WILLE & THE BANDITS RELEASE DEBUT US ALBUM PATHS OUT TODAY VIA CREATIVE ENTERTAINMENT NETWORK/THE ORCHARD
US TOUR STARTS ON AUGUST 24
“Socially aware lyrics and planet-hopping instrumentation makes for the most refreshing sound heard in ages” – Classic Rock Magazine
The UK based Wille & The Bandits have been busy making waves in the UK, today they release Paths in the US. The band will embark on their first run of US shows on August 24. “It’s a great honor to tour the USA, for us it’s a dream come true to play where so many of our musical idols come from” says Wille Edwards.
“With their first States-based single recently released, popular UK rockers Wille & The Bandits are crossing the pond and expanding their music on a global scale. From performing at the Glastonbury Festival to showcasing their musical talents at the London Olympics, the trio of undefinable genre hoppers have been wowing fans in their home country for nearly a decade, but now it’s time to take their rootsy vibe – to the United States, the country where much of their sonic influences originate from” – Open the Truck
See the video for their song “One Way” below:
Get the album here: https://orcd.co/paths
The band features Wille Edwards on lead vocals, electric and acoustic guitars, electric lap steel, dobro, Matt Brooks on bass and backing vocals, Andrew Naumann on drums, percussion and backing vocals. 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, Joe Bonamassa, the John Butler Trio, and Warren Haynes to name a few.
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
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.
August 24 Playing with Fire Festival Omaha, NE
August 25 Triple Crown Whisky Bar Davenport, AI
August 26 Rochaus West Dundee, IL
August 27 Melody Inn Indianapolis, IN
August 28 Brickyard BBQ & Bar Knoxville, TN
August 29 TBA Nashville, TN
August 30 Smith’s Atlanta, GA
August 31 The Cave Chapel Hill, NC
September 3 Iridium New York, NY
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