The Acoustic Bandits are a two-piece acoustic band with a big sound. Performing music that spans many genres such as Americana, New Folk, Classic Rock, and Blues, the band uses a variety of instruments to create an interesting musical landscape for each song including music from artists such as Old Crow, Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Steve Earle, Ryan Adams, and Wilco to name a few. Formed by music veterans Andrew Barnes (guitar, resonator, banjo, harmonica, and vocals) and Dan Ouimet (mandolin, bouzouki, kick drum, percussion, harmonica, and vocals), these two seasoned musicians bring their extensive musical background together to bring new life to each and every song.
We've had The Acoustic Bandits perform at The Mill several times, and they are always a crowd-pleaser! People really get into their music, and we're always guaranteed a great night! I'd highly recommend them.
Response from The Acoustic Bandits:
We hired the Acoustic Bandits for an afternoon BBQ we were hosting at our farm. They provided an amazing three hour set list of classic laid back acoustic tunes that meshed well the event we were hosting.
We will definitely be hiring them again for our next event!
Response from The Acoustic Bandits:
Thanks!!! We would love to play your party again, it was tons of fun!!!
I hired the Acoustic Bandits for my company holiday party. We rented out the Trophy Tap & Table bar in downtown Raleigh, and I was looking for an act that would fit in perfectly with the laid-back venue and who could perform music that would be familiar to a wide age range. These guys were fantastic. Great musicians and singers. Perfect variety of music and just an overall pleasure to have at our event.
We hired them to play a retirement party, they were awesome! Small band, big sound, great musicians.
One of the three or four local bands I go out of my way to see when they are playing. An eclectic mix of great covers you don't see other bands playing (OCMS, Steve Earle, Johnny Cash, Eric Clapton, The Devil Makes Three, Trampled by Turtles, Men at Work) by two incredibly talented guys who are playing multiple instruments. They are about as "must see" as you can get in the Wake County, NC area.
These guys are excellent musicians, with a great repertoire. Even after everyone was done dancing, no one wanted them to stop! We highly recommend them.
The Acoustic Bandits did a wonderful job at our party! They played a huge variety of music, entertaining for all ages. Would definitely recommend them.
What to Expect
We arrive on time, typically an hour before gig time to set up and get to know our host and address any setup issues. We run a quick sound check and then get after it for the length of the gig. We will quickly change from song to song, ranging from uptempo to mellow, based on the mood of the crowd. We finish big. The crowd goes crazy. You invite us back.
Two accomplished musicians from different bands have joined forces to create something very unique. After playing together for the first time, they realized they had a very unique sound. Dan's smooth and soulful delivery coupled with Andrew's choral harmonies seemed a perfect fit for a duo. Add in precision mandolin, guitar, and percussion and you have the Acoustic Bandits. You won't be disappointed.
Additional Booking Notes
We only need a small space to perform, typically 8x10. We only need one plug to make it happen.
Past Booked Events
|January 04, 2019 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||Corporate Event|
|July 13, 2018 • 6:30pm - 9:30pm||Retirement Party|
|July 08, 2017 • 8:00pm - 10:00pm||Dinner Party|
|August 12, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||The Mill|
|June 04, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||My Way Tavern|
|May 06, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||The Mill|
|March 18, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Rally Point|
|March 06, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Full Steam Brewery|
|February 27, 2016||Birthday (Adult)|
|February 20, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Bombshell Brewery|
|February 12, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||The Mill|
|November 07, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||My Way Tavern|
|November 06, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Gizmo Brewery|
|October 29, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Holly Springs Concert Series|
|October 02, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||The Mill|
|September 11, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Gizmo Brewery|
|May 29, 2015||Nightclub Event|
|August 02, 2014||Birthday Party|
Here is a sample 3 hour set. We take requests and we constantly change the set.
Alabama High Test (A)
Cocaine Habit (A)
Call Me The Breeze (E)
Drinking In The Morning (E)
After Midnight (G)
Ain’t No Use In Trying (G)
I Shot The Sherif (Em)
Do Wrong Right (C)
Feel Like Making Love (D)
Paint It Black (Em)
Fortunate Son (B)
Whiskey In My Whiskey (B)
Fare Thee Well
Wagon Wheel (G) or (A)
Darlin Commit Me (G)
Dead Flowers (C)
Rock and Roll (A)
Friend Of The Devil (G)
California Stars (G)
James River Blues (F)
When The Levee (C)
You Can’t Always Get (C)
Brain Damage/ Eclipse (D)
Heart Of Gold (G)
Lay Down Sally (G)
Break-Up Song (Am)
Mary’s Kitchen (A)
Old Number 7 (Bm)
Tell It To Me (A)
Mercenary Song (A)
Tulsa Time (G)
Midnight Special (D)
Halfway To Folsom (G)
Fat Bottom Girls (G)
Influences & Inspiration
Old Crow Medicine Show, Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Steve Earle, Townes Van Zandt, Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen, Ryan Adams, and Wilco
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