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May 29th, 2015
Wille & The Bandits »

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Free Before 9pm, £4 Thereafter

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Having toured their eclectic sound with the likes of Deep Purple, Joe Bonamassa, The John Butler Trio and Status Quo; reached number 2 in the UK blues charts; played countless critically acclaimed sets at major music festivals; and been invited to perform at the London Olympics, Wille and the Bandits, without any label backing or injected hype, have built something special, a reputation built on word of mouth for delivering the goods time and time again. The DIY approach takes time, but with every passing day their fan base grows and so does the belief that they will be gracing Europe’s famous arenas very soon.

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“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

The band are renowned for creating an astonishingly huge sound for a trio, incorporating hypnotic grooves from world music to heavy rock. The band may use wailing guitars and vocals, six string bass and big drum sounds for heavier numbers and subtler instruments such as double bass, ethnic percussion and various slide guitars for mellower subtleties.

The band has been praised in the press for their albums; bursting at the seams with textures, originality and soul. Rock legends such as Ian Paice, Joe Bonamassa and Francis Rossi have also praised the band’s musicianship.

“Wille is a suberb slide player, I love what these guys are doing”Joe Bonamassa

“Love the soul in their music”Bob Harris

It’s rare to find a band as dynamic as Wille and the Bandits, one that is just as comfortable and as impressive at both ends of the sonic spectrum. In the modern age of disposable music it is refreshing to hear a band that still value the art of creating albums and who continue to bring new instruments and ideas into their songwriting rather than settling for a tried and tested formula. Ten seconds of Youtube will not scratch the surface of the band’s sound and message; this is a band that is very much about discovery.

The band also use being an independent act to their advantage with their last single “Trouble down the line”, released to raise money for the flood victims in the South west of England. As the campaign continues into the tour in October, the band hope to have raised a significant amount of money for a good cause.

Wille and the Bandits have started to gather wider attention with National radio stations in the UK, Belgium and Germany spinning their tracks and radio one listing them as one of the acts to watch out for at Glastonbury 2014:

Voted number 6 in the top ten must see bands at Glastonbury Festival 2014BBC Radio 1

The band seem to have created something that is not an appeal to a particular generation or muso type, their audiences are packed with people from all walks of life, their music crosses cultural and age barriers. The band were picked by the Daily Telegraph as “one of the best live acts in the country” and have now put their live sound to disc with “Live in Gouvy” which was recorded in an intimate, yet famous venue called Ferme de la Madelonne, a working farm in the middle of the Ardenne forest in Belgium. The venue was chosen because of its 40 year heritage of hosting top musicians and its unbelievable acoustics and character. The band wanted a venue where they could literally stare into the audiences’ eyes and feel the energy of the gig and this is exactly what happened. The album will only be available in the UK at the live shows throughout the UK tour in October.



*Entry is free before 9pm & £4 after. These tickets are designed to guarantee entry after 9 should the venue be at capacity. No refund will be given to early arrivals. For more information please visit our website www.telfordswarehouse.com or call us on 01244 390 090

Please note the event begins at 21:00 with support from local DJ’s. Live music begins at 22:00.

June 5th, 2015
Rackhouse Pilfer »

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Free Before 9pm, £4 Thereafter

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The rise of RACKHOUSE PILFER is unstoppable. They have been enthralling crowds throughout Ireland and Nashville and were Special Guests to Imelda May at SLIGO LIVE in October where they were a big hit with the audience, so much so that Imelda May invited them to join her for other dates.

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RACKHOUSE PILFER formed in 2012 by the fireside of McGarrigles bar in Sligo, performing an acoustic set of bluegrass and folk hits from their favourite Americana artists. It wasn’t long before they had to be plugged in to be heard due to their growing popularity. In that short time they have supported Imelda May, Paul Brady, Mundy, Royseven, Beoga, Birds of Chicago (USA), Cabin Collective, Leo Moran of the Saw Doctors, Steve Craddock Band Band (of Ocean Colour Scene). They have shared the stage with Kila, Brian Kennedy, Jack L, Fiachna O’Braonain, Eleanor McEvoy, Republic of Loose, Sandy Kelly, Charlie McGettigan, Lumiere. As well as their nationwide tour, fans will also see them support Damien Dempsey.

March 2013 saw the release of their debut album “Back to the country”, filling the Model Arts Centre, Sligo to capacity. ‘Back to the Country’ was warmly received by critics with Americana UK magazine giving it 7/10.

Following the release of their first album RACKHOUSE PILFER took their electric and energetic stage show to some of Irelands biggest festivals and venues including the world famous Omagh Folk Park Bluegrass festival, Body and Soul, Sligo Live 2012 and 2013 where they opened for headliner Imelda May, Monaghan Blues Festival, Whelan’s, The Empire, Monroe’s, Crane Lane and many more. They set off on their first European tour in the summer of 2013, performing at festivals in Italy, Switzerland and France which included a storming performance and standing ovation at ‘La Roche Sur Foron’ – widely regarded as Europe’s biggest Bluegrass Festival.

January 2014 saw RACKHOUSE PILFER jet off to Nashville, Tennessee to record their new album of all original tracks entitled “LOVE AND HAVOC” at Alex the Great studios with producer Brad Jones. Brad has worked with a long list of Pop, Rock and Alternative Country artists including Steve Earl, John Prine, John Hiatt, Josh Rouse and Bobby Bare Jr. “LOVE AND HAVOC” features 12 tracks penned by RACKHOUSE PILFER, most of which feature the stomping uproar you might expect from this band, but there are a few twists to the plot. While in Nashville RACKHOUSE PILFER were invited to play at the legendary Station Inn, Nashville’s most famous traditional Bluegrass venue where over the years the best of the best in this genre have graced its stage. They were also asked to perform on the “Viva Nashvegas” live internet stream music show. At the Station Inn they played to a star studded audience including actress Mary Steenburgen, musical legends, cast members and the production team of the TV show ‘Nashville’. They were invited to perform on stage with an all-star band which included Jeff Hanna (lead singer with the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band), Fred Eltringham (Drummer with Sheyl Crow), Mike Bub (Bass player, Steve Earle Band & Del McCoury Band), Legendary Guitarist Guthrie Trapp and many more. This was followed by an invitation on stage as guests at the Grand Ole Opry by Country Music Legend George Hamilton the IV.

They were invited to perform with John Carter-Cash, son of Johnny Cash as his special guests together with Raelyn Nelson, Granddaughter of Willie Nelson.

The legendary Harold Bradley features on two of the tracks from their new album ‘LOVE AND HAVOC’. Harold Bradley, now 88 years old is regarded by many as being the most recorded guitar player in history and played on many hit records with Elvis, Roy Orbison, Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline and Jerry Lee lewis among others. If you’ve ever listened to any of these artists then you have heard Harold Bradley play. Harold was most famous for inventing a style called ‘Tic Tac’ bass guitar and he joined Rackhouse Pilfer at their recording session in Nashville to play his legendary ‘Tic Tac’ guitar on two of the album tracks “Angela” and “Me and a Polar Bear”. Having Harold Bradley record with the band on these two songs was a real honour for Rackhouse Pilfer.

Sligo film maker Colin Gillen travelled to Nashville to document Rackhouse Pilfer as part of a film documentary about the band which will be released following the album launch.

RACKHOUSE PILFER write, record and perform all of their own songs. Some of their influences include Bruce Springsteen, Steve Earl, Ryan Adams and John Hiatt. Their line-up is Leon Mooney – acoustic guitar, harmonica and vocals, Willie Kelly – acoustic guitar, drums and vocals, Fiachra Cunningham – fiddle, dobro, and vocals, Mark McGovern – tenor/5 string banjo and vocals, Leslie Jones – Mandolin and vocals and Hugh Feely – double bass and vocals.

“LOVE AND HAVOC” will be available in stores and digitally online from 28th March 2014.

*Entry is free before 9pm & £4 after. These tickets are designed to guarantee entry after 9 should the venue be at capacity. No refund will be given to early arrivals. For more information please visit our website www.telfordswarehouse.com or call us on 01244 390 090

Please note the event begins at 21:00 with support from local DJ’s. Live music begins at 22:00.

June 6th, 2015
Broken 3 Ways »

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Free Before 9pm, £4 Thereafter

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Broken 3 Ways, a 7-piece ska-punk, rasta-funk outfit from the Wirral, UK are living proof that raw talent, ambition and honesty can still prevail in an ailing music industry. It is no surprise that their energetic live performance has helped grow a loyal fan base throughout the Wirral and Liverpool music scene.

Their signature sound in captures the raw essence of Ska-Punk with hard hitting dual vocals, Skanking guitars and addictive brass that take their influence from bands such as Streetlight manifesto, Sublime, Rancid, Reel big fish and Capdown.

Since 2008 the band have played hundreds of shows, supporting bands such as The Skints. In 2013 the band settled as 7-piece that include Jay Peers Bow (Vox & Sax), Scott Hyland (Vox & Guitar), Jay Aldred (Trumpet), Chris Gartman (Guitar), Fal (Bass), Shaun Price (Keys) and Ben Green (Drums).

In the summer of 2013 they enjoyed performing at a string of festivals across the North West including Zanzifest, Fort Perch Rocks and headline slots at The Gathering, Port Life and Summer Jam festivals. They plan to release their first self funded EP in early 2014 accompanied by a video.

“The best new band breaking out of the North West in 2014?
Antipop Records

“Broken 3 Ways are catchy ska punk at its best and the band everyone wants as their best friends. More than a band they are fast becoming an institution. You know the songs, you know the dances and it all comes together to make them one of the best live bands around”Northern Shout Promotions