FEBRUARY – APRIL 2020 UK TOUR
WITH SPECIAL GUEST TROY REDFERN

TICKETS: WILLEANDTHEBANDITS.COM

NEW DOUBLE A-SIDE SINGLE “KEEP IT ON THE DOWNLOW”
& “RETRIBUTION”
OUT NOW

Wille & The Bandits return in 2020 with a brand-new line up, further increasing their immense and immersive sound by moving from a trio to a four piece. The band will now feature screaming Hammond organ and second guitar as well as 3-way vocal harmonies.

Wille will be joined by Finn McAuley (drums & percussion), Harry Mackaill (bass, ukulele & vocals) and Matthew Gallagher (keyboards, guitars, percussion & vocals). All three are impressive musicians who have honed their craft with dedication and have been selected for their enthusiasm and songwriting sensibilities.

To coincide with the tour the Cornish band released the double A-side single “Keep It On The Downlow” and “Retribution”.

Fans of the band that have followed the progression of tracks such as “Angel” are used to witnessing the evolution of individual songs as they become ever more mesmerising, and they can expect to hear the classic tracks venturing into Pink Floyd influenced landscapes and Led Zeppelin-esque riffs to take the listener on a deeper musical journey.

The band will be touring the latest album Paths, which encapsulates the excitement and gusto of rock and roll. The album is a breath of fresh air for music lovers trapped in Spotify’s spoon-feeding algorithms and radio’s set menu playlists; challenging the listener, while embracing the technology and instrumental possibilities that are afforded to musicians in current times. Special guest on the tour will be Troy Redfern.


Photo Credit: © Laurence Harvey

Wille, on his new Bandits: “I’m very excited by the new line up; our music was starting to have layers in it which were impossible to perform as a trio. Now, with a band of multi-instrumentalists, we can take the music even further and make it even more interesting. It’s like having a set of 5 colours to paint with instead of 3, creative times ahead.

It is that Wille & The Bandits manage to encompass musical diversity, which makes their music so appealing. They adopt the musical essence, nostalgia and discovery of the late 60’s and 70’s and mix rock and roll with a contemporary approach, combining elements of world music and dance music, all of which creates something unique.

WATB have toured with the likes of Deep Purple, Status Quo, Joe Bonamassa, the John Butler Trio and Warren Haynes. In 2014 they were voted in the Top Ten bands to see at Glastonbury. They play festivals across Europe, crossing genres from the pop scene (Isle of Wight), rock scene (Steelhouse), Blues (Peer Blues), surf (Boardmasters) and other sport (the London Olympics – picked to play by being voted one of UK’s best live acts).

Wille’s prolific songwriting means that there will inevitably be new music to enjoy for the die-hard fans, expect some classic ballads, funky grooves and massive riffs.

Their thoughtful ambition, allied to hard-touring independence, remains refreshing.”

– Classic Rock Magazine

Wille and the Bandits are a blues rock powerhouse.”

– Guitarist Magazine

So many bands slavishly advertise their record collections and ape their heroes to the point of pale tribute. Wille & The Bandits take their influences and refine and develop them into a sound that is entirely theirs.

– Blues Matters Magazine

If you give them a chance, these Bandits may steal your heart – they have mine.”

– Powerplay Magazine

FEBRUARY – APRIL 2020 UK TOUR
WITH SPECIAL GUEST TROY REDFERN

TICKETS: WILLEANDTHEBANDITS.COM

The Musician, Leicester

Wednesday 26th February 2020

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42 Crafton St W, Leicester LE1 2DE
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The Greystones, Sheffield

Thursday 27th February 2020

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Greystones Rd, Sheffield S11 7BS
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The Deaf Institute, Manchester

Friday 28th February 2020

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135 Grosvenor St, Manchester M1 7HE
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Liverpool Philharmonic, Liverpool

Saturday 29th February 2020

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Philharmonic Hall, Hope St, Liverpool L1 9BP
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The Robin 2, Bilston

Wednesday 4th March 2020

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20 – 28 Mount Pleasant, Wolverhampton, Bilston WV14 7LJ
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Irish Centre, Leeds

Thursday 5th March 2020

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York Road, Leeds, LS9 9NT
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The Cluny, Newcastle

Friday 6th March 2020

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36 Lime St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 2PQ
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The Blue Arrow, Glasgow

Saturday 7th March 2020

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323 Sauchiehall St, Glasgow G2 3HW
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Inchyra Arts Club, Inverness

Monday 9th March 2020

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The Byre at Inchyra, Glencarse, Perth PH2 7LU
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St Boswells Live, St Boswells

Tuesday 10th March 2020

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Jenny Moore’s Rd, St Boswells, Melrose TD6 0AL
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The Grand, Clitheroe

Wednesday 11th March 2020

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18 York St, Clitheroe BB7 2DL
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The Flowerpot, Derby

Thursday 12th March 2020

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19-25 King St, Derby DE1 3DZ
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Guildhall, Gloucester

Friday 13th March 2020

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23 Eastgate St, Gloucester GL1 1NS
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The Moon, Cardiff

Saturday 14th March 2020

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3, Womanby St, Cardiff CF10 1BR
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The Star, Guildford

Wednesday 18th March 2020

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2 Quarry St, Guildford GU1 3TY
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Elsewhere, Margate

Thursday 19th March 2020

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21-22 The Centre, Margate CT9 1RL
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The 100 Club, London

Friday 20th March 2020

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Century House, 100 Oxford St, Fitzrovia, London W1D 1LL
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The Palladium Club, Bideford

Wednesday 25th March 2020

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Lower Gunstone, Bideford EX39 2DE
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Phoenix, Exeter

Thursday 26th March 2020

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Gandy St, Exeter EX4 3LS
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The Junction, Plymouth

Friday 27th March 2020

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6 Mutley Plain, Plymouth PL4 6LA
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Old Bakery Studios, Truro

Saturday 28th March 2020

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Blewetts Wharf, Malpas Rd, Truro TR1 1QH
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Ropetackle Arts Centre, Shoreham

Wednesday 1st April 2020

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High St, Shoreham-by-Sea BN43 5EG
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The Bullingdon, Oxford

Thursday 2nd April 2020

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162 Cowley Rd, Oxford OX4 1UE
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The Tivoli, Wimborne

Friday 3rd April 2020

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19 West Borough, Wimborne BH21 1LT
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Thekla, Bristol

Saturday 4th April 2020

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The Grove, East Mud Dock, Bristol BS1 4RB
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