WILLE & THE BANDITS RELEASE US DEBUT SINGLE “ONE WAY” ON APRIL 5th IN ADVANCE OF THEIR UPCOMING US TOUR AND ALBUM RELEASE
FULL ALBUM “PATHS” COMING TO THE US LATER THIS SUMMER VIA CREATIVE ENTERTAINMENT NETWORK/THE ORCHARD
“Socially aware lyrics and planet-hopping instrumentation makes for the most refreshing sound heard in ages” – Classic Rock Magazine
Wille & the Bandits have established themselves as pioneers of the UK roots-rock scene and are beginning to make waves around the globe thanks to their distinctive, organic vibe and rock ‘n’ roll gusto. On April 5th they will release their US debut single for the song “One Way,” with a full album and US tour to follow later this summer.
See the video for “One Way” here: https://youtu.be/_hCnnNlg-2M
The band features Wille Edwards on lead vocals, electric and acoustic guitars, electric lap steel, dobro, Matt Brooks on bass and backing vocals, AndrewNaumann on drums, percussion and backing vocals. A classic blues-rock three-piece who are perfectly pushing the boundaries of the genre.
“One Way’ Features Wille’s bottleneck guitar and Andy’s thundering drums to create a driving anthem that gets your feet moving and headbanging. The theme in the verses is to highlight many western countries’ questionable foreign policies and propaganda. In the chorus, various leaders are named who have stood for peace as the “One Way.”
The trio manages to encompass musical diversity and adopts the musical essence, nostalgia, and discovery of the late ’60s and ’70s as they mix Rock n’ Roll with a more modern approach. “I feel that we have finally managed to capture the various soundscapes and unusual instrumentation of our sound in the studio without losing the raw, live energy of WATB” – Wille Edwards
The group was deemed one of the Top Ten bands to see live at Glastonbury Festival by BBC Radio and have toured with Deep Purple, Status Quo, JoeBonamassa, the John Butler Trio, and Warren Haynes to name a few.
Throughout a performance the band can be seen playing a range of instruments, sometimes simultaneously, switching between various guitars, basses, and percussion within the same song, giving the audience an explosive and memorable live show.
Expect news of their US tour soon.
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