Wedding Band Hertfordshire -Bandit - Bio

Based in Hertfordshire and formed by childhood friends, the band came to be out of a passion-fueled desire to entertain, perform and show off! Four years down the line and we're all experienced, professional musicians earning a living in the entertainment industry.

We may be a fairly new band, but in the four years we've been performing together we've been busy. Bandit have played countless weddings, corporate events and private parties building a strong reputation in the South-East and UK wide. 

Some of the many venues we have played at include:

Aldwickbury Golf Club, Harpenden
Aubery Park Hotel, Hemel Hempstead
Boxmoor Cricket Club, Hemel Hempstead
Boxmoor Town Hall, Hemel Hempstead
Campbell Park, Milton Keynes
De Vere Hotel, Greenwich
Edgbaston Stadium, Birmingham
Hazelmere Golf Club, High Wycombe
Hilton Hotel, Watford
Indigo O2, Greenwich
Luton Hoo Hotel, Luton
Kimpton Memorial Hall, Kimpton
Milton Keynes Stadium, Milton Keynes
Park Inn Hotel, Bedford
RAF Command, High Wycombe
Rhodes House, Oxford
Shepperton Studios, Middlesex
The Corn Exchange, Bedford
The Kingscote Barn, Tetbury
The Mantra Centre, Gloustershire
Wellington Barracks, St James, London

 

Band Member Bios

Dave Bandit Wedding Band


Dave - Lead Vocals
 & Rhythm Guitar

Music has been my passion since I first picked up a guitar aged 7 so I always do my utmost to communicate this passion in every performance I give. I first started playing at weddings and private functions with my dad’s band when I was 16 and I’ve loved it every since! I count myself very lucky to be the front man for Bandit as the other guys are incredibly solid musicians so I feel really confident knowing they’re behind me. Over the years I’ve backed artists signed to Universal and Sony, playing at a wide range of prestigious venues across the country. I’m also currently involved in a number of exciting creative projects, playing bass guitar for a jazz fusion trio, guitar for a 7 piece jazz ensemble, lead guitar for a progressive rock band as well as composing my own music as a solo singer-songwriter.

www.davematthewshannon.com

Craig Bandit Wedding Band Craig - Lead Guitar & Backing Vocals

As the founding member of Bandit I take a lot of pride in what we do. Putting on my rock ‘n’ roll function guitarist hat and playing with the guys up and down the country is something I love doing! Since graduating from the prestigious Guitar Institute I’ve honed my craft and this is something I really enjoy bringing to the band. It allows me to be more creative and free with what I play whilst pinning down and nailing those killer guitar parts! As well as being the guitarist for Bandit I have a busy teaching practice in Hertfordshire and I regularly perform with popular original acts including Indie/Rock band ‘The Duvets’, and country act ‘The Sonny Walters Band’.

www.craigwattsmusic.com

Dan Bandit Wedding Band Dan - Bass Guitar & Backing Vocals

As a member of the rhythm section for Bandit I enjoy laying down the groove with Adam. My playing has a strong focus on rhythm and I enjoy helping to get everyone on the dance floor. I studied at Paul McCartney’s Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts and now play with a number of pop and jazz function bands. Recently I have been touring the UK with a Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons tribute show. I also play double bass and enjoy working regularly in musical theatre pits.

www.dangilesmusic.co.uk

Adam Bandit Wedding Band Adam - Drums

Being the drummer of Bandit has given me the opportunity to travel around the country and to be a part of so many great events. Even from all the way at the back of the stage I really enjoy seeing a full dance floor and I love to see crowds having such a great time to the music we play. I feel right at home performing our high-energy, hit after hit set list and even after several years of experience gigging with Bandit, I still enjoy every note! Currently studying at London’s Institute of Contemporary Music Performance, I work everyday on my playing, ensuring that I have a wide knowledge of styles and techniques, enabling me to perform at the high standards that Bandit have always set.

www.adamedgeworthmusic.com