Duncan is one of New Zealand’s most exciting and eccentric musical exports.
His natural talent was almost cut short in 2016 when he lost his left arm to cancer. Proving you can’t keep a great musician quiet, Neill now plays a bespoke, one-handed tenor saxophone, designed and built in Amsterdam.
As if that weren’t impressive enough, he also plays an adapted drum kit, a megaphone, and a few additional weird and wonderful instruments that thrill crowds Australia-wide.
John Stuart is a master of the seven-string guitar. That one extra string lets John cover the bass lines as well as the chords that accompany the Bandit’s wide repertoire. At any given time, you can see John switching between driving bass
lines and sparkling melodies.
Not to be outdone by his single-handed collaborator, John also adds dynamic South American rhythms to the mix with mighty conga playing that get every crowd up and jumping.
Neill and John are comfortable in all situations. From a house party to an intimate club to a Festival stage, they draw their audiences into an ever changing world of rhythm , melody and space. And their audiences love them for it.