Wille and the Bandits + Troy Redfearn
Wille and the Bandits
The “When the World Stood Still” tour will follow the release of the Bandit’s forthcoming highly anticipated album of the same name. The album documents a moment in time that the whole world will never forget, a time where each person on the planet has felt repercussions in one way or another.
The band have been praised by critics and rock legends for being one of the most dynamic bands around the globe as they conjure up similarities with Led Zeppelin as they move from riff-tastic rock and roll to more acoustic sensibilities that only few bands manage. The use of string arrangements, oscillating delays and soaring lap steel guitar solos give the band an emotive Pink Floyd edge mixed with the groove and vocal phrasing of John Butler Trio, which leaves audiences in pieces.
From humble roots in Cornwall the band wanted to stay based where they feel inspired by the rolling hills and blues seas rather than chase the industry to the City. The approach has paid off having played festivals across the world, from Broadway to the West End, and Belgrade to Sydney. They were picked to perform at the London Olympics after being voted one of UK’s best live acts and also listed in the Top Ten Must See Bands at Glastonbury 2014 by BBC Radio 1.
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 legends such as Ian Paice, Joe Bonamassa and Francis Rossi.