Willy Pete is in working on their 2nd full length recording project. In order to capture the full scope of the life of a warrior and put it on this project, the band traveled to Germany. From April 27 to May 9 They spent time in Ramstein and Landstuhl interacting with wounded, vets, active duty and many more. Between playing shows and hearing stories they were able to write 8 brand new songs that will be included in the album. Keep you eye out in early 2016 for Willy Pete's sophomore cd release.
Willy Pete is a network of professional musicians, singers, songwriters and artists who donate their time to give back to the American warrior. The band is assembled from musicians and artist from all across the country. The best of the best come together to create a "super band" of sorts in order to provide quality entertainment for troops and their families. They have performed at military hospitals, high schools, chapels, clubs, USO stations and have worked with MWR, USO, Wounded Warrior Project, Red Cross and other amazing organizations that help to raise moral in our armed forces.
In 2004 Willy Pete visited Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany where they went room to room playing for wounded warriors. This was the ignition point for a career of serving troops. In 2010 the band began a partnership with the USO & Wounded Warrior Project performing a various events. These partnerships have resulted in Willy Pete performing 2-3 tours to Europe per year for 5 years and numerous shows in the States.
In addition to bringing "a little bit of home" through their music Willy Pete has worked with companies to provide free guitars, CDs, T-Shirts and other gifts to the troops and their family members. Some of the companies have included Red Bull, NASCAR, Harley Davidson, Copely Guitars, M&Ms, Dinsey and Margaritaville.
The band is versatile and is able to adapt to any need the venue has. From a single singer/songwriter to a small acoustic set to a full on 6 piece rock band. Some of the songs in their set list are as follows:
Summer of '69, Beat It, Free Falling, Hysteria, Jailhouse Rock, My Town, Live Like you Were Dying, Livin' on a Prayer, One Headlight, I'm Alright, Hey Jude, Sweet Home Alabama, We're an American Band, Hard to Handle, Devil Went Down to Georgia, Folcom Prison Blues, Higher Ground, and more...
In May 2015 a group of Willy Pete songwriters spent a week in Ramstein & Landstuhl, Germany writing songs about and for the American warrior. The sophomore Willy Pete CD is in pre-preproduction, will include the best inspirational original songs and will feature the most accomplished and talented artists. Set to be released in 2016 be on the lookout for a Willy Pete tour in your area.