Bermuda Search Party

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Since their inception in early 2018, Bermuda Search Party (formerly known as The Q-Tip Bandits) have emerged into the Boston music scene as an energetic and vibrant act that continues to touch audience’s hearts while getting them up on their feet. Their smooth yet powerful sound is backed by the raw energy of rock and the coolness and colors of R&B and funk — with palpable grooves coated with savory, soul-inspired riffs, anthemic horns and meaningful lyrics.

After a pandemic of writing and recording, the band released their self-produced debut LP, Melancholy Flowers, in 2022. Melancholy Flowers features the vocal stylings and songwriting of both guitarist Leo Son and bassist Claire Davis, smooth and soaring trumpet and trombone from Maclin Tucker and Hoyt Parquet, and an unrelenting groove from drummer Dakota Maykrantz. The band toured in support of the record throughout the year, culminating in four Boston Music Awards nominations, for Live and Pop Act of the Year, Song of the Year for “Daisy,” and Album of the Year.

In 2023, the band played stages across the country, touring the South and the Midwest and hitting festivals along the way including SXSW, Levitate Music Festival, and Boston Calling. In September, the band returned to the studio to record their sophomore LP with Eric Palmquist, known for his work with half•alive, Tate McRae, and Hunny.