Cortez & the Killers

Cortez & the Killers

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We create music that tells a story with a message to take with you.

Biography

I can describe for you the very moment that I wanted to be a musician. I was watching TV late one night & I came across a re-run of Austin City Limits. On the stage there was this band with a skinny white guy playing a beat up guitar wearing the most rediculous outfit I have ever seen. then he started to play his guitar. I sat in awe of this man & from that moment on I was hooked. That mans name was Stevie Ray Vaughan & his band Double Trouble.

These days most local bands are cover bands making a living playing other peoples music. Which is fine, but for me I wanted to see if I could write my own songs. All I had to do was sit down & think about my own life & use that as a starting point. I also use experiences that friends have had as well for my songs or things that, at the time, I could not find the words to say. It would seem to me that if you had a story to tell with a message that it would be well received in these troubling times. So much of what is out there now is crap anyway. Hopefully the singer songwriter is making a comeback.

Discography

Currently we have an EP titled "Songs From A Gas Station" as our featured music offering.

Set List

Our set list is approximately 50 songs. Five of which are originals. We will be working in more as we progress until we no longer need cover songs to fill the night in.

Our sets are 40 to 45 minutes long & we usually play three sets but we have been known to play four.