Bandits on the Run

New York, NY
“These Tiny Desk Contest entrants bring mini-symphonies to the NYC subway....” -Sarah McCammon, NPR Weekend Edition “The band orchestrates a symphony of sound and story through its impressive musicianship and marvelous harmonies.” -NPR Music, All Songs Considered *NPR Tiny Desk Top Shelf Pick *WFUV “NYC Artist To Watch” *NPR Weekend Edition feature *NYC Coffee Music Project - winners *Johnny Mercer Songwriters Project – resident songwriters Bandits on the Run is a refreshing new answer to the tunes of days gone by. Forged in the acoustics of NYC subway stations, the group’s signature 3-part harmonic voice stands at the center of their musical equation. Throw in some serious cello action, hooks played on various and sundry toy instruments, and a steely spine of rhythm guitar all accompanied by a suitcase drum packing a powerful punch and bang! you’ve got the basic magic of banditry. Bandits are also known far and wide for bringing various non-music shenanigans to their live performances including shadow puppet shows, costumed characters, and party favors. Read More
Listen: Bandits on the Run - Love In The Underground

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Thee Phantom & The Illharmonic Orchestra

Philadelphia, PA
Thee Phantom and The Illharmonic Orchestra combine the raw energy and passi...on of Hip-Hop, with the beautiful sounds of live orchestration. Phantom first mixed Beethoven and The Beastie Boys in his living room in 1987 and the group has since graced the hallowed stages of; Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center and the Kimmel Center to name a few. Fronted by husband and wife dynamic duo, Phantom & Phoenix, the ensemble ranges in size from 10 to 50 musicians and they are currently working on a Concert Hall Tour for 2020 and beyond. Read More
Listen: Thee Phantom & The Illharmonic Orchestra - Double Trouble

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