The Department

The Department

 Okeechobee, Florida, USA

We're an all acoustic cover band. We cover material from AC/DC to Zac Brown Band. Love to people engaged and singing along to our songs.


The Department covers a wide variety of material. We range from blues, country, modern country, rock, and classic rock. The bands that influence us the most are The Rolling Stones, Pearl Jam, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Zac Brown band, The Who, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Steve Miller Band, Kenny Chesney, Alan Jackson, and many others.

What sets us apart from other bands is that we make songs our own and we do them all acoustically. Our philosophy is that music should be kept simple; most people at the bar scene want to hear great songs, sing to the chorus's, and have a great time. We try to give them that experience through every gig, every set, every song, and every verse.

The Department began as a two person set. Sanders and Egli were the only two members in the band and did an all acoustic set list. Later Hotmire and Methner joined the band and added a full complete sound to the band. We gave ourselves the name "The Department" because we are all English teachers and teach within the same area.

Set List

Florida Georgia Line - Cruise
Poison - Every Rose has its Thorn
The Lumineers - Ho Hey
The Band - The Weight
Old Crow the Medicine Show - Wagon Wheel
Johnny Cash - Folsom Prison Blues
Matchbox 20 - 3 a.m.
Queen - Fat Bottom Girls
Kenny Chesney - You and Tequila
Zac Brown Band - Goodbye in her Eyes
Rolling Stones - Can't Always Get What You Want
Eric Church - Springsteen
The Department - Chasing Rainbows
The Allman Brothers - Midnight Rider
George Strait - You Look so Good in Love
Jimmy Buffett - Margarittaville
Van Morrison - Brown Eye'd Girl
John Mellenncamp - Jack and Diane
Steve Miller Band - The Joker
Tom Petty - Last Dance with Mary Jane
Pearl Jam - Last Kiss
Steve Miller Band - Take the Money and Run
Randy Travis - Forever and Ever
Marshall Tucker Band - Can't You See
AC/DC - Dirty Deeds
Rolling Stones - Honky Tonk Woman
The Temptations - My Girl
CCR - Who'll Stop the Rain
Tom Petty - Learning to Fly
Bad Company - Feel Like Making Love