Undercover Bandits is a 5 piece rock band out of Orlando, FL. The band was started by drummer, John Mancini, and guitarist, JJ Kaye in the summer of 2008. The original intent was to create an 80’s and 90’s cover band that everyone could sing and dance along to. They finished the line up with good friends Jeremiah Oyer, Justin Kiser and lead singer Elizabeth Rivard. With all five members having played music since they were kids, the band moved quickly out of the gate and immediately began forming their first set list. The goal was simple from the start; perform timeless songs that are fun and enjoyable for both the audience and the band.
They began playing parties and college bars around the UCF area in early 2009, and quickly starting getting gigs in the downtown area based off the spot on cover sets they were performing all night long. Once they established themselves around town, they began playing at other local venues across Central Florida.
Undercover Bandits have since been performing four hour cover shows, playing roughly 45 songs per show, and have a great local following that enjoys it all. They take pride in brining all the vocal harmonies and guitar solos to life while providing the audience with a live show that they won’t forget.
Being a young band in their 20’s, and playing mega hits from the past with a few modern songs mixed in, they have been able to attract people of all ages. Their plan for the future is to continue building their presence around town, add to their ever expanding repertoire and play at new and exciting venues all around Central Florida.