Jesse Bandura is a Canadian recording artist. He's a singer-songwriter born in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Bandura infuses his love of country and rock into his music. Jesse got his first guitar at age nine and has honed his craft playing live, touring across Canada playing bars, clubs, and many local festivals. Bandura's musical style has been linked to Jason Aldean, Steve Earl and Kidd Rock.
Jesse released his 5 song EP, Crack a Bottle Full of Whiskey in 2016 featuring, "Whiskey" (2016) and the follow up single "On the Run" (2018). Bandura’s "On the Run" has had regular rotations on Sirius XM Satellite Radio and has been featured on the Indigenous Music Countdown.
Bandura was back in the studio in 2019. His new single "Good Time” is about going out of town with your girl, kicking back and enjoying life. It’s all about having a good time. "Good Time" is currently on Sirius XM Satellite Radio Channels 171 and 165 and was featured on the Canada's Top 40 Indigenous Music Countdown and after enjoying 5 weeks in the top 10,"Good Time” reached the #1 spot the week of August 22/20!
Bandura recently was added to The Indigenous Now on Apple Music , a playlist dedicated to serving new music from Indigenous
Artists across North America!
Jesse has been recognized by CBC Satellite Sirius XM as one of Canada's Newest Rising Talent. Bandura was the first recipient of the 2017 Indigenous Music Awards for the Most Outstanding Manitoba Emerging Artist.
Bandura has been on the same bill as the Watchmen, Brett Kissel, Ridley Bent and Randy Bachman. Jesse has toured Ontario, across Western Canada and the Yukon throughout his 13 year musical career.
He has played many local festivals including Summer Winds, Howl at the Moon, booked at Sandhills, South Beach, Painted Hand casinos, Canada Day celebrations and many bars. He gives the utmost attention and fully engages his audience wherever he plays, be it an intimate crowd or a fully sold out venue.
Bandura grew up listening to Metallica and Eminem, he has a wide variety of musical influences ranging from country, rock and rap. Jesse's powerful vocals and mesmerizing guitar licks engage audiences wherever he plays. Jesse puts on a wicked live show full of energy with country rockin’ vibes!