About Us

IF YOU LIKE... 
Motown, 60s Psychedelic, Spy Music, Chicago Blues, Ultra Lounge, you will LOVE the Gand Band! 
If Ray Charles jammed with Cream, it might almost come close….

What people are saying about the Gand Band:

  • "The Gand Band is a Rock 'n' Soul jukebox that will have you Dancin in the Streets!"  
     - Palm Springs Pride Fest 
  • "Comfort Food for your ears...one of our best parties ever" - Smoke Tree Ranch 
  • "The Gand Band's nightly music deftly bridges the gap between then and now"  
     -Mike Mettler, Palm Springs Life 
  • "The Gand Band brings great music from Chicago to Palm Springs" - Desert Sun News 
  • "The Gand Band brought us back to the 1960s with some jazz, rock and rebellion" 
    - Trip Advisor

The Gand Band is:  Gary Gand, guitar   Joan Gand, keyboards/bass   Dion Khan, vocals
Drummers: Larry Mitchell/Sal Frisaura/Craig Chesnut  


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 Eric Clapton, Freddie King and Jeff Beck rolled into one.  Keyboardist Joan Gand, grooves on classic Hammond B-3 style organ and bluesy piano with inspiration from Booker T. Jones, Jimmy Smith, and Ramsey Lewis, all while her left hand is laying down the bass.  Vocalist Dion Khan, winner of the Palm Springs Voice contest, adds his soulful energy, powerful voice, and sense of fun to the band.  

The Gand Band is known for their philanthropy and fund-raising efforts with their "concerts for a cause."  We have worked with AIDS Assistance Program, Palm Springs Animal Shelter, Well in the Desert, FIND Food Bank, Palm Springs High School Arts Institute, and many other organizations to plan successful fundraisers. 

Throughout the season, special guests will join the Gand Band - watch for special shows as they are announced. Blues divas from Chicago, saxophonists John Bolivar, Chase Huna and Shelley Yoelin. Musical icon and local resident Trini Lopez is a Gand Band fan, and joins the fun. Theme shows include Motown, Spy Music, Tiki Chic, Bossa Nova, Mambo Italiano and more – you’ll never see the same show twice with the Gand Band!

 

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