Band members promise a tight, powerful blend of rock-infused country blues.
Auckland-based Americana and country blues combo The DeSotos will make their first post-lockdown live appearance at the Leigh Sawmill Café on Sunday, December 6.
The band was last in Leigh in September last year. Since then members have been focused on song writing and recording new material for release next year.
The early evening show at Leigh starts at 5.30pm, and will kick off a busy summer gig schedule before the band embarks on a tour to the South Island in March.
Singer and guitarist Paul Gurney says the Sawmill set list will span “gin-soaked acoustic ballads through to Southern country rockers, plus the odd Tom Petty or Neil Young cover in between”.
“This will be a great evening of music,” he says.
When not performing with The DeSotos, Paul is a soloist with the Jubilation Gospel Choir and drummer Mike Burrows performs with ukulele supergroup The Nukes. They are joined in The DeSotos by Stuart McIntyre on bass and vocals, and Ron Stevens on Hammond organ, keyboards and vocals.
Tickets costs $15 plus booking fee in advance from eventfinda.co.nz or $20 on the door. As an added bonus, all presale ticket purchases will receive a free CD copy of The DeSotos’ album Your Highway For Tonight.