With live music starting to return to West Valley spots little by little, AZ Playbacks are among the local bands back on stage.
The combo performs oldies, rhythm and blues, blues and more in their sets. They have gigs coming up 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29 at Paulie's Little Bite of Italy, 15456 N. 99th Ave., Sun City; and 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12 and again Wednesday, Sept 23 at Sunset Bistro at the Lakes, 19260 N. Westbrook Parkway. Reservations required at Sunset Bistro by calling 623-566-1132.
“The boys,” as they call themselves while opting to keep their last names private, are all based in Sun City, Peoria and Phoenix, and play those towns plus Surprise regularly.
Their live sets include many artists, from Jerry Lee Lewis and Wilson Pickett to the Temptations, Jimmy Buffett, Buddy Guy, The Bee Gees and Frank Sinatra.