Wille and the Bandits
Wille and the Bandits are set to tour their new live album “The Kernow Sessions" right across Europe in the new year. The album features some of the UK’s finest musicians guesting with the band; the result - a whirlpool of Bluesy tones under-pinned by psychedelic tendencies that carry the listener on a musical journey that only WATB have the map for. With even more depth and texture being added to WATB’s expansive sound the results are world class!
“Wille is a superb slide player” JOE BONAMASSA
The band will be touring with a core group of musicians, but special guests will feature at various shows along the tour to conjure up a live sound that has hints of Allman Brothers and Tescheski Trucks, while remaining at its heart, true to the classic WATB sound.
From humble roots in Cornwall, the band wanted to stay based where they felt inspired - by the rolling hills and blue seas - This decision lends their music an honesty and originality that so often is lost as bands find success, which Wille and the Bandits certainly have. The band have played festivals and venues across the world, from Broadway to the West End, and Belgrade to Sydney and have had their fair share of recognition, being picked to perform at the London Olympics after being voted one of UK’s best live acts; being listed in the Top Ten must see bands at Glastonbury remove date by BBC Radio 1; and being personally invited to perform on the German TV show Rockpalast, a musical institution of global import.
The band combines four talented and committed musicians who come from very different musical backgrounds. The great musicianship with infectious songs has inspired praise from rock and Blues legends such as Joe Bonamassa, Francis Rossi, Beth Hart, Deep Purple and Warren Haynes and led to them performing at some huge stages across the globe including Glastonbury (UK), Playing with Fire (USA), Bospop (NL), Fusion (GER). Isle of Wight (UK) and Peer (BE) to name a few.
Its rare to find a band as dynamic as Wille and the Bandits, one that is just as comfortable and as impressive at both ends of the sonic spectrum. In the modern age of disposable music it is refreshing to hear a band that still value the art of creating albums and who continue to bring new instruments and ideas into their songwriting rather than settling for a tried and tested formula. Ten seconds of Youtube will not scratch the surface of the bands sound and message; this is a band that is very much about discovery and one best experienced LIVE!.
“Wille and the Bandits are a blues rock powerhouse.“ Guitarist Magazine
“If you give them a chance, these Bandits may steal your heart, they have mine“ Powerplay Magazine
“Their thoughtful ambition, allied to hard-touring independence, remains refreshing.” Classic Rock Magazine
“So many bands slavishly advertise their record collections and ape their heroes to the point of pale tribute. Wille & The Bandits take their influences and refine and develop them into a sound that is entirely theirs.“ Blues Matters Magazine
Do not miss the chance to see truly unique band a one of a kind.