The Notebenders were formed in January of 2014 by Lorri, Ray, and Jim. They performed weekly shows and jam sessions at rented halls and began the search for a venue to call their own.  The historic Tropic Theater in downtown Leesburg was home for the last 4 years, but now  performances are being scheduled at The Living Drama Theater in Eustis and various venues throughout Central Florida.

Lorri Gill

Hailing from South Dakota, this versatile entertainer brings her powerful and unique style to every show. Whether performing as Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, Tammy Wynette, Dolly Parton, or  her many other characters, Lorri puts on a great show.  

The Notebenders

Ray Gantek:


Born and raised in Connecticut, Ray started playing the bass guitar full-time at the age of 14 with his Dad's, and other country bands.  Ray has performed on thousands of radio and TV jingles, movie scores and record albums as well as playing the fiddle, banjo, mandolin and the harmonica.  

Sam Collins:


Rick Aiken:


Bob Battersby:


Lorri Gill
RAy Gantek
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Jim Troxell
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In Memoriam:  Our friends,

bassist- Jim Troxell

drummer- Buddy Davis