Wille & The Bandits

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Having toured their unique brand of rock music with the likes of Deep Purple, Joe Bonamassa, The John Butler Trio and Status Quo, Wille and the Bandits are now due to release their brand new studio album ''Grow''.
The band are renowned for creating an astonishingly huge sound, incorporating eclectic grooves from world music to heavy rock, using unusual combinations of instrumentation such as tongue drum, djembe, lap steel guitar and double bass they push the boundaries of what is expected of a modern three piece.

Although difficult to pigeon hole, Wille and the Bandits are taking rock music to places it has never been before with a unique take on song writing which is fresh, but at the same time laced with nostalgia. The band really stand out as something special with how they successfully engage three generations of music lovers, all captivated by exquisite musicianship and soulful song writing which flows effortlessly throughout their performances. Even the most experienced of music lovers will have their head turned by the spellbinding concoction of Wille Edward’s mastery of the slide guitar, Matthew Brooks’ wizardry on the 6-string bass and Andrew Naumann’s ability to conjure an irresistible groove from his vast selection of percussion.

Where the current trend is for superficial and predictable lyrics, Wille and the Bandits’ words carry a sense of rational judgement and hope delivered with a whiskey soaked drawl which ebbs and flows with emotion. Playing over 250 shows a year worldwide, their songs are a social commentary on what their road worn eyes have seen, never shying away from even the most poignant subjects. This is the time for change and that is exactly what the band seek to highlight with songs such as “Mammon” and “Still go marching in” echoing around your head with a Dylan-esque profoundness.

The band has developed a loyal underground fan base right across Europe, mainly from their explosive live shows. Their success in building a core fan base is a result of their versatility; whether busking or in a sold out arena the band have the songs and musicianship to command an audience and connect with people who will return for more. After playing many major festivals and events such as Glastonbury, Fusion Festival, Isle of Wight and the Olympic games, the band were chosen by The Kaiser Chiefs as one of the top unsigned acts in the UK and were described as having a distinctive sound and being “destined for big things”.
With the band now ready to release their new album, the anticipation is that the UK’s best kept secret is about to be let out.

Tours

Shows

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Wille & The Bandits
sa
18 jan 2020
20:00
HeyHoef Backstage - Tilburg
Netherlands
Wille & The Bandits
fr
17 jan 2020
20:30
Qbus Club - Leiden
Netherlands
Wille & The Bandits
th
19 mar 2020
19:00
Elsewhere - Canterbury
UK
Wille & The Bandits
sa
07 mar 2020
19:30
The Hug and Pint - Glasgow
UK
Wille & The Bandits
sa
14 mar 2020
19:00
The Moon - Cardiff
UK
Wille & The Bandits
we
13 may 2020

Pitcher - Düsseldorf
Germany
Wille & The Bandits
fr
22 may 2020

Event Center Landhaus Walter Downtown Bluesclub - Hamburg
Germany
Wille & The Bandits
fr
06 mar 2020
20:30
The Cluny - Newcastle Upon Tyne
UK
Wille & The Bandits
fr
13 mar 2020
19:30
Gloucester Guildhall - Gloucester
UK
Wille & The Bandits
we
26 feb 2020
20:00
The Musician Pub - Leicester
UK
Wille & The Bandits
th
12 mar 2020
21:00
The Flowerpot - Derby
UK
Wille & The Bandits
th
02 apr 2020

The Bullingdon (The Bully) - Oxford
UK
Wille & The Bandits
th
27 feb 2020

The Greystones - Sheffield
UK
Wille & The Bandits
we
18 mar 2020
20:00
The Star Inn - London
UK
Wille & The Bandits
sa
04 apr 2020
19:00
Thekla - Bristol
UK
Wille & The Bandits
fr
20 mar 2020
20:00
100 Club - London
UK
Wille & The Bandits
th
05 mar 2020
19:00
The Irish Centre - Leeds
UK
Wille & The Bandits
fr
28 feb 2020
19:00
The Deaf Institute - Manchester
UK
Wille & The Bandits
fr
27 mar 2020
20:00
The Junction - Plymouth
UK
Wille & The Bandits
sa
28 mar 2020
19:30
Old Bakery Studios - Plymouth
UK
Wille & The Bandits
su
21 jun 2020
14:00
Beachcomber - Hull
UK
Wille & The Bandits
su
17 may 2020

Meisenfrei - Bremen
Germany
Wille & The Bandits
su
19 jan 2020

Cafe De Cactus - Hengelo
Netherlands
Wille & The Bandits
we
06 may 2020

Museumskeller Erfurt - Erfurt
Germany

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