Badlands is an all live band, drums, bass, guitars, lead and harmony vocals. It’s the amalgamation of 4 very distinct tastes in music, brought together by the love of playing live, and the enjoyment of country music.
We cover a wide range of country styles, traditional, ballads and modern classics, but with a penchant for the rockier side of country.
We believe that country music doesn’t have to be from a certain age, or a certain style to be good music, – if it sounds good, it is good, as long as it’s a country song! Done always in the “Badlands” style, we hope you like our “take” on some of Nashville’s finest…
We are fully self-contained, pa and lights, and ready to play, clubs, festivals, round-ups and gatherings wherever in the UK you are.
Happy to book direct, or through your agent!

Badlands – Because country Rocks!!

Badlands Are:
Russ Kitchin – Lead Vocals, Lead Guitar
Phil Holden, Guitar Harmony vocals (and our designated Hat wearer!)
Pete Morgan – Bass and Backing Vocals
Ash Thompson – Drums (and swanky shades!)


Please bear in mind, that although we work very hard to ensure everyone has a great time at a Badlands gig, as a live band it is very difficult to bring natural volume levels down to “backing track” levels. We want everyone to enjoy our gig, but need you to be aware that we will be a little louder than track accompanied artists….