The Opening Night concert of the AAMF 2017 Schedule will be on Thursday, 26th October.
Al Ain’s own rock band, Desert Groove, have been confirmed for this first event. DG has been around in one form or another since 2009.
Desert Groove plays a mixture of classic rock, funk and pop. Its current four members bring together a wealth of diverse musical experience from various corners of the globe.
The current line-up includes the talented Lisa Cotturo on vocals. Lisa came to the UAE after signing in a variety of Las Vegas show bands, and her experience and professionalism gave the band a huge boost.
Scott Hawkins on lead guitar hails from Tennessee, and has played semi-professionally in the States in a number of touring bands. Scott is the driving force in the band.
The rhythm section is handled by Hungarian drummer, Zsolt, and Kiwi, David Wallace.
David is the only member of the original 2009 version of Desert Groove. Zsolt joined the band in 2013 and provides the solid back-beat.
“I really love the rock music’, Zsolt says, ‘when I get behind the kit, there’s nothing better for me than bashing out a huge classic rock song.”