Wille and the Bandits are
heading to Southport
WILLE and the Bandits go further
than is expected of a band operating in the Rock arena, they are carrying the
genre into unknown territory, mixing award winning musicianship with the ability
to produce intoxicating songs without compromise. Each Bandit can be seen at
points playing instruments simultaneously, some of which, such as the tongue
drum, mohan venna and djembe, are rarely seen in western music and almost never
in the Blues Rock scene.
The lyrics of many of Wille Edwards' songs delve deep. Some lead us through a
journey of self realisation, others paint a picture that unashamedly draws on
global issues such as climate change and immigration for inspiration, but in a
package which doesn't sound pretentious, forced or preachy. Like many great
bands they deliver their message by the power of song, and when revealing the
heavier angry side of their music they can rock out with the best as tours with
Deep Purple have proven. And yet, the softer side of Wille and the Bandits has
almost peotic, athemic qualities which draws comparisons with Bob Dylan and Ben
The bands' strength as musicians and their ability to pull in lovers of all
types of music has seen them play Rock, Folk, Blues and Jazz festivals globally
to critical acclaim. There are not many people who watch this band, regardless
of music taste, and don't leave with their jaw firmly planted on the ground.
Fans of bands from Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd to Pearl Jam and John Butler Trio
should check this out. If you want to listen to a band that are taking Rock
music into the next chapter than look no further than Wille and the Bandits.
October's venues and dates:-
► 3 October 2017, at City Football Club,
► 4 October 2017, at Hare & Hounds, Birmingham.
► 5 October 2017, at The Deaf Institute,
► 6 October 2017, at Victoria Hall, Settle.
► 7 October 2017, at The Atkinson, Southport.
► 8 October 2017, at Hug & Pint, Glasgow.
► 10 October 2017, at Cluny 2, Newcastle.
► 11 October 2017, at The Flower Pot, Derby.
► 12 October 2017, at Epic TV, Norwich.
► 13 October 2017, at O2 Academy, Oxford.
► 14 October 2017, at Oslo, London.
► 15 October 2017, at Phoenix, Exeter.
► 17 October 2017, at The Stables, Milton
► 18 October 2017, at Green Door Store,
► 19 October 2017, at Talking Heads,
► 22 October 2017, at Folk, Roots and World
► 24 October 2017, at The Full Moon, Cardiff.
► 25 October 2017, at Iron Road, Evesham.
► 26 October 2017, at The Fleece, Bristol.
► 27 October 2017, at Princess Pavilion,
► 28 October 2017, at Electric Palace, Bridport.