another band name. They will always be mynxes: wives, parents, and even
hard to believe a grandmother. Three members reside in Montecito, one lives on
a yacht in the Santa Barbara harbor, and another hails from Ventura.
Band practice is held at one member’s sprawling estate high above town.
The studio is tricked-out with state of the art equipment, rare rock memorabilia,
animal print rugs, and a giant painting of Hendrix. Architect-by-day Dawn
Sherry (keyboards and percussion), a self-taught musician, serves cocktails
out of a chic shaker. Dawn declares herself the band’s “MYNXologist” and
everyone laughs. The joker of the group, she
has a ball playing the tambourine, cowbell,
vibraslap, and keyboards.
Make no mistake, MYNX isn’t
messing around. Like women who’ve
gone to college later in life, these
ladies are determined. Laser
focused Stacey Fergusson
(bass guitar and vocals)
studied voice with three
different teachers in order to
improve quickly. She picked up
the bass two years later to play along
with her singing. When Canadian-born
Laurie Deans (lead guitar and backup
vocals) started guitar lessons, she
discovered she could still read music
from playing the recorder as a child.
Donna, Stacey, Vivien, Laurie and Dawn
(Photo: Wendy Jenson)
he band currently called MYNX has mistakenly been called
the MILFs (Mothers I’d Like to…use your imagination
here). It’s an understandable error. MYNX is comprised of
five lovely ladies in their 40s and 50s. Due to a conflict
with name registration, they will soon be known by