Wille & The Bandits

Quotes

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
fr
18 jan 2019
19:30
De Boerderij - Zoetermeer
Netherlands
Wille & The Bandits
sa
19 jan 2019
19:30
Paradox - Tilburg
Netherlands
Wille & The Bandits
su
20 jan 2019
14:00
Cafe De Amer - Amen
Netherlands
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Wille & The Bandits
fr
10 may 2019

Event Center Landhaus Walter Downtown Bluesclub - Hamburg
Germany
Wille & The Bandits
sa
18 may 2019

Event Center Landhaus Walter Downtown Bluesclub - Hamburg
Germany
Wille & The Bandits
fr
15 mar 2019
18:30
O2 Academy 2 Sheffield - Sheffield
UK
Wille & The Bandits
fr
22 mar 2019
18:30
The Cluny - Newcastle Upon Tyne
UK
Wille & The Bandits
th
31 jan 2019
19:30
The Factory, Petroc - Exeter
UK
Wille & The Bandits
sa
09 feb 2019
19:30
The Old Bakery Studios - Plymouth
UK
Wille & The Bandits
we
06 mar 2019
19:00
Ropetackle Arts Centre - Brighton
UK
Wille & The Bandits
th
07 mar 2019
19:00
Clwb Ifor Bach - Cardiff
UK
Wille & The Bandits
fr
08 mar 2019
20:00
The Junction - Plymouth
UK
Wille & The Bandits
fr
08 mar 2019
19:00
The Junction - Plymouth
UK
Wille & The Bandits
sa
09 mar 2019
19:00
Thekla - Bristol
UK
Wille & The Bandits
we
13 mar 2019
19:00
The Bodega Social Club - Nottingham
UK
Wille & The Bandits
th
14 mar 2019
19:00
O2 Academy 2 Liverpool - Liverpool
UK
Wille & The Bandits
tu
19 mar 2019
20:00
Fibbers - York
UK
Wille & The Bandits
we
20 mar 2019
19:30
The Hug and Pint - Glasgow
UK
Wille & The Bandits
th
21 mar 2019
19:30
The Voodoo Rooms - Edinburgh
UK
Wille & The Bandits
su
24 mar 2019
19:30
J2, Cambridge Junction - Cambridge
UK
Wille & The Bandits
we
27 mar 2019
19:30
Waterfront - Norwich
UK
Wille & The Bandits
th
28 mar 2019
19:00
O2 Academy 3 Birmingham - Birmingham
UK
Wille & The Bandits
fr
29 mar 2019
18:30
O2 Academy Oxford - Oxford
UK
Wille & The Bandits
sa
30 mar 2019
18:00
O2 Academy Islington - London
UK
Wille & The Bandits
sa
30 mar 2019
18:00
O2 Academy 2 Islington - London
UK
Wille & The Bandits
tu
09 apr 2019

Kofferfabrik - Fürth
Germany
Wille & The Bandits
we
24 apr 2019

Harmonie - Bonn
Germany
Wille & The Bandits
fr
26 apr 2019

Pressenwerk - Bad Salzungen
Germany
Wille & The Bandits
sa
11 may 2019
20:00
Music Hall - Worpswede
Germany
Wille & The Bandits
tu
21 may 2019

Pitcher - Düsseldorf
Germany
Wille & The Bandits
we
22 may 2019

Spitalkeller - Offenburg
Germany
Wille & The Bandits
fr
15 feb 2019
19:30
Gloucester Guildhall - Gloucester
UK
Wille & The Bandits
th
25 apr 2019
20:00
Spirit of 66 - Verviers
Belgium
Wille & The Bandits
we
30 jan 2019

Exeter Phoenix - Exeter
UK
Wille & The Bandits
fr
01 feb 2019

The 1865 - Southampton
UK
Wille & The Bandits
fr
08 feb 2019

Cobblestones - Bridgwater
UK
Wille & The Bandits
sa
16 mar 2019
20:00
The Continental - Preston
UK
Wille & The Bandits
su
17 mar 2019

Victoria Hall - Bradford
UK
Wille & The Bandits
tu
07 may 2019

Norgelbuff - Göttingen
Germany
Wille & The Bandits
th
28 mar 2019
19:00
O2 Academy Birmingham - Birmingham
UK

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