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but thanks to everybody that joined us last Thursday at Shakespeares, especially of course to M.G. Boulter, Adam Myers and Arcana Valley for providing some fine musical entertainment.

It’s been a busy week since then but normal service is resumed this coming Saturday. We return to the Bard’s Bar to kick off the tenth year of WagonWheel shows in the company of Case Hardin, Dennis Ellsworth and E.R. Thorpe. You can read a full preview for this show here. Maybe we’ll see you there?

WWP 22.10.15


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all too briefly, but it was fun while it lasted. Big thanks to The Rosellys, Mat Wale & Friends plus everybody that joined us at The Greystones last night for our only show this month. It certainly wasn’t a bad way to spend a Tuesday night.

WagonWheel Presents… returns on Thursday October 22nd when we welcome M.G. Boulter, Garforth & Myers plus Arcana Valley to Shakespeares. You can find more details for this show and our final run for 2015 over on the Gigs page. Maybe we’ll see you at one of them?

WWP 08.09.15

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On Thursday October 22nd, WagonWheel Presents… welcomes acclaimed singer/songwriter M.G. Boulter back to Shakespeares. A regular visitor to these parts as front man of The Lucky Strikes and noted side man/band member for the likes of Neil McSweeney and Simone Felice, tonight he returns for a solo show ahead of the release of his latest album. Joining him for the Sheffield leg of his tour will be Adam Myers of  Garforth & Myers plus Arcana Valley. Advance tickets priced at £6 are available from http://www.wegottickets.com/event/330633 or entry on the night will be £8. Doors open 8pm.


***M.G. BOULTER***

M.G. BoulterM G Boulter is a songwriter and musician who currently lives on the outer reaches of the Thames coast in England.

M G’s first collection of songs was released in 2008 under the moniker, Blue Vinyl Island. The follow up, The Whispering Pines, was released by Stovepony Records in 2012 and continued the exploration of lo-fi roots recordings that was started in Blue Vinyl Island. Third solo album, The Water or the Wave, was released by Harbour Song Records in 2013. M G recruited various friends and colleagues for the album sessions, including Lucky Strikes compatriot Paul Ambrose, Bryony Afferson and Lizzy O’Connor from London folk and bluegrass band Troubadour Rose and, by no means least, legendary Dire Straits and Bob Dylan drummer Pick Withers. This eclectic cast helped Matthew create a work of considerable warmth and subtlety.

As a player of an array of stringed instruments, M G Boulter has also worked alongside many other artists including Conor Oberst, Neil McSweeney, Duke and the King and Rosalie Deighton, while remaining a long standing member of the Simone Felice Group.

M G Boulter continues to tour and record with his band, The Lucky Strikes, first as bass player from 2006 then as singer and guitarist by 2009. The band has released four albums to date.

Gorgeous, in a wordUncut

When you hear an album that reminds you of your childhood and your dreams, the best film you’ve seen all year, your favourite record of all time, and your first love – that has to be a good dayNo Depression




Garforth & Myers
Rory Garforth & Adam Myers are the songwriting partnership at the helm of a folk/acoustic collective, involving musicians from all over the UK. With their base in South Yorkshire Garforth & Myers provide “lushly brewed melodious folk hypnosis; a multitude of and a masterclass in well crafted songs and understated delivery”. After initially meeting whilst involved IN separate musical projects Rory & Adam started working on material together.

The result was a sound reminiscent of 60’s psychedelic folk, carefully crafted multi part harmonies with long time band member Emma Johnstone, would form the basis of a selection of demo’s which attracted the attention of producers Keith Angel and Andy Seward; perhaps best known for their work with Jon Boden , Kate Rusby, Martin Simpson, John Tams, Chris Drever et al. Work started on putting together a self-financed album after months of writing, planning and preparation and features the talents of Devon based Nick Wyke and Becki Driscoll layering up lush string arrangements which has become integral to the sound.

With additions from Magazine’s Dave Formula on electric piano and hammond, Andy Seward on Double Bass, The Angel Brothers; Keith Angel on Drums and percussion and Dave Angel on Electric Guitar and not least the essential contributions from Peter Rophone on Electric Bass and Phil Gardiner on Piano the result was their self titled debut album.

Acoustic music like this and of this standard will always straddle the border between folk, pop, jazz etc and may even be popped into a new category altogether, whether it likes it or not. Cross pollination is always good though, especially if it draws audiences in from several directions. These particular ears are keen to hear more.Northern Sky

Tonight Adam plays a solo set.




Arcana Valley

Lil Gibbard and Chris Murphy are Arcana Valley, a Sheffield-based folk duo who write songs about displacement, fantasy, the sea and forests as well as odes to friends. Songs that are turbulent, dark but essentially optimistic.



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