GINA COLEMAN: LEAD VOCALIST, CIGAR BOX GUITAR, PERCUSSIONIST

 

 

 

 

Gina is a graduate of Williams College.  She began singing in 1990 on a dare by her co-workers and hasn’t turned back since.  She began performing in a duet, The Siblings.  Gina shortly started her own duet, Cole-Connection, which blossomed to a five-piece band that allowed her to showcase some of her original music.  Gina has performed in the Williamstown Theater Festival as the lead gospel singer in “A Raisin in the Sun.” She also made several appearances at NYC’s famed Bitter End.  Misty Blues was a featured group at Mass MoCa’s blues festival.  Gina and the band have had the pleasure of performing with Charles Neville from the legendary Neville Brothers at several venues in Western, MA and opening for blues staples ... Tab Benoit, John Primer, Albert Cummings and Michel Powers.  Musical influences include Janis Joplin, Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday, and Tuck & Patti.

Gina's oldest son, Diego Mongue, is the drummer/founder of the youth blues band Born IV Blues.