City Limits Band

Larry De Montegre: Drums | Les Allen: Guitar (electric), Vocals | Bobby C: Bass guitar, Vocals | Ted Stern: Fiddle, Guitar (acoustic)

Genre: Blues & Soul, Country, Rockabilly

Sound description: Sounds like Dwight Yoakam, Mavericks, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and ZZ Top.

RIYL: The Outlaws, the Beatles, Dwight Yoakam, the Allman Brothers, Hank Williams II, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Eddie Rabbit, Mavericks, Keith Urban, Jimmy Buffet, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Alan Jackson, Cream, the Eagles, Garth Brooks, Stevie Ray Vaughn, George Strait, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Steve Earle, Little Texas, ZZ Top, Buddy Holly, Brooks and Dunn, Merle Haggard, Tim McGraw, Lonestar

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Inception: Escondido, 2000

Ex-Band Members: Will Nauman, Keyboards, Vocals Jim Manning, Drums, Vocals Chuck Poche, Bass guitar Mike Kadis, Bass guitar, Vocals Danielle Tucker, Vocals Tim Garcia, Bass guitar, Vocals Brad Kirkbride, Drums

Current Status: Performing weekly throughout San Diego and Riverside.

Influences: Dwight Yoakam, the Eagles, Garth Brooks, Brooks and Dunn, Travis Tritt, Alan Jackson, Allman Brothers, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Hank Williams II, Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison, Johnny Cash


The City Limits Band is a country group founded in 2001 by North County singer/songwriter Les Allen in 2001. Primarily a country rock band, they play a variety of top 40 country, rock, blues, pop, and surf.

In 2008 City Limits performed over 100 club, private party, and corporate event dates. They were chosen as opening act for AJ Croce at the Festival of Sail 2008, and were also featured on KSON 97.3FM 92.1FM’s Hometown Handshake Tour twice.

As of 2010, the band also backs up local Elvis impersonator James Kruk. “He’s been promoting us as California's best Vegas Era Elvis Tribute Show,” says Les Allen. “We’ve been gaining much momentum with every concert...we were featured on KUSI in the morning, and interviewed by Chrissy Russo for our Viejas Big Country Showdown Competition.”


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