The Barefoot Bandit are a highly energetic new wave reggae/dub band based in Devon UK. Their sound mixes catchy melodies and exciting rhythms with a combination of modern roots reggae with deep dark dub whilst exploring psychedelic influences.
Building a strong and loyal fan base over the last couple of years, TBB have played countless shows up and down the country including headlining small stages at Glastonbury Festival, Love Summer and numerous small festivals. They’ve recently been seen performing at BoomTown Fair, KAYA Festival, Skamouth and Jurassic Fields to name a few, plus main stage appearances at One Love Festival, Glass Butter Beach, Wonderfields and Reggae Garden.
The Barefoot Bandit are rapidly developing a deserved reputation for their dynamic live show, guaranteeing a dance floor full of satisfied skankers. Having reache
d #4 in the iTunes reggae charts with their first release, ‘Call Me A Liar’ EP and selling out the release show, the band endured a successful debut tour of Ireland. This was followed by a very busy festival season of 2017 and the release of their second EP, ‘Hard Life’ which has received national airplay from the likes of David Rodigan MBE on BBC Radio One Extra. The Bandit has had the pleasure of supporting renowned artists such as Dreadzone, Katchafire, Lee Scratch Perry, Gentleman’s Dub Club, Horace Panter & Lynval Golding (The Specials) and Bad Manners to name but a few!
“New and fresh Brit Reggae” David Rodigan – BBC Radio 1xtra//BBC Radio 2
“I love these guys!” Dennis Bovell – SOHO Radio//Matumbi
“Up there with the best Reggae/dub bands in the area. I’m a big fan of The Barefoot Bandit. Definitely one of our finest exports in terms of their success. Recognised by the most important people in their genre of music” James Santer – BBC Introducing//BBC Radio 2
“Not a song passed when the dance floor wasn’t packed. I could not highly recommend them enough for the energy and enthusiasm” Molly Povey – Music Muso