The Back Nine Bandits are three seasoned musicians, all with an affinity for golf, originating from the west valley area of Phoenix.
The Back Nines Bandits offer a wide variety of musical styles, such as rock, country, blues, jazz and rhythm & blues, so there’s always something for everyone. They pride themselves on the ability to cater to the crowd, whatever the venue or occasion, with their extensive song list. New material is being added on a weekly basis.
Teeing off in April of 2017, the Back Nine Bandits made their debut with a charity event at an assisted living facility in Sun City, AZ. Shortly thereafter, they continue to build their repertoire at several events at the Westbrook Village Golf Club and Sun City Elks Lodge.
Each member of the Back Nine Bandits has a long history in the music business.
Dave Jones (Guitar, Vocals), who hails from central Ohio, has a strong background in blues, gospel, rock and country and plays many different styles of music in various bands in the Mid-West and the Phoenix area.. He knows how to “fill the holes” with his tasteful guitar licks. He also contributes vocally with his spot-on harmonies and raucous lead vocals.
Rick Axelrad (Drums, Vocals), the back beat of the group on drums, had been playing since a teenager in Texas. He performed in his own band and sitting in with numerous big name bands the 70s, After taking a break, Rick is back at it with the Back Nine Bandits adding his rock-steady beats and the occassional vocal.
Steve Russell (Bass, Acoustic Guitar, Keyboards, Lead Vocals), a multi-instrumentalist who has been playing music in some iteration or another, fills outs the Back Nine Bandits roster. While filling out the bottom end on bass guitar or acoustic guitar with his own custom backing tracks (He is affectionately known as “Lord Of The Tracks”), offers a wide variety of vocal stylings in many different genres, such as country, rock, blues and R&B.
Check out an updated list of these songs on out songlist pages. We are constantly adding new material each week! The Back Nine Bandits pride themselves on tailoring our music selection to our audience.
Whatever your music needs might be, consider the Back Nine Bandits for your venue or event. They offer a quality product at a reasonable price.