The Barnyard Bangers

This Americana group is comprised of some heavyweight NZ Music Talent – all are from other groups and songwriting careers. They recently came together for a Creative New Zealand Project. The Barnyard Bangers are Gavin Dowling on Banjo; Krissy Jackson on fiddle; Cat Tunks – songwriter/Vocalist; multi-instrumentalist/guitarist and percussion player Mike Barker from ‘Swamp Thing’; and NZ’s iconic Kara Gordon on cigar box guitar.

The Bangers play songs written by Cat and arranged in a fun Country-Bluegrass style. See some of their work here: and you can learn more about Cat Tunks at


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