GOING to a Wille and the Bandits gig is like going on a journey.

This is what lead singer, Wille Edwards feels the audience do when they come to see them live.

You can see the band, Wille Edwards, Matthew Brooks and Andrew Naumann when they appear at Bridgwater Arts Centre at 7pm on February 10.

The group has released their brand new live album “Living Free” this February to coincide with a European tour to promote the record and it will only initially be sold at the gigs.

Wille said: “We will be selling the double disc CD at the shows. It is a alive album and has been put together using the best songs we have performed on stage over the last two years.

“You cannot always get the same energy in a studio and we are very much a live band and certainly have a live energy when we perform.”

The bands musical sound was described as being ‘ a sort of fusion of different rock, blues and a bit of wild music’.

Wille said: We do wrote songs which are current and about environmental issues. They are a commentary and we try and do as much as we can to make a difference. I think we do make a difference and maybe our fans consciously or sub-consciously make a change themselves. They might not always like the lyrics but they like the melody or the music.

“I am a sensitive and emotional person and when I am doing my writing music does make you think and feel differently. When you watch a film you can be moved but mostly you are moved because of the music which accompanies the scene.

“Music can effect your mood differently at different times. It can make you happy or give you energy and make you feel more confident.

“Music has always been important to me.

“I remember when I was younger listening to Jimi Hendrix in my dad’s car and it was so emotional and powerful.

“It was the same when I listened to Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon for the first time.

“Both these have been a big influence on our music.”

Tickets £12. Buy tickets online at bridgwaterartscentre.co.uk or call 01278 422700.