where she taught ukulele to Arabic women and children, Singapore where she taught Filipina maids to play uke, to today when she writes quirky songs for the Loveys and still teaches ukulele (at the Mullumbimby Neighbourhood Centre) to anyone who wants to learn.
The newest member of the Loveys, Pam brings outrageous charm, humour and spunkiness to the band. She also writes flattering bios and anchors the bands sound with the sexiest instrument of all, the electric bass. She tried playing a uke bass for a while but found it just didnt have the same funky sex appeal as her Fender P. She lives in downtown Mullumbimby and in her spare time tries to maintain a home and a family.
Along with Jenny Parenteau, Janet was the force majeure behind the establishment of the group. Janet has been teaching music for years as a community choir leader and events organizer, and also has a background in theatre. Janet has lived in Japan, Singapore and Kuwait for 6 years and recently moved to the Northern Rivers of NSW where she teaches music in local primary schools, runs a bunch of community choirs, and sings with a posh chamber choir called Dynasty8. Her current loves are Japanese yoga, her new bed, her cats and her two kids. And of course, all things Loveys.
Successfully living three lives in one, Belinda is a mother to three young children, a passionate educator in the primary school public system and is living her alter ego dreams as Miss Bee. From humble beginnings in the Sutherland Shire in Sydney where she played her clarinet and saxophone, Belinda has made her way to the Far North Coast of NSW to raise her family with her husband and relish in the cultural feast that is the Byron Shire. With a ukulele, tea cup and washboard in hand, Belinda feels like she is at home.