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saw Whitney Rose and her band make their Sheffield debut on their first UK tour, whilst A Prayer Away played their very first show. The one thing that wasn’t new at The Greystones yesterday was a fine evening of music from two great bands. Thanks to everybody that was there to enjoy it with us.

WagonWheel Presents… will be doing it all again on Saturday June 3rd in the company of The Clench, Bob Collum & The Welfare Mothers and Andy P. Davison. Full details for this show can be found here. Good times guaranteed, we hope you can join us again.

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a sprinkling of new songs, but still the fine show we’ve come to expect from Rachel Ries, who returned to The Greystones last night in her new guise of Her Crooked Heart (complete with Sarah Smout on cello once again). Thanks to Rachel, Sarah, the Torn Sail two for a spellbinding opening set, and those who made it out to support live music on a warm Wednesday night.

It will be Wednesday once again when WagonWheel Presents… is back at The Greystones on May 24th. It’ll be a first visit to Sheffield for Canadian songstress Whitney Rose and her band, with support coming from A Prayer Away (new project from Jody Davies of The Fargo Railroad Co. & King Quentin). You can find a full preview for this show here. Maybe we’ll see you then?

 

that aren’t really Sunday nights are always a good thing. But a Bank Holiday eve in the company of John Statz and The Fargo Railroad Co. is even better as last night at The Greystones proved. Thanks to John, Fargo, and everybody that came along too for another great evening.

WagonWheel Presents… returns to The Backroom on Wednesday May 10th when Rachel Ries comes back to Sheffield with new songs and a new band name, performing now as Her Crooked Heart. Huw Costin opens the show. Full details can be found here. Maybe we’ll see you there?

 

and no there isn’t a hole on The Greystones stage, Mr Richard Kitson more than makes up for in quality song writing and the gift of the gab. He can play a guitar a bit too. Another excellent “Evening With…” himself last night, along with guests Joe Solo, Georgina Gilmartin plus bonus offerings from Richard & Georgina’s Recharging Radios project and a cheeky Fargo number to finish off. Big thanks to all who played and everyone that joined us.

Next for WagonWheel Presents… we return to The Greystones on Sunday April 30th when John Statz comes to Sheffield as part of his European tour for brand new album The Fire Sermon. Opening the show will be The Fargo Railroad Co. with an acoustic set. You can find full details for this show here. See you then?

or certainly felt like it, but our 2017 shows at The Greystones finally got under way last night, and what a way to start. A fantastic set from the Vera Van Heeringen trio followed a fine opening spot from Adam Myers & Emma Johnstone. Thanks to them and all who came along to enjoy it with us.

WagonWheel Presents… is back at The Greystones on Friday April 7th for the return of the Yorkshire Bluesman Richard Kitson. Joining him for the evening will be Joe Solo and Georgina Gilmartin, we hope you can too. Full details for the show can be found here.

 

and pretty high too. 2017 you have a lot to follow. A fantastic night with the ever wonderful Wild Ponies, following on from some fine work by Roaming Son opening the show with an acoustic set. Big thanks as always to both of them and all of you who made it out to Shakespeares to join us.

WagonWheel Presents… returns to The Greystones for our next show on Saturday March 25th when we welcome Vera Van Heeringen plus Adam Myers & Emma Johnstone. You can find full details for this show here. See you then?

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well from our point of view at least. We’ve enjoyed 25 fantastic live shows in total, featuring 55 different acts, including 9 new faces and a few old friends we’ve not seen in quite a while. We started the year with our first Weekender at The Greystones, and enjoyed another full day of Tramlines action at Shakespeares too.

2017 has a lot to follow, but the shows we’ve confirmed so far are going some way towards that. Lined up at present we have:

Wild Ponies + Roaming Son (acoustic) @ Shakespeares, Friday February 3rd Doors 8pm £10adv £12otd

Vera Van Heeringen @ The Greystones, Saturday March 25th Doors 7.45pm £8adv £10otd

Richard Kitson + Joe Solo + Georgina Gilmartin @ The Greystones, Friday April 7th Doors 7.45pm £4adv £5otd

John Statz + The Fargo Railroad Co. (acoustic) @ The Greystones, Sunday April 30th Doors 7.45pm £7adv £9otd

Whitney Rose @ The Greystones, Wednesday May 24th Doors 7.45pm £10adv £12otd

Bob Collum & The Welfare Mothers @ The Greystones, Saturday June 3rd Doors 7.45pm £5adv £6otd

Southern Tenant Folk Union @ The Greystones, Sunday September 10th Doors 7.45pm £12adv £14otd

Tickets for all the above shows are on sale now at http://www.wegottickets.com/wagonwheelpresents  Tickets for shows at The Greystones are also available in person from the venue between 12-6pm.

That just leaves us with a few thank yous, to everybody that’s played a show, been to a show, written about a show, shared thoughts, photos, posts and generally supported in any way. Thank you. Please keep up the likes, shares, re-posts etc., they’re more important than ever.

Word of mouth is vital to shows like ours and anything that helps get new faces through the door (and keeps old ones coming back) is greatly appreciated. Without people turning up, there will be no shows. You can find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, or sign up to the newsletter here.

Merry Christmas to you all, see you in 2017?

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