Big Dez (FRA)
This Austin, Texas-style Franco/American, 5-piece blues band, led by blistering guitarist, Phil Fernandez, have been performing together in France, Netherlands, Belgium, Spain and the USA for 10 years and have recorded two CD’s in Austin, Texas — Sail on Blues in 2003, and Night After Night in 2004 to great critical acclaim.
The band started in 1996 in Paris and remains a 5 piece band with Phil Fernandez (guitar & vocal), Bala Pradal (organ & piano), Marco Schaeller (harmonica), Lamine Guerfi (bass), Stephane Minana (drums). Phil Fernandez took several trips to the U.S helping him create a very unique style. Icy guitar licks with a smooth, yet powerful voice. Phil learned how to play the play the Blues during a multitude of jam sessions with such players as Luther Allison, Billy.