Gympie country music couple in perfect harmony

CONCERT-READY: Country music is a special bond shared by couple Neil and Lynda Hansen. Having moved to the Gympie region from the Sunshine Coast, the couple is headlining this month's Gympie Country Music Concert. Megan Slade

COUNTRY music couple Neil and Lynda Hansen are special guests at this month's Gympie Country Music Concert.

The concert is being held at the Senior Citizens Centre on Saturday, July 25 and has been organised by the Gympie Country Music Club.

Organisers are excited to have Gympie couple Neil and Lynda on the playing schedule, continuing the success after the last concert on June 6.

Lynda is known for her clear vocals and endless passion for country music.

She sees her talent as a way to connect to everyday people as well as giving something back to the community.

Lynda regularly receives praise for her beautiful ballads reaching out to her audiences.

Born on the Sunshine Coast and growing up on a dairy farm in the hinterland, the singer always loved music.

Her brother Glyn, father Kevin and mother Verlei were all interested in music, laying down the foundation for a future career.

Lynda has been involved in country music clubs on the Sunshine Coast and now in Gympie and last year was made a life member of the Maroochy River Country Music Club.

It was through country music she met husband Neil.

Together they have performed in numerous local bowls and golf clubs throughout the Coast, as well as many private functions.

When the couple's two children were teenagers, they formed a band called Dangerous Goods. Lynda was on guitar and vocals, husband Neil on bass guitar, son Scott on lead guitar and drums and daughter Kristin on vocals with friend Lee Kirby also on vocals, lead guitar and drums.

The family band played at local Coast venues as well as in Tamworth and Chinchilla.

In 2013, Lynda and Neil moved to Gympie to be closer to their children and their families.

They look forward to playing more gigs in the Gympie region and this month's Gympie Country Music Concert is one of many on their calendar.

All profits from the Gympie Country Music Concert later this month will be donated to the Cedar Pocket Hall.

The concert is under way from 1pm with afternoon tea available.

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