The band works together as often as they can when preparing for performances in order to make sure their recordings and live performances are in full harmony. Check out the faces that make up UB40 Tribute Band Perth ( Labour Of Love) below.
Avahdyne De Gingles
Avahdyne De Gingles: Lead Vocalist
Avaydhyn has been performing as a professional singer for over 10 years, with a dynamic vocal range he is sure to wooo you to the dance floor.
He has style, a dazzling smile and a charismatic energy that will surely entertain you at every event (give it up for Avaydhyn)
He stems from the east coast of the Nth Island of NZ and as a young boy always dreamed of being a lead singer in the UB40 Band, this Tribute band is the best in the west, in fact in Australia or even around the globe and Avahdyne has an energy he shares with the other members on stage to take this band to a level one can only dream of.
Col Bosch- Bass
Col Bos: Bass, lead and backing vocals
Col has been on the music scene in Perth for 39 years playing bass guitar in various bands, "Oz Connection", "Mirage", "Face To Face", Shaydze, to name a few. Col enjoys the challenge of playing different styles of music from the 50s through to modern day genre. His style is one of extremes. In-step with the drummer , Col's thunderous bass will get your trousers flapping if you're too close, whereas his clear voice soars above the rest of the band.
Phil Bennett: Keyboards, lead and backing vocals
Phil (P2) may not know more than 3 chords but he sure knows how to have a good time. Not one to be seen standing still for long, if ever, over the years he has done support slots with a who’s who of rock royalty, from Elvis Costello and Duran Duran to Steve Earle and Midnight Oil, among others. He has performed live on stage with a host of artists ranging from members of the Whitney Houston Band and Status Quo to Stevie Wright and Normie Rowe. He has appeared on over 30 albums and his songs have attracted the attention of artists such as Wreckless Eric and Howard Jones. He has appeared on national television a number of times, been listed in 11 books, and has received the Australia Day Award for achievement in music. He is also an accomplished actor and has worked alongside the likes of Sam Neill,Toni Colette, Essie Davis and Angourie Rice. He is currently recording a new album of original music but his true love is playing live and giving the audience a fun time.
Dean Umu - Guitar
Dean Umu: Guitar,BVs
Dean has been teaching drums, bass and guitar for 35 years, he has composed over 250 songs in English, Samoan and Maori.
A great singer and front man in his band with a genre of reggae, hiphop and Rnb.
Dean is also a professeional M.C. with 20 years experience and has a natural gift on stage, he is a school teacher by day at a college where he teaches 4 different polynesian languages and cultural customs, and to add to the list this guy is an events manager promoting original music and hosting events in the community.
Harry (H) Buck: Drummer
Harry Buck has been playing the tubs since the age of 8. With aspirations of becoming a professional musician, Harry dived into the Perth music scene at 16 to see what it was like, since then Harry hasn't looked back.
Playing fundraisers, corporate events, high profile venues and your regular pubs, Harry strives to be the best player he can be. Harry currently resides in a few bands, such as: Ub40 Tribute band, The Benny Mayhem band and SOUNDWAVE Acoustic.
Jo Matthews : Manager, Promoter, Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals, BVs/Harmony
Jo has been involved in the entertainment industry for over 40 years and the Agent for Australian Rugby Union in Perth 2021-2022 for 2 Bledisloe Cup games held at Optus Stadium, also involved with the 2023 NRL Optus Stadium. Originally from NZ with years of experience in the entertainment industry with the Lion Brewery Circuit, she has worked with Willie Hona (Herbs), George Tumahai, Bunny Walters, Weazel Tairoa ( Quin Tiki's) Charlie Pride to name a few.
Jo is an Events Manager/ Promoter with a passion for creating new tribute acts, she managed and played with INXS Tribute Perth for 6 years as the keyboard player, managed UB40 Tribute Australia (One In Ten) but when Covid caused a stand still through-out the globe UB40 -One In Ten disbanded so she formed the now UB40 Tribute (Labour of Love) stronger than Covid 19. The Adele Tribute Perth,
Tutor of Maori Cultural performing arts for over 35 years in Perth.
Phil Brannigan: Guitar, Bass, Keyboard, BVs/Harmony
Phil (P1) has a rich and varied history of performing many different styles of music, both live and in recording studios. Originally from the UK, he has lived and played guitar, keyboards and bass in Sydney, Singapore and now calls Perth home. He settles comfortably into many different styles of music, from blues, hard rock, reggae and country rock, through to pop music from the 60s through to the 2000s. An accomplished arranger, he loves working on great songs to put a spin on them.