Ezio + Wills and the Willing - Live

Thursday 15th March 2018

Recorded in the company of house-trained rabbits on an industrial estate in Cambridge, Daylight Moon, Ezio's ninth studio album is their most personal yet.

Live: Ezio, Wills and the Willing

Venue: The Half Moon, 93 Lower Richmond Rd Putney, London, SW15 1EU, United Kingdom

Tickets: Advance (+B/F): GBP 12.5 Door: GBP 15

Time: 8pm - 11pm

The visceral honesty of frontman Ezio Lunedei's lyrics is laid bare in tracks like ‘Indian', an ode to feeling overcome by forces beyond his control, and ‘Dirty Little Secret', a Nick-Drake-esque ditty where he tries to unpick the emotions of an unnamed muse that he just can't quite suss out.

In their 26-year career, the band have made a habit of dabbling in any style of music that takes their fancy; Daylight Moon is no different. From the crunching blues-rock guitars of ‘Crushed' to the jazz rhythms of ‘The Gypsy Song', there's plenty of genre hopping on show here.

What's always set Ezio apart is the connection between Lunedei and guitarist Booga. The frontman's rich tenor and complex acoustic guitar work is complimented by Booga's incessant lead guitar; regularly squeezing in an extra note that shouldn't be possible, but somehow managing to work. One could try and compare him to other great guitarists, but they would be wasting their time – Booga truly has a unique style, and it needs to be witnessed in the flesh.

Wills and the Willing
Ian Wills' sometimes brutal, sometimes apocalyptic and at all times personal lyrics are known for knocking down doors. Together with a live show that ensures all that see it are left with a feeling tomorrow will be a better day for the night out they have just had. Never one to shy away from his many addictions and demons, when all is said and done Ian's drug of choice is life.

The Sunday Times Magazine described Ian as the 'Ian Dury of the 21st Century' in response Ian was quoted:

"If there is a book of 100,000 names of musicians, Ian Dury was page one and I was page 100,000, the fact I was in the same book as Ian Dury would be good enough for me'

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Last Update: 2018-02-12 00:00:00

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