Juicebox Bandits perform in Saddleback College quad

Katrina Andaya

The Juicebox Bandits kicked off the 2012 fall semester Monday, August 20 in a free performance in the Saddleback College quad.

With all the stress of parking, buying books, and petitioning for classes, the Bandits brought a fun, exciting feel to the campus with their upbeat, feel good music. Spectator and Saddleback College student, Cristian Herrera, thought overall the trio was very entertaining and energetic, and each member of the group brought their own character, which the audience could pick up on.

The Juicebox Bandits, a pop-rock band from Orange County, consists of three musicians: Levi Almanzar (22) the drummer/singer, Wyatt Rias (16) the bassist, and Brett Cornwell (19) the guitarist/singer. Influenced by artists such as Blink-182 and My Chemical Romance, they describe their music as energetic, and, as Cornwell says, has “No naughty words!” So for all the moms and dads out there, their music is child friendly.

The Juicebox Bandits is no ordinary name. The band’s wacky personalities sure fit the randomness behind it. Though, the band says that they got their name when Brett was sitting in class one day and saw a guy wearing a shirt that displayed a bandit holding a gun. At first look he thought it was a juice box, then dubbing it the Juicebox Bandit, where their band name has stemmed from.

The bandits have been together for a year and a half and continue to play as many shows as possible. They have performed at venues such as the House of Blues in Anaheim, and Whiskey-A-Go-Go in Hollywood. 

To listen to some of their music and view their upcoming shows, you can log onto their band page at http://juiceboxbandits.com/#home or onto their Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/Juiceboxbandits.