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, 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.
“The Kaiser Chiefs called these guys the new Seasick Steve, but they are much, much more than that; surely designed for big things”
Classic Rock Magazine