The Big River Bandits from The UK continue to perform as a 5-piece Americana/Country Rock band but co-writers Renee Sears & Gerry Power have become much more diverse in their writing, trying smooth jazz, pop and R&B.

The success of their jazz music has led them to form another band called Renee Sears & The Jazz Set, which is gaining popularity in The UK.

They believe that the songs written for this band have had the most impact on the listeners on IAC and other sites, making them 'featured band of the week' in May 2011 and keeping their song 'Elle est l’étoile' at #1 in the jazz charts for over 4 weeks.

The guitar version of 'These Blues' reached the semi-final in 'The New Movie Classic' competition in April 2011.

Some of the songs are listed here for streaming and/or downloading.

Most are available for licensing, publishing or recording by other artistes and bands with prior consent from the copyright holders.

The Big River Bandits:
Their unique sound is a blend of new and old style country rock, swing, rockabilly and traditional country music.

They offer a refreshing new approach to country music with an exciting and exuberant live performance.

Lead vocalists Renee Sears and Gerry Power, also playing lead guitar wrote the 12 original songs on their debut album, ‘The Single Life’, which has been receiving radio airplay around the world with great reviews from DJ’s and major publications such as ‘Country Music People’.

They have been featured artist of the week on many local radio and internet shows and Renee has given several radio interviews.

‘High Wire’ reached number 11 in The UK’s official unsigned charts and ‘I’m Doin’ Fine’ was voted ‘Track Of The Day’ on garageband.com.

Renee Sears - Lead, backing & harmony vocals
Gerry Power - Lead guitar, lead, backing & harmony vocals
Ken Smith - Pedal steel, harmonica, banjo & backing vocals
Richard Bradley - bass guitar & backing voclas
John Owen - Drums







You Fool
Guitar based blues/rock song with female vocals



Blues Rock
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Think Of Me
Male/female duet



Ballad
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GIRLS NIGHT OUT
Lively bluegrass feel



Newgrass
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HIGH WIRE
Guitar based rock



Country Rock
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Give It Up
Bad girl lyrics.



R&B/Soul
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LET'S TAKE A WALK
Male vocals



Americana
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I HAVEN'T SEEN THE SUNRISE
50's style country rock with male vocals



New Country
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Who's Gonna Be There?
Pop rock with male vocals



Indie Rock
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THE SINGLE LIFE
Guitar based country rock with sassy female vocals.



Country Rock
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YOU TOOK MY WORLD WITH YOU
Traditional country ballad with female vocals



Traditional country
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I Can Fix Up Your Broken Heart
Melodic, jazzy ballad



Jazz/Folk
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I'M DOIN' FINE
MId tempo, bluegrass feel. A country/folk story that most singer/songwriters will relate to.



Country Folk
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Hello World
Upbeat, positive, energetic indie rock song. Play it loud!



Indie Pop Rock
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Little Pieces Of My Heart
Passionate ballad



Modern Country
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SHE DON'T CARE
Mid tempo rockabilly with male vocals



Rockabilly
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Tomorrow's Child
Timeless guitar and male vocal ballad



Acoustic Singer/Songwriter
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That's How Great My Love Is
Great music written and performed by The Nice Up featuring the lyrics and vocals of Renee Sears.



Alternative Jazz Fusion
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Intoxica
Smooth, mellow laid back song with female vocals



Chillout
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Do it
Cheeky girl power lyrics



electro pop
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You Ain't Gonna Get My Heart
Americana country swing with female vocals



country swing
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How Am I Gonna Get To Sleep Tonight?
Male vocal/guitar blues. Live recording from The Attic



Blues
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WHISKEY DRINKERS LAMENT
MALE VOCALS



Americana
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OUTLAW ON THE RUN
Acoustic ballad in the style of Marty Robins.



Outlaw Country
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matell

5/7/2011 8:02:02 PM
Great to see that you made it as Featured Band of the Week too!



Miles Cope

2/27/2011 3:43:32 PM
What a hip group of seasoned musicians complete with a lovely and stylish vocalist, just a top drawer ensemble. I need to make my way through all their tunes soon.



SILVERWOODSTUDIO

8/12/2010 4:43:25 PM

Lilting, Calming, Clever,Intricate, Bright-nice work guys!

Robbie




Texas Willie

9/22/2009 11:16:12 AM
Hey!...Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a nice comment......I am a FAN!

TW




Nadia Cripps

9/22/2009 1:29:51 AM
Hi Renee, thank you so much for stopping by and posting your nice comment. You create a beautiful atmosphere with your band and it's wonderful to listen to your music. So, "Thank you for the music", please keep posting.
Best wishes always,
Nadia




Nadia Cripps

9/5/2009 9:44:02 PM
I've just to say thank you for your songs "Let's talk a walk" is my favourite. Lovely playing and vocals and the mood is so light and I can see this song in a movie with people dancing. What a great scene it would be. It's a lovely song for a gig as well, people are not going to sit still, that's for sure, everyone will be clapping and moving in a beat of the music.
Nadia




PIP and MERRY

8/18/2009 1:14:33 PM
some good songs here will revistit... do like tomorrow's child...pip and merry..



SILVERWOODSTUDIO

10/21/2008 4:31:30 PM
Nice work-I'll be back for more!!!



Charlie Thomas

10/17/2008 10:52:33 PM
well you know it's thoughts like you left for me at my page that heals me and i thank you for your prayers relative to that



thanx

peace to you and yours

t bone




Charlie Thomas

10/17/2008 1:34:16 PM
wow i really dig a few of your songs here man

great engineering, great vocals and awesome sound - love it guys


peace

T Bone



 

       

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So thrilled to be 'featured band of the week' May 2nd 2011! Thank you IAC!

Thank you for keeping 'Elle est l’étoile' at #1 in the jazz charts for 4 weeks! and still there!

13 Nov 2008 22:58
RadioIndy Reviews: “The Single Life” is the debut release from The Big River Bandits, a versatile and talented group with a refined sound that blends traditional and contemporary styles of country music including bluegrass, rockabilly and swing. The lead vocals are shared by founding members Renee Sears and Gerry Power who co-write the band’s original material. Their highly-polished sound is characterized by honest lyrics, heartfelt vocals, and spirited instrumental performances. The group’s mastery of the traditional country style is evident with the energetic “Girls Night Out” and the good-humored “Whisky Dinker's Lament,” with Sears providing the vocals on the former and Power on the latter. “She Don’t Care” is another strong traditional number, featuring a notable lead guitar performance from Power. “Let's Take A Walk” is a more contemporary track featuring a funky groove, baritone sax and blistering lead guitar by Power. “Little Pieces Of My Heart” shows that the group can also shine while performing lovely ballads, and Sears gives a expressive, sincere performance. Sears also infuses her personality into the playful title track “The Single Life,” demonstrating her infectious style and soulful vocal approach. This album will appeal to the young and old, freestyle and line dancers, and fans of both traditional and contemporary country music.
http://www. radioindy. com/bands/5142/

26th Oct. 2008 - 'Outlaw On The Run' is number 3 in the monthly top 20 chart on Radio Fiat 94.7 FM, Czestochowa, Poland.
It may be a long way from home, but we appreciate it very much!

High Wire reached number 11 in The UK's unsigned charts in January 2008.

Debut Album, 'The Single Life' receives outstanding review from The British Country Music Association along with worldwide acclaim.

The band is given an excellent review by number 1 country magazine, 'Country Music People'.

Debut album, 'The Single Life' released by Eden Records on 22nd October 2007.

12 original songs written by Renee & Gerry.

Gerry Power and Renee Sears changed the name of their band from The Big River Band to ‘THE BIG RIVER BANDITS’ after threats of legal action by another band claiming to have had the name for the past 24 years.

Girls Night Out was nominated for The 2007 UK Country Radio Awards.

Thank you everyone for your support. It is very much appreciated by all the band members.

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