Wille and The Bandits
Wille and The Bandits
WILLE & THE BANDITS – supported by Adam Sweet
Wille and the Bandits is a blues rock three piece, reminiscent of Cream or Jimi Hendrix Experience, but with a very distinctive twist. Their use of different instruments and eclectic influences (Santana, Pink Floyd), make them a genuinely genre-bending band.
Having toured with Deep Purple, Joe Bonamassa, John Butler Trio and Status Quo, Wille and the Bandits have played major festivals across Europe, where their energetic and soulful performances have earned them a loyal following and much critical acclaim. In 2014 they were voted in the top ten must see bands at Glastonbury by BBC Radio 1 and reached No 2 in the UK Blues Chart with their first single.
Their skilled use of slide guitar brings a genuinely swamp-infused sound to their blues playing which occasionally takes a trippy detour into howling Delta territory –where John Lee Hooker meets Jamiroquai. Combined with front man Wille Edwards powerfully rasping vocals, this band is the full package. They are original, inventive and bring real dynamism to British Blues rock.
The band includes Wille Edwards (guitar and vocals); Matt Brooks (bass) and Andy Naumann (drums)
“Wille and the Bandits are tipped to go places but are no plastic pop Princes. They’re the real gritty deal, doing blues their own way. An evening of ecstatic experiences”.
“Wille is a superb slide player, I love what these guys are doing”- Joe Bonamassa
“Love the soul in their music”- Bob Harris
“Mind blowing” – Deep Purple
“The Kaiser Chiefs described them as the new Seasick Steve but they’re much more than that, surely destined for big things”- Classic Rock Magazine
“One of the best live acts in the country” – Daily Telegraph
This is a band best experienced LIVE! These boys can groove and sing like whiskey angels” – Glastonbury Festival
“This incredibly talented band excels in playing not just one or two musical styles but in fact focus on several genres to an extremely high quality.”- Maverick Magazine
If Cream had spent more time on a beach in Newquay they might have sounded like this.” – Blues Matters Magazine
“Wille Edwards bourbon-laced vocals instantly grab you, the Dobro is a superb instrument and when it is played like this you notice how sublime the band really is.” – Maverick Magazine
“Howling, cinematic psycho blues … breathtaking” – R2