Willie & The Bandits
With Support From Troy Redfern
Sun 06 Mar 2022
This event was originally scheduled for 26 Mar 2020/ 23 Sep 2020/ 5 Mar 2021 but has been rescheduled to Sun 6 Mar 2022 due to COVID-19. Tickets bought for the original date remain valid.
The band’s latest album Paths encapsulates the excitement and gusto of rock and roll. The album is a breath of fresh air challenging the listener while embracing technology and instrumental possibilities that are afforded to musicians in current times.
The singles Find My Way and Four Million Days were playlisted on Planet Rock with Find My Way making it on the A-list for three months.
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, dance music and hip-hop, all of which creates something unique.
The Bandits have toured with the likes of Deep Purple, Status Quo, Joe Bonamassa, the Jon Butler Trio and Warren Haynes. In 2014 the band was voted in the Top Ten bands to see at Glastonbury. They also played the Isle of Wight festival as well as at the London Olympics, picked to play by being voted one of UK’s best Live acts. Other festival appearances include Boardmasters and several festivals in Europe.
You don’t have to take our word for it – Blues in Britain magazine thinks Wille & The Bandits are eclectic and highly recommend everyone to experience them live. Powerplay magazine describes the band as authentic sounding. The rest of the media has nothing but good things to say about the band, and highly recommend the best way to get the most out of them is by seeing them in concert.
The band just returned from their first American tour which included a dream gig in Nashville.
‘Their thoughtful ambition, allied to hard-touring independence, remains refreshing’
CLASSIC ROCK MAGAZINE
‘Wille and the Bandits are a blues rock powerhouse’
‘If you give them them a chance, these Bandits may steal your heart – they have mine’
Over the last 12 months Troy Redfern has been relentlessly touring, leaving a blazing trail across the festival main stages in the UK, Europe and Russia. His fiercely powerful, emotive guitar playing and songcraft leaves an ever growing fanbase in his wake!
‘It’s like watching Rory Gallagher on steroids, and I love it!’
GUITAR HEROS FESTIVAL GERMANY