Friday 2nd February - 8:00 pm
Essentially Wille & The Bandits is a classic blues rock three piece much in the vain of Cream or The Jimi Hendrix experience. But in a similar way to how these bands pushed the genre in their time, Wille & The Bandits try to take their sound beyond what is expected of such a traditional line up.
The band are famous for creating an astonishingly huge sound, incorporating eclectic grooves from World music to Heavy Rock, using bizarre 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 pigeonhole, Wille and the Bandits are taking roots rock music to a new level.
Wille and the Bandits are renowned for their diverse songwriting and often likened to the greats of the 70’s such as Led Zeppelin, Santana and Pink Floyd, this comparison, although bold, only scrapes the surface of the Bands influences and sound.
Wille and the Bandits are on a journey which has so far been miraculous. All achieved through hard work and a true passion for making music. Playing over 200 shows a year these guys are really tight. So please do not miss the opportunity to see one of the most impressive live acts of this generation.
Love the soul in the music (Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2)
Great band, great dynamics, never know what to expect next (Zoe Ball, BBC Radio 1 and 2)
Wille is a superb slide player, I love what these guys are doing (Joe Bonamassa)
The new Seasick Steve (The Kaiser Chiefs)
One of the best live acts in the country (The Daily Telegraph)
Mind blowing (Deep Purple)
This incredibly talented band excels in playing not just one or two musical styles but in fact focus on performing several genres to an extremely high quality. The main difference with this band though, is that when they showcase their extraordinary craft by performing several styles, they do it with such ease.(Maverick Magazine)
NB This is a Standing event
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