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The Bearwood Bandits are a six piece collective formed in the autumn of 2015 by, now retired, Peter Burgess. Their aim being to play all things acoustic on a variety of traditional instruments: Folk, Bluegrass, Newgrass, Country, Americana, Blues Рyou name it, anything goes.

Their instruments include banjo, mandolin, fiddle, various guitars, accordion, octave mandola, ukulele, oud, washboard, harmonica, autoharp, melodica, tin whistles and kazoo, matched by female and male vocals.


Brewood Acoustic Music Club (June 15th, 2017):-

“SUPERB! Such a talented group of performers with so many instruments, and stunning vocals! All helped to make this an evening to remember.”

Shirley Red Lion Folk Club (January 19th, 2018:-

“Oh you know it’s going to be a good night when the room starts to fill up well before opening time for our Feature Guests the Bearwood Bandits. Although down two members they didn’t disappoint with a great varied set of fine songs and tunes.”


A couple of videos from our appearance at Moira Furnace Folk Festival (August 19th, 2017) made by Peter Simmonds – Simmo7ts Crew.

RADIO (Original song penned by lead vocalist Susy Hansel):-

I’LL FLY AWAY (Bluegrass/Gospel):-