Jeff McLaughlin

Jeffrey McLaughlin AKA Dr Flouride, came to the NT in 2005 as an entertainer / gardener at Renner Springs. After 5 months Jeff purchased a mobile Pro-tools Recording rig & in November 2005 he walked into Barkly Regional Arts to do a 2-day recording workshop. It turned into a 15 year association with the Barkly. As maverick producer, engineer, multi-instrumentalist and music facilitator, he was the driving force behind the inception of the Winanjjikari Music Centre in Tennant Creek. He has worked with bands such as The Tjupi Band, Sammy Butcher, The Sandridge Band, The Tableland Drifters, Iwantja, Tjungu, Rayella and Lester Peterson. Jeffrey also writes and performs own music brought through his persona Dr Flouride. Jeffrey was a Councillor on Barkly Regional Council from 2017 before being appointed as Mayor in 2020. In 2021 he was re-elected by popular vote to continue his great work as Mayor of The Barkly Regional Council. Jeff brings a wealth of fun and awesomeness to the Music NT Board.