The Bandees; featuring vocalists, multi-instrumentalists, Stephen and Patricia Ann Dees; are a duo that displays both versatility and virtuosity with a wide-ranging yet distinctive sound. With the amazing Alberto Cruz on drums; this Indie, Power-Pop, Alt. Rock band manage to create the most monstrously delicious slabs of music out of a myriad of influences.
Bandees founder, Stephen Dees has toured/recorded with many diverse acts, including Todd Rundgren, Hall & Oates, Tony Carey, Victor Wainwright, Noble “Thin Man” Watts and Novo Combo, co-founded by Dees and Santana drummer Michael Shrieve. Novo Combo released two critically acclaimed Polygram Albums, the self titled "Novo Combo" and "Animation Generation", featuring the Dees penned hits, Up Periscope [Billboard Top rock tracks], Animation Generation [Top 5 MTV video] and City Bound (E-Train) [Billboard Top rock tracks] a song co-written with renowned tunesmith Desmond Child.
In 1998, Stephen decided it was time to start the band he’d always dreamed of; with the ability to play any style of music and make it their own.
Patricia Ann Dees’ classical background and beautiful voice; made her the ideal partner to realize this goal. On vocals, flute, oboe, saxophone, harmonica, bass and keyboard; Stephen refers to Patricia as the “Brian Jones” of the group, with the ability to pick up just about any instrument to add that special touch.
With Stephen’s charismatic vocals, guitar, bass, keyboard, percussion and seemingly endless prolific song writing ability; the twosome have been the core and creative force behind the Bandees 5 CD’s.
Alberto Cruz, a dynamically
creative drummer; joins the Bandees as a collaborating
With the Bandees latest CD “Sonic Kitchen” they continue to serve up their own unique brand of tasty sonic treats. Bon Appetit’…