Wille and the Bandits + Willowen
Wednesday 5th October 2016
Over 16s Only
Tickets £10ADV (booking fee's may apply)
INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED ROOTS WARRIORS OF THE BRITISH ISLES
Essentially Wille and the Bandits is a classic blues rock three piece much in the vein of Cream or The Jimi Hendrix experience. But in a similar way to how these bands pushed
the genre in their time, Wille and the Bandits try to take their sound beyond what is expected of such a traditional line up.
The use of more bizarre instrumentation and eclectic influences in the song writing often pushes them more into a world music or progressive category. Having toured with artists such as Deep Purple through to the John Butler trio and played major festivals across Europe, the band seem to leave an equally astounding impression on audiences of all ages and musical backgrounds with their energetic and soulful performances.
They have received great critical acclaim, being voted in the top ten must see bands at Glastonbury 2014 by BBC Radio 1 and reaching number 2 in the UK blues chart with their first single on downloads alone. Now touring their third independently released studio album Wille and the Bandits fan base, repertoire of sounds, styles and innovation seems to be growing at an exponential rate.
“Wille is a suberb slide player, I love what these guys are doing” - Joe Bonamassa
“Love the soul in their music” - Bob Harris
“These boys can groove and sing like whiskey angels and it doesn’t take long to realise why they belong on the festival circuit.” - Glastonbury festival