Hometown: Palm Springs, CA
The Gand Band is Gary Gand, guitar, Joan Gand, keyboards, Mona McKinney, vocals, Tony Grandberry, vocals, drummers Roger King and Andy Fraga Jr; and all the top notch musicians that blow in off Palm Canyon Drive to play with us. We hail from Chicago originally, and now split our time between Chicago and Palm Springs.
We call it Music for desert hipsters: Retro blues, rock, jazz, and funk, from the 50's - 70's. We promise, nothing newer than 1979...unless its a jam and we work in a little bit of Highway to Hell....
The band has been together for about four years now. We've had a great time playing at clubs, parties and events in Palm Springs including the Modernism Show, the Orbit Inn cocktail parties, museum fundraiser at the Bob Hope house, the Vintage Trailor Awards at the Riviera, and the grand opening of the Grind Burger Bar, and Woody's Burgers and Beer. We are currently playing weekends at the Purple Room at Club Trinidad, 1900 E. Palm Canyon in Palm Springs.