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The Gand Band with Special Guest Brigitte Purdy
April 5, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm$18.00 - $55.00
Winner of the L.A. Critics Award for Best Female Blues Artist, Brigitte Purdy is a multi-faceted singer, songwriter, and radio personality. As if that wasn’t enough, she has also been a backup singer with The Who and Paul Rogers.
“As a singer, Brigitte Purdy is a hidden gem. Her depth of expressivity and emotiveness, together with her rich, compelling, and soulful tone, and her flawless technical prowess, make Brigitte Purdy a world-class lead vocalist of legendary potential.” – Frank Simes, musical director for The Who.
She is also the host of a West Coast blues radio program “Ms. Purdy’s Traveling Blues Show” and a celebrity interview podcast, “Purdy Amazing People.”
Winner of the CV Independent’s Best Local Band for three years running, this dynamic 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