Pete Sands & The Drifters

formerly Blackkiss
with special guest host, Rip Wheeler
and From The Sun
Saturday, July 20, 2019
Facebook Event
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Pete Sands was born and raised on the Navajo-Indian reservation in southern Utah. He began his music career in late 2009. After years of playing in coffee houses, corner stores, bars, and open mics.

In the fall of 2014 he released his debut EP "Dirt Dance Floor" under the name BLACKKISS. The music caught the ears of filmmakers and soon enough BLACKKISS was on the radar. His big break came when fellow musician and soon to be become friend, Whitey Morgan asked him to open his Salt Lake City show in 2016. 

Sands soon entered the film industry in 2017 when he was cast as an actor in the season premiere of the hit television show “Yellowstone” produced by Paramount Studios. The show also ended up including music from Sands as well. Catching the eye and ear of the show’s creator, Taylor Sheridan (writer of Sicario, Hell or High Water, Wind River), soon he began mentoring Sands.

In 2018, Sands was requested to write his first screenplay by a major movie streaming service. He is currently in the process of writing an animated television show centered around a Native American world and he also continued his work on the hit tv show “Yellowstone”, with its second season set to premiere June 19, 2019.  

After years of playing under the name "BLACKKISS, Sands decided to start a new chapter in his life and renamed his band "Pete Sands & the Drifters". The Drifters  are Steven Tabarez on Drums, Chris Aguilar on Lead Guitar, Nate Meredith on Bass, and on/off again steel pedal guitarist Ryan Hawthorne. Armed with a band and a new direction Sands embarked upon recording a new album titled "Thunder Roads" with a slew of new songs, some of which have already been included in some upcoming Hollywood films. An album with songs that range from Honky Tonk to Rock, Bluegrass to Rap, and ends with a huge Rock n Roll banger. The album also features guest spots from Oscar nominated writer/director Taylor Sheridan, world renowned actress Kelsey Asbillie, worldwide model/actress Kahara Hodges and one more special guest that you'll have to wait until the albums release to find out. 

"Pete Sands & the Drifters" will returning to perform at the legendary Salt Lake City, UT live music hot spot "The State Room" on July 20, 2019. This venue has played a huge vital role in helping many musicians showcase their talents as they grow beyond their expectations and Pete Sands is no exception. The State Room helped expose Sands to a wider and broader audience so we are proud to be returning to where it all began. Its gonna a rocking good night of music. So come on out and join in on the revolution. 

Some notable lives shows are opening for John Moreland, Two Car Garage, Matt Woods, Randy Rogers Band, The White Buffalo, HoneyHoney, and their all time favorite Whitey Morgan & the 78's. Pete Sands also works closely with Yelawolf, Shooter Jennings, and Joey Stylez.


Rip Wheeler

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