The man is always on the move, but there is no whining, there is whining: Wille Edwards is a rough-and-ready singer à la John Mellencamp, guitarist in best Ry-Cooder manner and mastermind of the trio Wille And The Bandits founded in 2007. "I am an urban hippie despite my beloved wife and equally beloved two-year-old daughter," laughs the 33-year-old. "It's incredible fun for me to stand on a stage somewhere in the world every evening to confront myself with myself for two hours. That's a lot of work. And it is the most beautiful state I know of, packed with emotions, energy, ecstasy. You can't get closer to your ego anywhere."
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The man is constantly on the road, but there is no whining, quite the opposite: Wille Edwards, rough-and-ready singer à la John Mellencamp, congenial guitarist in the best Ry-Cooder manner and mastermind of the English trio Wille And The Bandits, completes the interview backstage immediately after a performance. In this case, people meet behind the scenes of the Burg Herzberg Festival, at which the three bandits, although set for the afternoon, received euphoric applause from thousands of spectators.
"I'm an urban hippie," laughs the 31-year-old broadly over his likeable face. "It gives me unbelievable fun to stand on a stage every evening and confront myself with myself for two hours. That's a lot of work. And it's the most beautiful state I know of, packed with emotion, energy, ecstasy. You can't get closer to your ego anywhere."
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eclipsed is a music magazine based in Aschaffenburg and has been on the German market since 2000. It is aimed at friends of sophisticated rock music who want to go on a new acoustic voyage of discovery month after month.
eclipsed deals in detail with the rock greats of the 60s and 70s in the areas of art rock, prog, psychedelic, blues, classic, hard rock and much more as well as with the current scene in these areas.