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On July 22nd WagonWheel Presents… returns to Shakespeares with WagonWheel’s Sunday Social. Featuring two stages of great live music from 2pm, entry is free all day. No wristbands required, all are welcome for good times and good tunes.

Joining us this year upstairs in the Bard’s Bar will be The Fargo Railroad Co., Ash Mountain, Buffalo Ghost, Tsar Nicholas III & The Exiles, Richard Dilks & The Revelators and Hungarian Lanterns. The outdoor Stable Yard stage will see sets from Hazjak, Boss Caine, Andy P. Davison, Charlie Tophill, William Barstow and Gemma Gray.


***THE FARGO RAILROAD COMPANY*** : 9.30pm Bard’s Bar

The Fargo Railroad Co. are a southern rock / Americana inspired 4 piece band from Sheffield, UK. Established in 2013 they have already gathered a loyal fan base and continue to add to their numbers playing shows throughout the UK. They share a distinct and united love of music with a breadth of appreciation that is truly eclectic – all of this has come together to form their current sound, which has settled in the broad and deep ocean of Southern Rock.



***ASH MOUNTAIN*** : 7.40pm Bard’s Bar

Staring into the Manchester drizzle you’d be hard pushed not to dream of sunnier climes. In the case of Ash Mountain, the band couldn’t afford the airfare, so it’s a tequila drenched desert scene of an imagined America for them.



***BUFFALO GHOST*** : 6.00pm Bard’s Bar

Singer/songwriter Joe Armitage made a solo return this June after more than seven years since his last show. Joe has recently been working on new material under the name of Buffalo Ghost, a project set to debut today as a full band bringing to life the recordings currently under production with various musical collaborators.



***TSAR NICHOLAS III & THE EXILES*** : 4.50pm Bard’s Bar

Comparisons are made with Tom Waits, Nick Cave and Johnny Cash. But imagine they were from the North of England and grew up with acid house and cheap Netto Scotch and turned that experience into something thrilling and feeling and melodic and powerful. The live shows are loose, edgy, raucous and never the same twice. Lo-fi, ramshackle, roughly cut diamonds of songs.



***RICHARD DILKS & THE REVELATORS*** : 3.40pm Bard’s Bar

A singer/songwriter who delivers masterfully crafted songs with passion and commitment. A part of the legacy of Guthrie onwards, and he wears it well but is not hampered by it – his music is his is own. Contemporary yet timeless.



***HUNGARIAN LANTERNS*** : 2.30pm Bard’s Bar

Hungarian Lanterns are a Sheffield and Berlin based musical project featuring the songs and vocals of sought after lyricist and award-winning comedian Anthony J. Brown, who also writes words for several German groups. Named after a line in Leonard Cohen’s ‘Take This Waltz’, Hungarian Lanterns music is poignant and full of melodic minor key tunes laced with evocative texts.



***HAZJAK*** : 8.30pm Stable Yard

Hazjak is a new duo for 2018 comprising Steve Chapman Smith (guitar, bouzouki and vocals) and Lynne O’Malley (keyboards, vocals and percussion). Strong harmonies rooted in the folk, Americana, blues and roots genre.



***BOSS CAINE*** 6.50pm Stable Yard

Boss Caine is the main musical vehicle of hard living, permanently gigging, story telling, troubadouring, award winning, UK singer songwriter, Daniel Lucas. He is often joined by any number of incredibly talented guest musicians.



***ANDY P. DAVISON*** 5.30pm Stable Yard

When he’s not playing shows as part of The Black Thunder Revue, Andy flies solo with his trusty resonator guitar. The sound is rooted in Blues and Rock ‘n’ Roll, but draws on many styles.



***CHARLIE TOPHILL*** 4.20pm Stable Yard

Charlie Tophill was raised in the penny arcades of a stony-beached seaside town in Kent. It was in this salty backwater that she first began singing for shrapnel and playing guitar for pennies. Charlie performs her quirky brand of indie-pop with charm and humour, strumming out cheerful pessimism on an acoustic guitar. Her songs vacillate between light-hearted observation and intense feeling; catchy melodies and lyrically erudite songs delivered with honesty and warmth.



***WILLIAM BARSTOW*** 3.10pm Stable Yard

William Barstow has recorded and played live throughout the country with former bands The Dead Delta and The Ruby Jacks. Throughout this period he complied a selection of bluesy folk songs that didn’t fit into the framework of a hardened rock band but require a more intimate and spacious setting. His most recent release is The Hummingbird EP.



***GEMMA GRAY*** 2.00pm Stable Yard

Gemma Gray plays Americana & folk tunes inspired by Stateside travels. Some of those songs formed the basis of debut EP My Joshua Tree that was released earlier this year.



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