"The Bandits" was a blues rock band from Liverpool, England.
*"John Bandit" - Vocals
*"Gary Bandit" - Rhythm Guitar
*"Scott Bandit" - Bass Guitar
*"Tony Bandit" - Organ
*"Ritchie Bandit" - Lead Guitar
*"Swee Bandit" - Drums
The band's first release was the Honey Records' 2001 "Beatin Planks" compilation album, which featured 2 songs by The Bandits: "Take It An' Run" and "Free Me Rain." The line up at the time consisted of John, Gary, Scott and Tony, with Neil Crosbe on drums. The band brought in Swee on drums, and throughout 2002 auditioned for a second guitarist. Among those who auditioned was Gareth Spencer, but the band chose Ritchie, who lived in Wallasey at the time.
The Bandits had their own club night, The Bandwagon, which became very popular and launched the professional careers of The Coral, The Zutons, The Hokum Clones, The Stands, Tramp Attack, and, of course, The Bandits. The club night was well known for its wild west posters and stickers, designed by Scott. Bandwagon nights, mostly held at The Zanzibar Club on Seel Street, Liverpool, always sold out, and featured some of the days' most prominent bands, including The Libertines and others...
|music genre||Alternative Rock|
|current members|| John Bandit|