Thu, Jul 01 | Hernando's Hideaway

The Last Bandoleros

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The Last Bandoleros

Time & Location

Jul 01, 2021, 8:00 PM
Hernando's Hideaway, 3210 Old Hernando Rd, Memphis, TN, USA

About the event

The Last Bandoleros mix driving Texas dance-hall beats with sweet

four-part harmony and inviting melodies. The band initially came

together when San Antonio native Jerry Fuentes met Derek James

and invited him to jam with his friends Diego and Emilio Navaira,

sons of Tejano legend, Emilio Navaira (Sr.).

Having toured extensively with Sting, The Mavericks and Dwight

Yoakum, The Last Bandoleros were invited to perform on ABC’s

Good Morning America last summer prompting their album “Live

from Texas” to soar to #6 on the iTunes Country Chart.

[ Link to The Last Bandoleros on Good Morning America: ]

The Last Bandoleros’ musical influences are as varied as the

elements that forge their sound.

“I grew up idolizing Texas legends Dough Sahm and Flaco Jimenez,”

recounts Jerry Fuentes, “and, at the same time, I wanted to learn

every song in the Rock canon including those by The Beatles and

The Eagles.”

“Our dad turned us on to Van Halen and ZZ Top,” says Diego

Navaira. “And, we were obviously surrounded by Tejano music from

birth," adds Emilio Navaira.

Derek James remembers his mother playing show tunes on the

piano at home, “to herself, and whomever was in the house. Then, I

saw Martin Sexton one night at the Knitting Factory, and went back

for the next two nights! That’s what really gave me the fever.”

The Last Bandoleros have sold-out Wolf Trap’s The Barn as

headliners and opened for Canadian chanteuse Feist at Webster Hall

in New York City. They also performed as backing vocalists and

instrumentalists on the Sting’s “57th & 9th’ album backing the rock

icon on The Jimmy Kimmel Show as well. The band was invited to

travel to Hamburg to sing and play on German legend Udo

Lindenberg’ MTV Unplugged special.

[ Link to The Last Bandoleros performing with Sting on The Jimmy

Kimmel Show: ]

Accolades from the press have poured in:

HITS Magazine called The Last Bandoleros’ music “Tex-Mex meets

harmony-rich Beatlesque pop, with a healthy dollop of boy-pop

charisma” adding “the musical verve and joyous energy on display

are irresistible.”

People Magazine included them in their “Ones to Watch” feature

while Entertainment Weekly highlighted them on their “Breaking

Big” list. called their song "Where Do You Go?"

“instantly catchy” while described it as “bright,”

“explosive” and “memorable.”

Country music web site described The Last

Bandoleros’ infectious sound as a “unique mix of British pop,

country-rock and Tejano, plus a healthy dose of Latin flair.”

The Last Bandoleros combine their unique cultural experiences with

top musicianship and a special camaraderie to deliver exuberance

and joy, both essential and contagious.

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