Vale Neddy Sutherland

Ned Sutherland with his prizewinning art. Photo Jeff Dawson

The extraordinarily gifted jazz guitarist Ned Sutherland died last week, and his memorial was held in Bangalow on Friday.

Ned moved up from Sydney after a successful musical career, which included playing in the Channel Nine band on Ray Martin’s Midday Show.

Settling in Eureka to start a Macadamia farm, Ned was also a sideman for Jo Jo Smith’s Hip Pocket.

His two sons, Michael and Dean, formed the acid hip-hop funk band Skunkhour.

Ned is pictured with his art, which he turned to later in life. 

One response to “Vale Neddy Sutherland”

  1. Stan Scanlon says:

    Ned was a wonderful, caring individual and great musician who I had the privilege of knowing and jaming with during his later years.
    We shared special times together and will be sadly missed.
    Onward voyager.

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