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The Bad Companions / Fran Banish


About The Bad Companions

The Bad Companions are a long-standing (and popular!) Minneapolis-based roots-rock quartet. We’re two guitars, stand-up bass and drums, with great vocals, horns on special occasions, a strong original catalog and a set-list as long as your arm drawn from the swingin’ heyday of American rock-a-billy, r & b, country  and blues. We’ve been featured on NPR’s ‘Prairie Home Companion’, have a couple national television appearances under our belt and have graced the radio airwaves of this great state from Duluth to Le Seuer. We’ve entertained folks everywhere from your corner bar to county fairs, car shows and music festivals around the Midwest with a dynamic live show that’s ear, dance and family friendly.

Killer live band + decent 8 track recording + crappy one shot video off my iphone = The Bad Companions - DRINK DRANK DRUNK! Some testing fun for a bigger project I have in the works. Stay tuned - John

About Fran Banish

A Chicago born, L.A. based guitarist, singer/songwriter, producer, Fran Banish is a rock and blues guitar master. Besides playing gigs and recording, he's coached big-name artists like Keb Mo, Bob Dylan, Jackson Browne, Brian Bell of Weezer, and Doug Ardito and Paul Phillips of Puddle Of Mudd. He also teaches select up-and-coming guitarists. READ MORE

Fran Banish - guitar / vocal, Rob Bono - guitarJeff Harris - bass Tommy Richards - Keys, Jahari Alaye Thompson drums - drums Andrew Distel - trumpet, Aaron McEvers - tenor sax, Dan Meinhardt - bari sax Filmed at FitzGerald's Nightclublub, Berwyn, IL 2/12/16

Music at 7:30pm, Free!

Earlier Event: August 11
The Fattenin' Frogs
Later Event: August 13
Wain McFarlane / Fran Banish