The Banned

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Acoustic, Rock, Indie, Alternative Singer songwriter, Folk rock, Singer songwriter/Indie Folky Bluesy Alternative Acoustic Rock More...


Clarion PA United States

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Member since: 02/17/2013 Year Founded: 2012


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Samantha Sears


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  • Original material: 00 hrs : 45 min
  • Cover material: 03 hrs : 00 min
  • CDs released: 0
  • CDs sold: 0
  • Original Songs:
  • Average Draw: 25
  • Largest crowd: 50
  • Have sound: Full PA


The Banned was formed out of necessity. It was necessary for us to play, but due to a break-up, we no longer had a band to do it with. Hence, the birth of The Banned, two musicians giving it everything they've got and producing a sound that begs to be reckoned with. Leaving it all on stage, their performance spans multiple genres and pleases even the most diverse of crowds. With versatile vocals and a groove inspiring rhythm section, The Banned is unlike any musical collaboration you have witnessed thus far.

Musical influences are many, including - but not limited to - rock, alternative, oldies, folk, funk, blues, r&b, classical, jazz, some country, some pop, some rap. That would include; Blind Melon, Sheryl Crow, Pearl Jam, Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, John Butler, Dave Matthews Band, Alanis Morrisette, Incubus, Amy Lee, The White Stripes, LP, Kings of Leon, Mumford and Sons, Matt Nathanson, STP, Audioslave, Florence and the Machine, Mariah Carey, The Civil Wars, and Tool, just to name some favorites. But it's not just favorite bands that shape our sound, we draw from anything we hear. From that horrible song from a commercial that gets stuck in your head to an 80's song on the radio that takes you back, it all ends up in our final product. Speaking of which, on top of our endless list of covers, we also have several original songs both completed and in the works. We are always exploring new music so you can never expect "the usual" lineup.

We are available for a wide-range of gigs; weddings, parties, fundraisers, etc.

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