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Originally from Birmingham, AL, Banditos is a group - more like a gang, actually - of six 20-somethings, nowadays operating out of Nashville. The members of the band first met playing in various punk and rock 'n' roll projects around Birmingham at D.I.Y., all-ages venues. In 2010, Corey Parsons and Stephen Pierce began busking around town and were asked to perform at their favorite local bar. Without a full band, they invited friends to join them. Salter and Wade studied together at music school learning classical/jazz techniques, while Richardson's background was mostly singing in church choirs. The members soon moved into a house together in Birmingham. After repeated tours through Nashville, they decided to move the band there instead, where the music scene was bigger and more diverse. The sextet has since developed their unique and airtight sound, culminated through several years of enduring friendships and a roaddog touring schedule that has, at their count, numbered over 600 shows in the last three years. Banditos' self-titled debut album was released on May 12, 2015 and gathered rave press from NPR Music, Consequence of Sound, The AV Club, Playboy Magazine, and more.