The Bad Companions are a long-standing (and popular!) Minneapolis-based roots-rock quartet. We’re two guitars, stand-up bass and drums, with great vocals, horns on special occasions, a strong original catalog and a set-list as long as your arm drawn from the swingin’ heyday of American rock-a-billy, r & b, country and blues. We’ve been featured on NPR’s ‘Prairie Home Companion’, have a couple national television appearances under our belt and have graced the radio airwaves of this great state from Duluth to Le Seuer. We’ve entertained folks everywhere from your corner bar to county fairs, car shows and music festivals around the Midwest with a dynamic live show that’s ear, dance and family friendly.
Band founder Alan Subola is an award winning guitarist and accomplished songwriter, who has received glowing reviews for his work from around the globe in magazines like the UK’s highly respected MOJO. The band is top-flight, with players drawn from some of the best roots bands in the Twin Cities from the last few years: the renowned Dan Gaarder (Trailer Trash, Roe Family) on guitar, the much sought after Scott ‘Frenchy’ Fremont (too many to name) on skins and W.E. Keefe (Vibro Champs etc) slappin’ the doghouse. Singer and guitarist Subola is a Vibro Champs vet as well and can be found on a stage somewhere in the Cities on any given night.