Wille & The Bandits + Frankie Forman - 16th March 2016
"These boys can sing like whisky angels" GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL
Classic blues rock three piece with a twist and in the Top 10 Must See Bands at Glastonbury 2014. Wille & The Bandits have an exponentially growing following for a sound that is in the tradition of Cream or The Jimi Hendrix Experience. The use of more bizarre instrumentation and eclectic influences often push them in to a more world music direction. Having toured with with artists from Deep Purple to the John Butler Trio and played major festivals across Europe, the band leave an astounding impression on audiences of all ages and musical backgrounds with their energetic and soulful performances.
They have received great critical acclaim:
"Wille is a superb slide player, I love what these boys are doing" JOE BONAMASSA
"Love the soul in their music" WHISPERING BOB HARRIS
"This incredibly talented band excels in playing not just one or two musical styles but in fact focus on several genres to an extremely high quality" MAVERICK MAGAZINE
"If Cream had spent more time on a beach in Newquay they might have sounded like this" BLUES MATTERS MAGAZINE
Wille & The Bankdits were supported by rising star Frankie Forman for this show. Frankie is a singer songwriter from London who started out singing in the bars and cafes of Montmartre in Paris at the age of 18. Returning to London she started two bands before going solo in 2014. With husky tones often compared to Lana Del Rey and Mazzy Star, Frankie's sound marks the place where trip hop, soul and bluesy rock and roll meet. She sold out the launch show for her second EP 'Hootch' last year and went on to perform at festivals across the country, from Camp Bestival to Boomtown.
Last autumn, Frankie announced a three month residency at the world famous Ronnie Scott's club and, fresh from the success of that, she joins us at the Arts Club. With work beginning now on her debut album, we are thrilled to have the opportunity of bringing her to Inchyra.