about us

The Barefoot Bandit are a highly energetic new-wave reggae/dub band based in Devon, UK. Their noise comprises of an electrifying blend of modern roots reggae, deep dark dub and a sprinkling of experimental soundscapes.

            Building a strong and loyal fan base, TBB have spread their sounds far and wide from headlining small stages at Glastonbury Festival to main stage performances at One Love Festival, Glass Butter Beach, Wonderfields and more.  A lucrative debut tour of Ireland, countless shows around the UK and multiple appearances at Boomtown Fair have seen The Barefoot Bandit become a prolific festival outfit and perform their dynamic live show in front of audiences of 6000 plus.

            Having reached #4 in the iTunes reggae charts, TBB have released 2 EPs: ‘Call Me A Liar’ and ‘Hard Life' and sold out the release shows. Both releases have received national airplay from the likes of legendary DJ David Rodigan on BBC Radio One Extra. Following this, The Bandit has had the pleasure of supporting renowned artists such as Lee Scratch Perry, Katchafire, Gentleman’s Dub Club, Horace Panter & Lynval Golding (The Specials) and have regularly opened for electronica dub favourites, Dreadzone.

What people are saying about The Bandit:

  • New and fresh Brit ReggaeDavid Rodigan - BBC Radio 1xtra/BBC Radio 1/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 musicJames Santer – BBC Introducing/BBC Radio 2

  • Traditional reggae and dub combined with some slick guitar playing and seriously catchy vocal hooks. The Barefoot Bandit are well worth checking out.” Adam Rowden – And Antarctica

  • "Catching them for the first time last year when they played with Dreadzone again, I immediately became a fan. 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

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