Past Press


BANDIT ILLUMINATES ANDY WOOD AT BIJOU THEATRE

KNOXVILLE, TENNESSEE – Guitarist and mandolinist Andy Wood recently wrapped a special performance at the historic Bijou Theatre with a lighting package provided by Bandit Lites. The special, one night only show was recorded and featured guest performances by fiddler Brian Arrowood, singer-songwriter Kendra Chantelle, bassist Todd Parks, musician Travis Toy and Ben Lacy.

While Wood had been playing mandolin since the age of five, winning the World Championship Mandolin championship at the age of 16, Wood picked up an electric guitar as a teenager, only to find himself beating 3400 guitarists at the Guitar Center Guitarmageddon contest at 22. Over a decade later, Wood has

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HUNTER HAYES HITS THE ROAD WITH BANDIT LITES

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Five-time GRAMMY nominee and multi-instrumentalist Hunter Hayes is kicking off Spring 2017 by bringing his impeccable musicianship and hit sound to audiences across the nation with a lighting package provided by Bandit Lites. Hayes is best known for his three No. 1 hits, including the multi-Platinum single “Wanted,” double-Platinum “I Want Crazy” and “Somebody’s Heartbreak,” and recently release three new songs from his highly anticipated forthcoming studio album including “Amen,” “Young Blood” and “Yesterday’s Song,” which has already crossed more than 10 million streams on Spotify.

Lighting designer Mike Marcario noted he and Hayes both share a love of lighting, which resulted in a close collaboration to craft a bold lighting production that

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BANDIT BRINGS LIGHTS TO BRIAN WILSON'S TOUR

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE – With ardent fans still clamoring to see the living legend live, musical genius Brian Wilson extended his 50th anniversary tour of Pet Sounds, an album hailed as one of the world’s greatest musical endeavors. Bandit Lites provides the lighting package for the tour, which features Pet Sounds being performed in its entirety with band members Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin along with other hits from the Beach Boys and Wilson’s more recent albums.

“When I was a kid, there was magic in music,” said lighting designer Chris Stuba of working with Wilson. “When I started studying Pet Sounds last year, I realized these pop songs are true, pure music magic, full of honesty and heartbreak. The

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BANDIT LITES AND GENE BRIAN 'GET THE BAND BACK TOGETHER'

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE – Gene Brian, a former longtime Bandit Lites team member, has returned to the family, as Bandit is proud to announce his rehiring as Production Manager. Gene was a key member of the Bandit family in the 1990s and early 2000s when life took him to another city and away from Bandit. Although Gene was gone from Bandit, he was never forgotten, as most people at Bandit stayed in touch with Gene through the years as he was above all, a good friend.

When circumstances arose bringing Gene and his wife Carol the chance to return to Nashville, Gene’s first call was to Bandit Vice President Mike Golden to see

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