Formed in 2013, this rhythm and blues outfit has been performing nonstop to audiences throughout South East Queensland. Resurrecting authentic arrangements from the 40s and 50s Americana, jump, swing, and rhythm and blues, Dezzie D and the Stingrayz draw their influences from artists such as Ruth Brown, Ann Cole, Etta James, performing renditions of music which encapsulates the swingin' good times that has truly shaped the music industry.
Renown for their tight rhythm and grooves, dynamic vocal (Dezzie D) and hard hitting Sax hooks (Andrew Saragossi). Dezzie D and the Stingrayz have become undoubtedly one of Brisbane's leading bands in Resurrected Rhythm & Blues and their exciting 5 and 7 piece line up is certainly a showcase not to be missed LIVE. The recent CD debut 'CRANKED' is currently being played on the airwaves to great reviews (Local/International) and is available through most digital download sites and at our performances.
These guys hit the stage hard and are blowing audiences away with their upbeat resurrected rhythm and blues showcase that will have the crowds jumping. With the recent introduction of the full horn section, this has pushed the band to a whole new level. Their onstage presence, energy, passion and power-house performances will have you jumping out of your skin and transporting you back to "the era of rhythm and blues".
With festival appearances at:
Blues on Broadbeach 2014/15
Jumpers and Jazz Festival Warwick 2015/16/17
Woodford Folk Festival 2015
Rods & Rockabilly Brisbane and Gold Coast 2015/16
Mitchell Creek Rock n Blues 2014
Redlands Bayside Blues Festival 2014/16
Cooly Rocks Nostalgia Festival Cooloongatta 2016
Broadbeach Jazz Festival 2016
Village Blues Stomp 2016
Wynnum Manly Jazz Festival 2016
Tweed ROCKS ON Nostalgia Festival 2017
Cully Festival Toowoomba 2017
Get ready, it's time to jump, jive and wail.....
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Download 'CRANKED' here
Really is a magnificent sound, a perfect regression to the best years of the Jump Blues - Rhythm Blues and those jazz halls.
RTR Radio Spain EU
Sounds great! Good radio potential
KPSX POWER XR RADIO San Diago USA
The rhythm section keeps the whole album tight and allows some free-wheeling solos.
The record gives a hint of what to expect from a live performance and live performances are where this band excels.
Put on your dancing shoes and get along to a live performance -- you will not be disappointed.!!!!!!!!!!!