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The Last Bandoleros say touring with Sting is like going to school with the 'coolest teacher'

  • The Last Bandoleros say touring with Sting is like going to school with the 'coolest teacher'

    The Last Bandoleros brought their unique harmony-rich, high energy Tex-Mex country rock to Nashville’s Municipal Auditorium Tuesday night. The group, who is signed to Warner Music Nashville, is on tour with Sting.

    On their tour bus before the show, the men laughed that their relationship with Sting is give and take. He borrows their accordion player. And they get to learn from watching the "Roxanne" singer on a nightly basis.

    They explain touring with Sting is “like going to school with the coolest teacher.”

    “We’re inspired by him every day,” said bass player Diego Navaira. “We learn from him every day.”

    “I think the Sting tour is a platform for our music to be introduced all across the world, which isn’t an opportunity baby bands get, especially not under the guidance of a superstar like Sting,” explained singer/guitarist Derek James. “It’s been incredible to play our music to thousands of new potential fans each night.”

    Singer/guitarist Jerry Fuentes said that working with Sting pushed the band harder than members would push themselves.

    “Seeing the way he runs his band, his personal time, how professional he is, I think that has rubbed off on us,” Fuentes said. “We’re like, ‘Guys, we need to get together and rehearse.’”

    As far as how The Last Bandoleros have impacted Sting, Fuentes laughed and said, “I like to think he has maybe a couple of extra drinks after the show with us.”
    “I’d like to think we’re bringing a youthful spirit on the road with him,” he explained.

    The Last Bandoleros EP is available now. The group hopes to complete a full-length project this year.

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on March 14, 2017 - 1:14pm

The Last Bandoleros brought their unique harmony-rich, high energy Tex-Mex country rock to Nashville’s Municipal Auditorium Tuesday night. The group, who is signed to Warner Music Nashville, is on tour with Sting.

On their tour bus before the show, the men laughed that their relationship with Sting is give and take. He borrows their accordion player. And they get to learn from watching the "Roxanne" singer on a nightly basis.

They explain touring with Sting is “like going to school with the coolest teacher.”

“We’re inspired by him every day,” said bass player Diego Navaira. “We learn from him every day.”

“I think the Sting tour is a platform for our music to be introduced all across the world, which isn’t an opportunity baby bands get, especially not under the guidance of a superstar like Sting,” explained singer/guitarist Derek James. “It’s been incredible to play our music to thousands of new potential fans each night.”

Singer/guitarist Jerry Fuentes said that working with Sting pushed the band harder than members would push themselves.

“Seeing the way he runs his band, his personal time, how professional he is, I think that has rubbed off on us,” Fuentes said. “We’re like, ‘Guys, we need to get together and rehearse.’”

As far as how The Last Bandoleros have impacted Sting, Fuentes laughed and said, “I like to think he has maybe a couple of extra drinks after the show with us.”
“I’d like to think we’re bringing a youthful spirit on the road with him,” he explained.

The Last Bandoleros EP is available now. The group hopes to complete a full-length project this year.

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