Bandolier Kings Biography

Bandolier Kings Biography

The first time I really got into Budgie was in 1975 when I first heard “I Can’t See My Feelings” on Swedish radio and quickly recorded it on my cassette player. Shortly after, the bass player in my first band TNT introduced me to a new song he wanted us to play. It turned out to be “Napoleon Bona Part 1 & 2”. We played it and we did record it on my first demo ever. Listening to it today I can’t decide if it’s “cringeworthy” or “laughably charming”. Another friend played me the first Budgie album and I was totally hooked by the song “Guts”, which, aside from Black Sabbath, was among the heaviest riffs I’d ever heard back then. After this, I bought every album they made! When Joe Romagnola at Grooveyard Records asked me if I would be into doing an entire tribute to Budgie album, I was all in! The first album was covering the band's early years (the 70s) while "Time To remember (A Tribute To Budgie - Volume 2" paid tribute to the John Thomas era of the band.

It’s been so much fun recording these albums, and I’m deeply honored that two of the Budgie members, Tony Bourge and Steve Williams have both been highly supportive! I can’t see my feelings, but I can sure feel them.

/Janne Stark

Bandolier Kings is a tribute to Welsh hard rockers Budgie, featuring:

Janne Stark: Lead/rhythm/acoustic guitars, bass, mixing, vinyl mastering, arrangements etc.

Tony Spinner: Lead Vocals, additional lead guitar.


Steve Williams (Vol 1)

Peter Hermansson (Vol 1)

Ian Haugland (Vol 1)

Jesper Persson (Vol 1 and 2)

Brian Mullins (Vol 2)

TrumPeter Svensson (Vol 2)

Lead guitar:

Tony Bourge (Vol 1 and 2)

Kyoji Yamamoto (Vol 1)

Mikael Nord Andersson (Vol 1 and 2)

Bill Steer (Vol 1)

Mats Karlsson (Vol 1)

Darren Welch (Vol 1)

Don Mancuso (Vol 1 and 2)

Joe Romagnola (Vol 1 and 2)

Rowan Robertson (Vol 2)

Stoney Curtis (Vol 2)

Doug Rappoport (Vol 2)

Andy La Rocque (Vol 2)

Steven Kautzky Andersson (Vol 2)

Michael Åkesson (Vol 2)


John Gallagher (Vol 1 and 2)