Wille & The Bandits return with new line-up in 2020

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 enthusiasms and songwriting sensibilities.

Following the release of their critically acclaimed album “Paths,” Wille & The Bandits return to tour the UK from February to April 2020. Dates include Manchester (28 February), Glasgow (7 March), Cardiff(14 March) and London (20 March). Tickets are available from www.willeandthebandits.com.

Check out the new line-up in this live video –

YouTube Link – https://youtu.be/43QJwDucNnE

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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.

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 PurpleStatus QuoJoe 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.


TICKETS: www.willeandthebandits.com


The Musician, Leicester Wednesday 26 February
The Greystones, Sheffield Thursday 27 February
The Deaf Institute, Manchester Friday 28 February
Liverpool Philharmonic, Liverpool Saturday 29 February
The Robin 2, Bilston Wednesday 4 March
Irish Centre, Leeds Thursday 5 March
The Cluny, Newcastle Friday 6 March
The Blue Arrow, Glasgow Saturday 7 March
Inchyra Arts Club, Inverness Monday 9 March
St Boswells Live, St Boswells Tuesday 10 March
The Grand, Clitheroe Wednesday 11 March
The Flowerpot, Derby Thursday 12 March
Guildhall, Gloucester Friday 13 March
The Moon, Cardiff Saturday 14 March
The Star, Guildford Wednesday 18 March
Elsewhere, Margate Thursday 19 March
The 100 Club, London Friday 20 March
The Palladium Club, Bideford Wednesday 25 March
Exeter Phoenix, Exeter Thursday 26 March
The Junction, Plymouth Friday 27 March
Old Bakery Studios, Truro Saturday 28 March
Ropetackle Arts Centre, Shoreham Wednesday 1 April
The Bullingdon, Oxford Thursday 2 April
The Tivoli, Wimborne Friday 3 April
Thekla, Bristol Saturday 4 April

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