Wille & The Bandits
Fri. 3 October 2014 | 8 PM
Wille & the Bandits’ music covers a wide range of genres from rock to world music to blues and roots. With the versatility of Wille’s lap steel and guitar playing, the rhythmic diversity of percussionist Andrew Naumann and the sonic range of Matt Brooks’ upright bass and six string electric bass, they always keep audiences guessing – along with a huge selection of drums, guitars and effects pedals.
They have recorded two critically acclaimed albums, New Breed (2010) and Breakfree (2012), opened for Joe Bonamassa, Deep Purple, The John Butler Trio and completed two tours with Status Quo. The band have received critical acclaim and a growing loyal fan base wherever they have performed.
The Story of Wille & the Bandits began upon Wille’s decision to leave for Australia (his birth place) after he finished school in the UK, knowing his way around a guitar, and being able to sing a little he embarked on a mission to pay his way by busking. Skip forwards five years and Wille is now considered one of Europe’s finest slide guitar players.
Wille & the Bandits are on a journey, which has so far been miraculous – all achieved through hard work and a true passion for making music and melodies to make joyous, danceable pop music.`
- Norwich: Norwich Arts Centre, 51 St. Benedicts St, NR2 4PG
- Tickets £8. Available from Norwich Arts Centre or UEA box office
- 01603 660 352
- Level access to most areas. Disabled-access toilet. Hearing loop.
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