The Thekla Archives: 2015

Will & The People, Thekla presents Will & The People: 14+ event

  • Friday 17th April 2015
  • Supported by: Matt Sellors


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Will And The People is a British band formed in 2010. The band consists of Will Rendle (lead singer, guitar and bass), Jim Ralphs (Hammondorgan and Melodica), Charlie Harman (drums) and Jamie Rendle (guitar). They met at the Glastonbury Festival in 2010 and moved to a village westside of London where they live, rehearse and write.

Will and the People present ‘Whistleblower’ - 12 irrefutable reasons why they are one of the UK’s most inspirational bands. Having skanked, bopped and pogo’d their way over 4 continents in the past few years- completely self funded and with no backing from record labels if ever there was a band that can be truly called ‘organic’ then this is them! WATP are a non-conformist 4-piece band that stick true to an exuberant, integral and timeless output, shunning the pressures of attempting to sound like the latest buzz band – and they’ve been duly rewarded. The band have amassed considerable success in Europe and Worldwide, simultaneously preserving their dedicated UK fanbase by way of countless gigs and festival bookings. Performing perpetually across the globe, sharing stages with the likes of Green Day, Ben Howard, Foo Fighters and The Police, they’ve a cult-like international fanbase, touring in Australia (twice), India, Cambodia, Vietnam and Singapore. In Holland the band sold-out a 10 date tour and played all the major festivals – headlining the main stage at PinkPop Festival (50,000 cap). WATP’s success isn’t exclusively continental, their past six London gigs sold-out tickets purely from their own website, as well as recent sold-out UK tour. WATP have gone wherever the fans have requested and are blessed with an avid fanbase, worldwide chart entries with millions of YouTube hits. WATP will travel from playing to 50,000 people in Europe, to a tiny bar in east London the next day and still deliver an unpredictable, mesmerizing show.

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The Grove, Bristol BS1 4RB
Doors 7:00pm
Ages 14+

Advance tickets available from:
Bristol Ticket Shop
0844 871 881