Band Profile

Bandits of the Acoustic Revolution

Bandits of the Acoustic Revolution
Hometown: New Jersey Current Label: Pentimento Music Company Websites: MySpace Profile
Band Members: Nick Afflitto - Trumpet
Marcy Ciuffreda - Cello
Jamie Egan - Trombone
Rachel Goldstein - Viola / Vocals
Layton Hayes - Piano
Achilles Kalnoky - Violin
Tomas Kalnoky - Vocals / Guitar
Paul Lowndes - Drums
Chris Pazik - Upright Bass
Mark Renderio - French Horn
Dan Ross - Baritone / Alto Sax
Pete Sibilia - Tenor Sax
Shane Thomson - Congas / Timbales
Natalia Ushak - Vocals

Bandits of the Acoustic Revolution Bio:

Bandits of the Acoustic Revolution, or BOTAR, is a musical collective of a varying and undefinable genre which includes influences from ska, punk, classical, and eastern-European-style music. It is composed of former Catch 22 members Tomas Kalnoky and Jamie Egan, in addition to Nick Afflitto, Marcy Ciuffreda, Rachel Goldstein, Layton Hayes, John Paul Jones, Achilles Kalnoky, Paul Lowndes, Chris Paszik, Mark Rendeiro, Dan Ross, Pete Sibilia, Shane Thomson, and Natalia Ushak. Unlike other quasi-similar bands of today, which combine primarily ska and punk, BOTAR uniquely blends in a bit of classical music, taking the form of an entirely acoustic ensemble.


  1. punkacrosstheglobe
    PunkAcrossTheGlobe7/30/2012 4:30 AM | Permalink

    Looking for Ska bands to feature on our ‘Ska Punk International’ compilation. If you’re interested there is information on what we’re about and how to submit on our profile.


    Kyle Thunder
    Punk Across The Globe

  2. carlsimon478/3/2016 3:23 AM | Permalink

    soo nice.

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