Wille & The Bandits’ ‘Solid Ground’ Coincides With Global Day Of Action For Climate Justice

Solid Ground‘, a track from taken from Wille & The Bandits‘ forthcoming album ‘When The World Stood Still‘, reflects the concern and hypocrisy that is felt when continuing with life as we know it, recognising that we are not acting to protect the planet for our children.

The single is currently streaming on Spotify: here

Solid Ground‘ was released on November 10th. The new album ‘When The World Stood Still‘ will be released by Fat Toad Records on January 28, 2022 via www.willeandthebandits.com 

As many of the world leaders meet to discuss climate change this powerful and emotive song, accompanied by an equally compelling video, aims to get the message across with music. Following in the footsteps of many great songs of the past, current issues should be at the forefront of music culture, driving change, not hiding in the shadows. Music is the voice of the people, let it be heard.

Says Wille Edwards, lead singer and guitarist of Wille & The Bandits, “Every time I look at my children and think of their future, I worry for them; that the world will be a very different place, one with more pain and suffering and I want to do what I can to help. Music is my way of trying to help the cause.

The song features Wille’s dynamic voice stating that he wants his children “walking on solid ground” and for any parent bringing children into this world there is always the anxiety of what world we are leaving for our children, even more so now with the “code red” warning given to humanity.

The song has shades of peak John Martyn about it and features a guitar solo which weeps and howls as if Peter Green has been transported back to planet earth. The video which accompanies the single features some of the tens of millions of people that took part in the “Global Day of Action for Climate Justice” across the world as well as many children who’s homemade made signs to ask leaders to act now. This movement needs a voice and music needs to be that voice.

Wille & The Bandits March & April 2022 UK Tour

With Special Guest Troy Redfern on all dates *except

Tickets – www.willeandthebandits.com

Palladium, Bideford

Friday 4 March 2022

Old Bakery, Truro
Saturday 5 March 2022

Phoenix, Exeter
Sunday 6 March 2022

The Musician, Leicester
Wednesday 9 March 2022

The Flowerpot, Derby
Thursday 10 March 2022

The Bullingdon, Oxford
Friday 11 March 2022

Philharmonic, Liverpool
Saturday 12 March 2022

Continental, Preston
Wednesday 16 March 2022

Bodega, Nottingham
Thursday 17 March 2022

Hug & Pint, Glasgow
Friday 18 March 2022

The Cluny, Newcastle
Saturday 19 March 2022

Elsewhere, Margate
Wednesday 23 March 2022

Junction, Cambridge
Thursday 24 March 2022

The 100 Club, London
Friday 25 March 2022

Thekla, Bristol
Saturday 26 March 2022

Guildhall, Gloucester
Wednesday 30 March 2022

The Greystones, Sheffield
Thursday 31 March 2022

Town Hall, Selby
Friday 1 April 2022

The Tivoli, Buckley
Saturday 2 April 2022

The Star, Guildford
Wednesday 6 April 2022

The Robin, Bilston

Thursday 7 April 2022

Arts Centre, Bridgwater
Friday 8 April 2022

Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon
Saturday 9 April 2022

*Nightrain, Bradford
Thursday 21 April 2022

*The Tivoli, Wimborne
Friday 22 April 2022

*Ropetackle, Brighton
Saturday 23 April 2022