Wille and the Bandits Live
Wille and the Bandits
Wille and the bandits blow the cobwebs off with a gig showcasing some of the tracks from their forthcoming album in an environment which can work socially distanced or not.
Wille & the Bandits are impossible to pigeonhole, they are musically as diverse as Lady Gaga’s wardrobe. They adopt the musical essence, nostalgia and discovery of the late 60’s and 70’s and mix rock and roll, funk and soul to create something fresh and wholly unique.
Wille & the Bandits have toured with world-class acts: Deep Purple; twice with Status Quo; Joe Bonamassa who found Wille to be a “superb slide player”, and Warren Haynes. In 2014 they were voted in the Top Ten Bands to see at Glastonbury Festival. They play festivals and events across Europe, crossing genres within the music scene from pop (Isle of WIght), to rock (Steelhouse), and Blues (Peer Blues) to Surf (Boardmasters). They played at the London Olympics and were even invited to perform at Les Paul’s own Jazz club on Broadway; the world famous “Iridium”.
The show will feature songs from the new album; tracks that are on another level to that which the band have produced to date. Each song has been crafted with care and attention to detail, worked and reworked, filled with all the emotion and tribulations of a period of time that has been strange and tragic, with moments of clarity and moments of reflection. As with all of WIlle’s songs, each one tells it’s own story, but there is a cohesion between the tracks that tells a bigger story of When the World Stood Still.
In addition to tracks from the new album, the band will also dig into their extensive back catalogue. Fans who have followed the progression of tracks such as “Angel'' are used to witnessing the evolution of individual songs as they become ever more mesmerising; they can expect to hear tracks they have become well acquainted with morphing and altering, venturing into Pink Floyd-esque landscapes and Led Zeppelin style riffs that take the listener on a deeper musical journey. For these shows expect original ballads that feel familiar, funky grooves to get you irresistibly moving, massive riffs to rock out to, eight minute instrumentals that mesmerise, and real songs who’s melodies will enter your soul and stick with you.