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THE BIGTOWN BANDITS are a seven-piece big band from "motorcity" Stuttgart which has entirely devoted itself to the vintage sounds of the 1940s, 50s and 60s. The BIGTOWNERS have been heavily influenced by the music of artists such as Wynonie Harris, Little Richard or Nick Curran – thus, the group's repertoire ranges from Jump Blues and Roots-Rock'n'Roll to early Soul and brass-imbued Swing.
Despite their "old school" character, the BANDITS' tunes never sound too old-fashioned but fresh due to some hard-rockin' guitars and powerful lead vocals. The combo consists of some highly talented virtuosos from the circles of Stuttgart's State University of Music who show off their skills with unrestrained enthusiasm when performing live. The band's fabulous horn section and pulsating piano, its polyphonic vocals and slappin' upright bass has so far made even the most reluctant crowd jive!
The classy outer appearance of THE BIGTOWN BANDITS corresponds with their vintage musical oeuvre: Gabardine, ties, hats and suspenders evoke that distinctive hepcat extravaganza of Chicago's past times and make these fellows look real genteel.

Die BIGTOWN BANDITS sind eine siebenköpfige Big-Band aus "Motorcity" Stuttgart, die sich mit Leib und Seele dem Vintage-Sound der 1940er, 50er und 60er Jahre verschrieben hat. Die Bigtowners sind durch die Musik von Künstlern wie Wynonie Harris, Little Richard oder Nick Curran beeinflusst und das Repertoire erstreckt sich von Jump Blues und Roots-Rock’n’Roll über frühesten Soul bis hin zu bläserstarkem Swing.
Entgegen aller "Old School"-Anleihen kommt der Bandits-Sound niemals altbacken daher, sondern klingt dank fetziger Gitarren und energiegeladenem Gesang stets zeitgemäß und frisch. Die Gang ist mit namhaften Virtuosen aus dem Dunstkreis der Stuttgarter Musikhochschule bespickt, die ihre Skills voller Hingabe ins Publikum schmettern – die leidenschaftlichen Bläsersätze und das pulsierende Piano, der mehrstimmige Gesang und die schmatzenden Kontrabass-Klänge versetzten bislang noch jedes noch so zurückhaltende Tanzbein in Verzückung!
Das elegante äußere Erscheinungsbild der BIGTOWN BANDITS geht einher mit ihrem delikaten Retro-Oeuvre: Gabardine, Hut, Hosenträger und Schlips beschwören die glamouröse Extravaganz eines Downtown Chicago aus vergangenen Zeiten und machen diese Männer nicht nur musikalisch zu verwegenen Hepcats.


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Upcoming shows

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Media

Videos

THE BIGTOWN BANDITS - Official Trailer **Live at Goldmark's 23/04/2016**
THE BIGTOWN BANDITS live @ "Hutball" Dresden 18/03/2017
THE BIGTOWN BANDITS - Bandit Boogie **TV Broadcast**
THE BIGTOWN BANDITS - Don't Jive Me, Baby **TV Broadcast**
THE BIGTOWN BANDITS - Detroit City **TV Broadcast**
THE BIGTOWN BANDITS live @ KSK Music Open 28/07/2018

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Foto: Max Patzig (www.maxpatzig.de)

Press

  • Waiblinger Lehrer mit "Bigtown Bandits" im Fernsehen

    Published on 9th May, 2018
    in Fellbacher Zeitung.
    Article written by Redaktion
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  • Zwischen Unterricht und Rock'n'Roll

    Published on 8th Jun, 2018
    in Waiblinger Kreiszeitung.
    Article written by Sebastian Striebich
    Read article (pdf, 248 KB)

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teaser_image_Don Attilio Don Attilio – Vocals
teaser_image_Philipp Tress Philipp – Guitar
teaser_image_Tobias Bodensiek Tobi – Upright Bass
teaser_image_Magnus Mehl Magnus – Saxophone
teaser_image_Claus Löhr Claus – Trumpet
teaser_image_Steffen Fritz Gigi – Drums
teaser_image_Peter-Philipp Röhm Pete – Keys
Don Attilio – Vocals
Philipp Tress – Guitar
Tobias Bodensiek – Upright Bass
Magnus Mehl – Saxophone
Claus Löhr – Trumpet
Steffen Fritz – Drums
Peter-Philipp Röhm – Keys
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Merch

For all you Bandits’ afficionados we make merchandise material available from time to time. Highly desirable, strictly limited, bargain prices – what a steal! Better get it now before it’s gone forever. Drop us a note with your order and we’ll arrange the deal: info@bigtown-bandits.de

merch_image_Bigtown Logo Ladies' Tee
Bigtown Logo Ladies' Tee
Ladies’ fit – sizes XS / S / M
19,99 EUR
merch_image_Bigtown Logo Men's Tee
Bigtown Logo Men's Tee
Gentlemens’ fit - sizes M / L / XL
19,99 EUR

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