Popular tribute band throws one hell of a ‘Petty Party’Argus Courier | May 10, 2018
Since 2003, when lead vocalist and guitarist Dan Durkin and bassist/vocalist Django Bayless first indulged their obsession with all things Petty, the band has rocked up to 55 shows a year, while spotlighting some of the best players on the North Bay club scene. Petty’s passing has not dampened fans enthusiasm for what Petty Theft brings. In the past year alone, the road has carried the band to Portland, Seattle, Denver and Salt Lake City, as well as numerous other cities throughout the West.
BEST COVER BAND – For more than a decade, San Francisco’s Petty Theft, Marin’s Best Cover Band, has been runnin’ down the dream of embodying one of American music’s most iconic bands, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.Pacific Sun | April 25, 2018
For more than a decade, San Francisco’s Petty Theft, Marin’s Best Cover Band, has been runnin’ down the dream of embodying one of American music’s most iconic bands, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. This tribute act started learning to fly way back in 2003, and over the years they’ve gone into the great wide open with live performances all over the West Coast.
Made up of veteran musicians like lead singer and guitarist Dan Durkin, who also founded Marin County bands Frontline and East of Eden, and bassist Django Bayless of late ’80s Marin bands like Sapphire, Petty Theft is a favorite for all—from the musical refugee to the American girl.
Though the world lost Tom Petty last year, Petty Theft has not had a change of heart about playing his music, and they won’t back down from representing the songwriter. The band has several shows in the Bay Area coming in May.—C.S.