Wille and the Bandits to release new album ‘Grow’ + UK tour dates



Having toured their unique brand of rock music with the likes of Deep Purple, Joe Bonamassa, John Butler Trio and Status Quo, Wille and the Bandits release their first nationally distributed album, ‘Grow’ on October 14th 2013.

The album will be supported by a 20 date UK tour, kicking off on November 1, 2013 in Penzance.

Wille and the Bandits are renowned for creating an astonishingly huge sound, incorporating eclectic grooves from world music to heavy rock. Using unusual combinations of instrumentation such as tongue drum, djembe, lap steel guitar and double bass, they push the boundaries of what is expected of a modern three piece.

Although difficult to pigeonhole, Wille and the Bandits are taking ‘rock’ music to new places, with a unique take on songwriting that is fresh, but at the same time laced with nostalgia. Their success has been built on successfully engaging three generations of fans, each captivated by the exquisite musicianship and soulful song writing which flows effortlessly throughout their performances.

Even the most experienced music lovers will have their head turned by the spellbinding concoction of Wille Edwards’ mastery of the slide guitar, Matthew Brooks’ wizardry on the 6-string bass and Andrew Naumann’s ability to conjure an irresistible groove from his vast array of percussion.

Based in Cornwall, but playing over 250 shows a year worldwide, their songs are a social commentary on what their road worn eyes have seen, never shying away from even the most poignant subjects.

The band has developed a loyal underground fan base right across Europe, mainly from their explosive live shows. Their success in building a core fan base is a result of their versatility; whether busking or in a sold out arena, the band have the songs and musicianship to command an audience and connect with people who will return for more.

After playing many major festivals including Glastonbury, Isle of Wight and the Olympic games, the band were chosen by The Kaiser Chiefs as one of the top unsigned acts in the UK, declaring them, “destined for big things”.

With the release of ‘Grow’, the anticipation is that the UK’s best kept secret is about to be let out.

“One of the best live acts in the country” – The Daily Telegraph

“Love the soul in the music” – Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2

“Great band, great dynamics” – Zoe Ball, BBC Radio 1 & 2

“Wille is a superb slide player, I love what these guys are doing” – Joe Bonamassa

“The new Seasick Steve…destined for big things” – The Kaiser Chiefs

“Mind blowing” – Deep Purple

Wille And The Bandits ‘Grow’ – Track listing:

1. Got To Do Better
2. Gyspy Woman
3. Try To Be Yourself
4. Under The Grove
5. Butterfly For A Day
6. Still Go Marching In
7. Why’d You Do It
8. Son Of The Gun
9. Keep Moving On

Wille and the Bandits 2013 UK tour dates:

(Dates and information subject to change.)

November 2013

1 The Acorn, Penzance
2 Louisiana, Bristol
3 Cavern, Exeter
5 The Winchester, Bournemouth
6 The Bullingdon Arms, Oxford
7 The Islington, London
8 Farnham Maltings, Farnham
9 Bridport Arts Centre, Bridport
10 The Cellars, Eastney
12 The Greystones, Sheffield
13 Brudenell 2, Leeds
14 The Bodega, Nottingham
15 The Met, Bury
16 The Cluny 2, Newcastle
17 The Continental, Preston
20 The Bicycle Shop, Norwich
21 The Hare & Hounds, Birmingham
22 Westcoast Bar, Margate
23 The Brass Monkey, Hastings
24 The Latest Bar, Brighton

For the latest tour dates and information, please go to:

Wille and the Bandits Official Website

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