The Bandoliers – Leslie


With a healthy dose of bluesy swagger and a nod to their Southern roots, The Bandoliers are making their mark in the rock world. Formed in 2011, the band consists of Rusty Redden, Eric Vines, Hunter Van Houten and John Mark Capers, all talented multi-instrumentalists who cite Queens of the Stone Age and, fellow Nashvillians, The Raconteurs as musical inspirations. In 2015, they beat out over four hundred bands to make the top four in Lightning 100’s Music City Mayhem competition, and are planning a tour in 2016 to support the release of their upcoming third album.

The new album promises to build on their previous efforts, delving into sounds previously unexplored and building on their musical chemistry. Their first release, Prove Yourself, set them apart from the mainstream with eerily tuned-down pianos and distorted gang vocals, firmly establishing the band as creative risk-takers. Currently showcasing music from their sophomore release, Leslie, you can catch them live at clubs in and around Nashville, delivering their signature energy-driven performances to an increasingly devoted following.