Wille & The Bandits
Wednesday 27 March 2019, 7:30pm - 11pm
The Waterfront Studio
NEW ALBUM ‘PATHS’
RELEASED ON FRIDAY 1 FEBRUARY 2019
‘FIND MY WAY’ available now and as instant grat on pre-order
Wille & The Bandits will release their new album “Paths” on Friday 1st February 2019, encapsulating the excitement and gusto of Rock and Roll. The album is a breath of fresh air challenging the listener while embracing technology and instrumental prowess.
“I feel that we have finally managed to capture the various soundscapes and unusual instrumentation of our sound on one album without losing the raw, live energy of WATB” says Wille Edwards (Lead Vocals, Guitars)
In ‘PATHS’, Wille & The Bandits adopt the musical essence, nostalgia and discovery of the late 60's & 70's, mixing Rock and Roll with a modern approach, combining elements of world music, dance music and hip-hop creating something truly unique.
Wille & The Bandits will tour the UK and Europe in January 2019
Wille & The Bandits are known as one of the most hardworking bands on the touring circuit and toured with Deep Purple, Status Quo, Joe Bonamassa, the Jon Butler Trio and Warren Haynes amongst others. They also played the Isle of Wight festival and were picked to play a prestigious slot at the London Olympics. SO far in 2018 they have played over 200 shows in 20 different countries across Europe
PRAISE for WILLE AND THE BANDITS
“Wille is a superb slide player, I love what these guys are doing.” – Joe Bonamassa
“One of the best live acts in the country.” – Daily Telegraph
“Socially aware lyrics and planet hopping instrumentation makes for the most refreshing sound heard in ages.” – Classic Rock Magazine
“In the top ten must see live bands at Glastonbury festival.” – BBC Radio 1
“From the slide-driven Allmans influence to sounds like Free, they play with a dynamic energy & have built an enviable live reputation.” – Uncut
“Can compete with anyone in the headbanging stakes.” – Mojo
“We’re talking about the quality of Lynyrd Skynyrd or Bad Company here. This is quite simply one of the albums of the year. It’s THAT good.” – Rock Society
Rainbreakers create tasty and soulful melodies within a garage-rock style. Clearly having a foothold within the sounds of their own generation, they are quickly building a reputation for being one of the freshest live bands to surface from the UK.
Crafting their sound into a fusion of dynamic elements, Rainbreakers bridge the gap between blues, rock and soul. Showcasing their original material using gritty guitars and soulful vocals, their songs shift from heavy to delicate in an instant while remaining highly emotive and pulling everyone in around them.
With their highly anticipated debut album, “Face To Face” released in August 2018, having been recorded at Monochrome Productions with renowned producer, Tom Gittins (Robert Plant, Broken Witt Rebels), Rainbreakers are proving to be a relentless force, ensuring they a name on everyone’s lips. Having toured across the UK and Mainland Europe, this tenacious four-piece from the West Midlands, have won over crowds with their unmistakable sound. Sharing stages with artists such as; The Kris Barras Band, Samantha Fish, Devon Allman, Wille and the Bandits, Ryan Mcgarvey, The London Souls, Bad Touch, Sly Digs and Laurence Jones. Rainbreakers have
been playing to capacity crowds at iconic venues such as The 100 Club, The Borderline, The Sage and Rock City. performances at festivals like The Great British Rock and Blues Festival and Wilderness Festival have seen the band receive accolades including nominations for the UK Blues Challenge and Best Emerging Artist in the British Blues Awards 2016. Cementing Rainbreakers status as one of the brightest acts to materialise in recent times.
“A psychedelic and soulful sonic shift beyond” – Fabrications HQ
“A breath of fresh air on the current UK blues scene” – Blues and Soul Magazine
“R n B with attitude, full of tasty riffs and delicious licks” - Bluesdoodles