||In December of 1997, The Wild Bunch was
formed as a country band with six seasoned musicians. The instrumentation
was Drums, Bass Guitar, Female Lead Vocalist, Lead Guitar, Fiddle/Mandolin/Guitar,
and Pedal Steel Guitar/Keyboards/Rythm Guitar/Banjo. After two weeks
of intense rehearsal, the band started performing at all of the
hot country dance spots in Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania.
As the original members started to leave the band, the direction
changed from hard core country to a variety band that could play
any kind of music. This included adding popular dance music from
the last six decades.
Don Bruce was the last original member changing roles from playing
Pedal Steel Guitar,Keyboards, Banjo and Rythm Guitar to Lead Guitar
and Lead Vocalist. Changing roles was an easy change since Don
had played Lead Guitar for five years in the Air Force band. "I
only gave up playing Lead in the Wild Bunch because I wanted to
play pedal steel guitar" Don says. When the original lead
guitarist quit the band, Don gave up the other instruments to
go back to lead guitar. Although the band is a copy cover band,
several of the band members write and record original songs ---------
the long term goal is to play original material.
Since the inception, the band has had five female vocalists,
five keyboardists, four bass players, five drummers and two lead
guitarists. The fiddle is only used on country gigs. The band
has been a revolving door of local musicians but the band still
continues to work steadily. To see a pictoral history of the band,
see The WildBunch Archives. The goal
is to turn any crowd into a wild dancing bunch. That has been
the key to the bands success.
The Wild Bunch plays popular dance music from the last six decades.
We can transform the most sophisticated tranquil crowd to a wild
dancing bunch. We are available for all types of functions at
any time and anywhere in the U.S.A. Please complete the contract
form or email us at DBruce@WildBunch.Com
with questions if you are interested in hiring the band.