DANA IMMANUEL & THE STOLEN BAND are a banjo-whacking, guitar-shredding, fiddle-sawing, foot-stomping, whiskey-soaked, female-fronted assault on the senses. Since 2014, this London-based ladyband have been delighting diverse crowds spanning the blues, rock, Americana, indie, folk and country scenes with their high-energy live show and utterly unique brand of musical badassery.
Following a degree at Oxford and stints busking on the London Underground and travelling the world as a freelance itinerant poker journalist, leftfield songwriter and self-proclaimed banjo queen Dana found herself in a lonely rut. Cursed with an incredibly short attention span, she devised a cure for her predicament: she would devote herself to finding the sickest, virtuoso-est, jaw-dropping-est female musicians from around the world, and persuade them to join her on her musical odyssey. The result: Hjordis Moon Badford (gymnastic cajon and technicolour harmonies), Karen Grymm Regester (glitter-sprinkled double bass), Duncan Menzies (fiddling fit to watch Rome burn by), Maxine Cahill (guitar-shredding general badassery), and an assortment of other co-conspirators and collaborators. All shamelessly poached away from other projects, together they formed the Stolen Band.
Having collectively found their purpose, Dana & the Stolen Band flung themselves into life on the road, touring extensively across the UK and Europe. Playing venues from the Barfly to Union Chapel, and a myriad festivals including Glastonbury, Boomtown and Country 2 Country, the five-piece powerhouse that is the Stolen Band take pride in their mission to astound audiences, confound stereotypes and transcend genre labels wherever they go, and never, ever, fail to get the party started.