Wednesday, July 30, 2008

The Bandits

"And They Walked Away" 2003



















The band's first release was the Honey Records' 2001 "Beatin Planks" compilation album, which featured two 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 Crosbie 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 known for its wild west posters and stickers, designed by Scott. Bandwagon nights, mostly held at The Zanzibar Club on Seel Street, Liverpool, often sold out, and featured some of the days' most prominent bands, including The Libertines and others.

The Bandits signed a record deal with Warners, and released a succession of singles throughout 2002 and 2003, before releasing their only album 'And They Walked Away', after which they broke up.

John Bandit - Vocals
Gary Bandit - Rhythm Guitar
Scott Bandit - Bass Guitar
Tony Bandit - Organ
Ritchie Bandit - Lead Guitar
Swee Bandit - Drums

5 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

the bandits ruled. its a pity that their 2nd cd never saw the light of day. scott is a real nice and and as a dj, he plays the badest tunes around. uptown top ranking!!

07 May, 2009 06:26  
Blogger Ryan said...

Sorry to bother you but have been desperately searching for the Hokum Clones music and your site gave em a mention. I was hoping you could help me. I have ten of the 12 songs I know to be in existence and I ordered the others that appear on a compilation called Beatin Planks An Acoustic Compilation, but the one site that sold it took my money and never filled the order. Do you know of anywhere I can find this CD or the songs Baby Don't and Get Me Thru The Night?

Any help you can give would be great.

10 May, 2010 03:17  
Blogger Lizardson said...

maybe you already tried this site:
http://www.monthlymusic.com/product_detail.php?pID=79

couldn't find others....

10 May, 2010 21:20  
Blogger Lizardson said...

ebay

http://cgi.ebay.com/Mike-Sumner-George-Williams-Hokum-Clones-Bandits-NEW-CD-/310119003344?cmd=ViewItem&pt=UK_CDsDVDs_CDs_CDs_GL&hash=item48348874d0#ht_500wt_1182

10 May, 2010 21:27  
Blogger Ryan said...

Thank you Lizardson. that first site is where I ordered and they never delivered, but I ordered off of eBay. I hope I have better luck this time.

12 May, 2010 09:02  

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