Bernie and the Bandits have been playing their own cabaret style of Country Music now for two decades. Bernie “the Bandit” Scott was born and bred in Yankalilla where he began drumming at the age of nine with his father in an old time dance band, moving on to rock bands in the 60’s and 70’s. He can play almost anything he picks up, including clarinet and saxophone.
David Cross joined Bernie and the Bandit’s as keyboard player in 2002. He also sings and harmonises and like Bernie, David had his musical start in pop bands, crossing over to Country Music in the 80’s.
Bobby Craig replaced Bert Elliott the band as drummer. Originally from Ireland, Bobby has been in Pop/Rock bands throughout his career. Bobby adds further to the versatility of the band with his vocals and harmonies.
Kevin Bergen – multitalented musician from Gawler, plays pedal steel, when a 5-piece band is required.
Ian Woods – on bass
Each of these talented members has earned themselves respect to go with their countless awards in the music industry over the years. Bernie and the Bandits are able to mix and match a repertoire to suit audiences, with a little pop, 50’s/60’s rock’n’roll, country rock, military two steps mixed in with standard sand classic country music.
They are a fun band with plenty of good sing-a-long country music!