Founded in 2017, Bandwich has cooked up a vast menu of original music, spanning from Afro-Cuban inspired compositions to electronic jazz-hop. Over the main-course of two years, this mix of Maine musicians have traveled the lands of the northeast, performing at various clubs, venues and festivals year round. One of the hardest working acts in the scene, Bandwich cooks up jams that leave you hungry for more. Their talent and work ethic are getting noticed and they are continuously cultivating an ever-growing fanbase, and for good reason.
Bandwich has been busy. In the summer of 2018, Bandwich began recording their two studio projects in the shadows of Maine’s mighty Mt. Katahdin, among some of the states most vast wilderness regions. After spending a few days in the studio, they recorded their debut album, Escape on the Wind. They were in the zone, feeling the creative flow, and instead of spending the next week or so mixing and mastering the album, they followed the muse and continued recording. The result was their second album, Night + Day.
Keith Briggs (guitar, vocals) and Kale Churchill (keyboards, synthesizer) make up the core of the band. Two artists in their early twenties, exemplifying talent decades beyond their years, were born and bred for music. Featuring a rotating lineup of friends and artists who know the music inside and out, Bandwich is not your average jam band. Or funk band. Or jazz band. Bandwich can blend reggae with jazz, funk with hip-hop, explore Afro-Cuban grooves with prog-technicalities, and more. This band does not box themselves in, nor do they belong in one. They are constantly exploring their sound and songs with their improvisational curiosity while still remaining true to the original compositions.
Bandwich and its members have been lucky enough to have shared the stage and performed with members of Phish, Blues Traveler, Jerry Garcia Band, Phil Lesh/Bob Weir Duo, Otis Redding III, Moon Boot Lover, The Motet, The Fogcutters, Micromasse, The Mallett Brothers Band, Gorilla Finger Dub Band, Gater, Skyfoot, Hambone, The New Motif, Merther and other local and national acts near and far.
Bandwich and its members have performed at festivals along the east coast such as Disc Jam Music Festival, Bandcamp Music and Arts Festival, The Kind Mind Campout, Germination, Harvest Ball and Trichomania and performed at venues and clubs and ballrooms from Bangor, ME to New York City’s Carnegie Hall.
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