Western Fusion is back at The Brookside II, and in a big way.
The combo has returned to the Surprise bar and grill stage at 15170 W. Bell Road, Suite 115, with a number of live gigs.
The guys have no less than nine shows on the June calendar, starting with a 9 p.m. set Wednesday, June 3. More 9 p.m. shows follow June 5 and 6.
Comprised of Brian Childress, Mike Giacalone, Jeff Leece, Rob Ywanauskas and Dave Raheb, the band was formed in the late ’90s by band leader Mr. Childress, whose goals were to have a band that sounded like radio and be composed of some of the best musicians in Arizona. They’ve opened for Blake Shelton and Charlie Daniels.
In the beginning Western Fusion was a traditional country band. According to their Facebook page, they evolved with musicians and so did the music. Today they still play country, including George Strait, Waylon Jennings, Merle Haggard, Keith Urban, Sam Hunt and now has recently evolved with hits from the 70s, 80s and today’s rock with a mix from MAGIC!, Sublime, Bruno Mars, Billy Idol, Def Leppard, and KC and the Sunshine Band.