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Friday 24th February, 2017
WILLE & THE BANDITS
With their fresh approach to blues rock music, Wille and the Bandits have been assertively carving a place for themselves in Europe’s music scene, developing a reputation as one of the best live acts around and capturing the imagination and interest of music lovers right across the globe.
“One of the best Live acts in the country” Daily Telegraph
The band were listed in the top ten must see bands at Glastonbury 2014 by BBC Radio 1 and were personally invited to perform on the German TV show Rockpalast; a musical institution of global import. In 2016, Wille & The Bandits played a stunning show at St Boswells Live! since when we have been inundated with requests to bring them back.
Essentially, Wille and the Bandits is a classic blues rock three piece, much in the vein of Cream or The Jimi Hendrix Experience and like these bands is pushing at the boundaries of their genre. Wille and the Bandits take their sound way beyond what is expected of such a traditional line up.
The band combines three talented and committed musicians who come from very different musical backgrounds. Wille’s exquisite slide guitar playing and powerful vocals are given perfect momentum with Andy’s innovative drumming, while virtuoso Matt, with his 6 string bass and double bass, adds a class and polish rarely seen in a Rock act. The great musicianship with infectious songs has inspired praise from Rock legends such as Ian Paice, Joe Bonamassa and Francis Rossi.
“Wille is a suberb slide player, I love what these guys are doing” Joe Bonamassa
“Love the soul in their music” Bob Harris
Throughout a performance the band can be seen playing a range of instruments, sometimes simultaneously, sometimes switching between various guitars, basses and percussion within the same song, giving the audience a complete performance which has seen the popularity of Wille and the Bandits grow at an exceptional rate.
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Saturday 8th April
A brilliant double header, from SUNJAY and HUSH HUSH
Here, for a much sought-after return visit is SUNJAY, a blues / folk guitarist and singer of remarkable versatility and skill, with an eclectic mix of standards, covers and self-penned songs that shows a performer that is just getting better and better.
With a relaxed and confident manner, vocal style and mastery of his instrument he walks onto a stage and addresses the audience as though he is sitting down to play music with a group of close friends; a completely natural approach for a young man who picked up the guitar when he was just 4 years old and hasn’t put it down since.
Along with Sunjay are a heavily blues soaked group of some of the finest roots musicians in Scotland.
TICKETS AVAILABLE FROM THE MUSICGLUE WEBSITE (link) priced £10 (£6 under 18s)
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