Winner of the CV Independent’s Best Local Band for two years running, thisdynamic husband and wife team bring their Chicago sound to the desert.
Veteran bluesman Gary Gand handles the six strings, driving the band, channeling a bit of Freddie King, Eric Clapton and Jeff Beck rolled into one. Keyboardist Joan Gand grooves on classic Hammond B-3 style organ and blues piano with inspiration from Booker T, Ray Charles, and Otis Spann, all while her left hand is laying down the bass.
Throughout this series of 3 concerts, special guests will join the Gand Band including top notch performers from both Chicago and San Diego.
The Gand Band appears in the new film,”My Name is Lopez” – a documentary about 60s celebrity vocalist/actor Trini Lopez. Trini was a frequent guest performer until his death in 2020.
“The Gand Band brings great music from Chicago to Palm Springs” – Desert Sun News
Dubbed the “Queen of Steam” for her soulful vocals and energetic stage presence, Michele Lundeen and her band blend classic roadhouse rhythm & blues, jump swing, Memphis groove, sultry jazz, and funky soul into a satisfying musical stew. She’s shared stages with blues-rock heavies such as John Lee Hooker, Savoy Brown, Elvin Bishop, Tommy Castro, and more.
Michele Lundeen has frequently been nominated Best Blues at the San Diego Music Awards. She and her band also won Blues Lovers United of San Diego’s Regional IBC in 2001, scoring the chance to represent San Diego at IBC in Memphis, TN.
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