Dezzie D and The Stingrayz
What is the perfect recipe for a Rockin' good night?
Add a whole lot of Blues, some Jump, Touch of Swing, Splash of Country, Pinch of Jazz and a dollop of Rockabilly then shake it up with some fine rhythms and you get the idea of the sounds created by the Stingrayz.
Genre: Rhythm & Blues 40's and 50's
The formation of Dezzie D and The Stingrayz has brought together some of the finest Rhythm & Blues musicians in Brisbane.
Hailing from the Gold Coast and Brisbane, fronted by lead vocalist Dezzie D, these guys have become the must see act for high quality and entertaining live music. They have quickly become one of the regular favourites in establishment and festivals throughout South East Queensland and perform their unique style of 40's & 50's Rhythm & Blues to appreciative audiences.
This professional 5 piece band including Sax, provides a thrilling experience which will guarantee a journey of pure bliss as they take you back to the 40's and 50's era of class, sass and provocative tunes that have shaped the music industry.
Desley Done - Lead Vocal
Dez has a big smile, a big personality, a big voice and has a great vibe on stage. Dez delivers her repertoire with sass and energy and really loves imparting her love for the music and sharing her passion with the audience. She draws her inspiration from such artists as Etta James, Koko Taylor, Ruth Brown, Little Willie John and many other artists from the 1930's, 1940's and 1950's
Mike Frost - Lead Guitar / Vocal
As well as playing many of SE Qld's major blues festivals, Mike Frost has found a dedicated audience in New Zealand, with two extensive regional tours followed by three consecutive appearances at the annual Queenstown Jazzfest.
Grant Watson - Bass Guitar
Greg Baikaloff - Percussion
Since then Greg has been on a life-long quest to go directly to the source, to find the real blues - raw, unpolished, passionate, expressive - and to try to reproduce authentic rhythms, true to the cause.
Shaun Ballagh - Saxophone / Vocal / Flute
From 2001-2004 Shaun studied a Bachelor of Music (Jazz) under the tuition of Tony Hobbs and studied his degree at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music. He has had experience working in shows, recording studios and Blues bands. Throughout his musical career he has been influenced by artists as contrasting as Charlie Parker, B.B King, Stevie Ray Vaughan and David Sanborn which has contributed to Shauns diversity as a musician.
Genre: Rhythm & Blues 40s and 50's
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