Western Fusion Band
Western Fusion was formed in the late 90’s by band leader Brian Childress. Brian’s goals were to have a band that sounded like radio and be composed of some of the best musicians Arizona has to offer.. In the beginning Western Fusion was a traditional country band. As the band evolved with musicians, so did the music. Today the standard five piece band still plays country including George Strait, Waylon Jennings, Merle Haggard, Keith Urban, Sam Hunt and now has recently evolved with hits from the 70’s, 80’s and today’s rock including a mix from MAGIC!, Sublime, Bruno Mars, Billy Idol, Def Leppard, and KC and the Sunshine Band. Western Fusion is known for having special guests like local female vocalist Dierdre Evans, Steel Guitarist John Rickard and Fiddle, Banjo, & Mandolin player Michael Rolland. With these additions Western Fusion adds hits from Carrie Underwood, Pat Benatar, and Gretchen Wilson.
Western Fusion has been on the local scene for almost 20 years and has enjoyed playing various venues throughout the state. The band has opened for National Acts such as: Blake Shelton and Mark Wills at Graham Central Station (formerly Rockin’ Rodeo). They were also the opening act for Charlie Daniels at Cliff Castle Casino.