The Gand Band, featuring Gary and Joan Gand from Chicago, has been packing them into the all new, revived Purple Room throughout the 2013/14 season. The Gand Band performs at the Purple Room in Palm Springs every Friday and Saturday from 9 p.m. – midnight. They will be finishing out the season through the end of May. Along with Gary Gand on guitar, Joan Gand on keyboards, the band includes Tony Grandberry on vocals, John Bolivar on saxophone, and Roger King on drums. The music is a cocktail mix of 50’s and 60s gritty Memphis and Motown soul, swingin’ British hits and blues, and finger snappin organ jazz. There’s nothing like it in the Coahella Valley.

The Gand Band is doing an encore performance on Friday, April 18 of their special event, “Shaken Not Stirred,” a tribute to the spy music of James Bond, featuring additional guest vocalist Trina Parks (former Bond girl).