Wednesday, 12 September 2012

MUSIC FROM DOWNUNDER


The DeSotos
 From Auckland, New Zealand

The DeSotos are a four piece band based in Auckland, New Zealand: Paul Gurney - guitar & lead vocals; Stuart McIntyre - bass & vocals; Ron Stevens - Hammond organ, keyboards, acoustic guitar & vocals and Michael Burrows - drums & vocals. 

The DeSotos have cemented their place as New Zealand's leading exponents of the Americana / country blues genres following the release of two albums that have been universally embraced by the critics. 2008's “Cross Your Heart” was voted Manu Taylor's no 1 New Zealand album of the year, and the brand new “Your Highway For Tonight” is receiving glowing 4 star reviews nationally. 

Both albums have supplied the theme and continuity music to the TVNZ South and North series presented by Marcus Lush. And their live show steps it up a notch further – four part harmonies, rootsy Gretsch guitar, Hammond organ with Leslie, and a rock solid rhythm section make for a tight and dynamic live sound that is as exciting as it is unique.

Listen to them here: The DeSotos