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are worth waiting for, and that certainly proved to be the case with The Clench‘s return to live action at The Greystones last night. Not forgetting another two fine sets from Bob Collum & The Welfare Mothers and Andy P. Davison (or as he could well now be known, one half of The Andys along with Mr Dye!) who’d got the night under way. Certainly wasn’t a bad way to begin our run of three shows this month…

which leads us to Friday June 16th when WagonWheel Presents… returns to The Backroom for the visit of Otis Gibbs. Boss Caine will be opening this show, and you don’t want to miss it. Full details can be found here.

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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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On Saturday June 3rd, WagonWheel Presents… a fine triple bill at The Greystones. We’ve got cowboy tinged rock ‘n’ roll from The Clench, power pop spiked alt-country from Bob Collum & The Welfare Mothers, and blues from The Black Thunder Revue front man Andy P. Davison. Advance tickets priced at £5 are available from http://www.wegottickets.com/event/381431 and the venue (12-6pm) or entry on the night will be £6. Doors open 7.45pm.

 

***THE CLENCH***

The Clench deliver whiskey-fuelled, bluesy country outlaw rock, to put it in a not very small nutshell. Debut EP ‘Pain Don’t Hurt’ was followed by the acclaimed album ‘Walking In The Devils Tracks’, and after several years of waiting, earlier in 2017 the band have finally released the follow up LP simply titled The Clench. They aim to make ‘music to ride horses by’ and their sound conjures up images of Western desert landscapes and cowboys.

A brave and uncompromising smirk at cowboy rock – 8/10Toast Magazine

A band out of time with no place in polite society – 9/10″ Exposed Magazine

Doesn’t so much buck the trend as fit it with spurs and place JR Ewing’s hat on its head.Sheffield Star

A truly stunning swoon that’d make any red-blooded listener want to canter off into the distance. It’s sexy, sultry and visually evocative. The band’s Western-drenched material is intoxicatingly evocative.” Sheffield Telegraph

Tight as Wrangler jeans with sounds as big as Tennessee, these boys are ones to watch.” The Culture Vulture

http://www.facebook.com/TheClench

 

***BOB COLLUM & THE WELFARE MOTHERS***

Go West, young man, the cry went up of ages past. And they did. Except for one guy, who went East. And that’s Bob Collum, who in trading the prairies for the less fetching plains of Britain’s surly southeast has brought to these shores a taste of the music that both he and his native Tulsa, Oklahoma, call home.

In Tulsa, though, nothing is done small, so on top of his power-pop influenced take on country music Bob has loaded, in a style akin to that of a pioneer with more cargo than wagon, about every last influence likely to be tried by a feller with a taste for audio adventure.

At the end of the 20th century millions of migrants swarmed America, looking for a better life, freedom, land, that kind of thing. Fast forward a hundred years and some change and one pilgrim name of Collum reversed the trend, arriving on Airstrip One just as the Millennium Bug bites and a troubled but excited world awaited a new hundred and got plenty: a reinvigorated B.C. bent on building upon the fantastic foundation of his first two albums and the formation of a new band.

In 2015 Bob & Co. released the latest CD, Little Rock following a series of cult hits that began with ‘97’s More Tragic Songs Of Life. A new record is due this year.

like Elvis Costello, Collum is able to frame scenes and tell stories with vivid and compelling effect” 9/10 Americana UK

A turn of phrase to rank with Nick Lowe’s, and an instinct for hook and melody mean you’re thinking of the Byrd’s with a country edge to boot.Bucketfull Of Brains

Collum is a lyricist of note, and can turn his hand to heartbreak, pain, love and loss with equal facility, all the time while displaying his penchant for the slightly skewed view of things.Maverick Magazine

http://www.bobcollum.com

 

***ANDY P. DAVISON***

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.

http://www.facebook.com/APDavison

 

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a little roll, and all the good stuff inbetween made for another fine night at Shakespeares last night in the company of Bob Collum & The Welfare Mothers, Big Convoy and Micky Denny. Thanks to them and all of you who came along too.

There’s a swift return to Shakespeares for WagonWheel Presents… This coming Thursday March 5th we welcome Good Luck Mountain to Sheffield. Good Luck Mountain is the latest project from former Tandy man Mike Ferrio. Supporting Mike throughout his UK tour is Jack Harris. Full details for this show can be found by clicking here.

Maybe we’ll see you there?

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So since we last updated you here on what we have to come in 2015, we’ve added a bunch of new shows to the gig list and it’s looking rather tasty indeed. Brand new names to the WagonWheel Presents… stage include Cale Tyson, Paul McClure, Luke Whittemore and Broken Flowers. Confirmed for a June return are Canada’s Good Lovelies, whilst Stiv Cantarelli & The Silent Strangers visit again in May. We also welcome back M&J Blues, The Rainy Day Club, Canyon Family, Ian Bramall, The Clench, The Fargo Railroad Co., Roaming Son and Boss Caine.

That all leaves our current schedule looking like this:

  • Big Convoy + Bob Collum & The Welfare Mothers + Micky Denny @ Shakespeares, Saturday February 28th
  • Good Luck Mountain + Jack Harris @ Shakespeares, Thursday March 5th
  • Josh Harty + Kelley McRae duo + M&J Blues @ The Greystones, Thursday March 26th
  • Tomorrow We Sail + Idiot Son + The Listeners @ Shakespeares, Saturday March 28th
  • The Rainy Day Club @ Shakespeares, Saturday April 25th
  • Cale Tyson + Canyon Family + Luke Whittemore @ Shakespeares, Wednesday May 6th
  • Stiv Cantarelli & The Silent Strangers @ Shakespeares, Friday May 22nd
  • Roger Davies + Ian Bramall @ Shakespeares, Saturday May 30th
  • John Statz @ The Greystones, Wednesday June 10th
  • Good Lovelies + Paul McClure @ The Greystones, Thursday June 25th
  • The Clench + The Fargo Railroad Co. + Broken Flowers @ Shakespeares, Saturday June 27th
  • Roaming Son + Boss Caine @ The Greystones, Friday July 10th

Click on the Gigs page for more details. Advance tickets for all shows are available from http://www.wegottickets.com/wagonwheelpresents. Prices are always more on the door.

There’ll be much more to come later in the year too, keep an eye out for new dates with Otis Gibbs, Wild Ponies, The Black Thunder Revue and perhaps a Tramlines show as well…

 

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made for double the fun last night in the company of Amelia Curran and Dennis Ellsworth. Indeed when you add in an opening set from Ash Gray it all came to an exceptional evening of live music at The Greystones. Thanks to them and those of you who were there to enjoy it with us.

WagonWheel Presents… returns to The Backroom on Thursday March 26th with another Transatlantic double bill. We welcome Josh Harty and the Kelley McRae duo back to Sheffield. M&J Blues open the show. Ticket details can be found here.

Our next show however is at Shakespeares. As usual for the last Saturday of the month, we’ll be in the Bard’s Bar on February 28th with Big Convoy, Bob Collum & The Welfare Mothers and Micky Denny. You can read a full preview for this show here. Maybe you’ll be there too?

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On Saturday February 28th, WagonWheel Presents… brings another great internationally flavoured triple bill to our regular last Saturday of the month slot at Shakespeares. Local boys Big Convoy make their first outing of 2015. From Tulsa, Oklahoma via the South of England comes Bob Collum with his band The Welfare Mothers and brand new album Little Rock. Plus there’s a welcome return for Micky Denny who opens the show. Advance tickets priced at £4 are available from http://www.wegottickets.com/event/302561 or entry on the night will be £5. Doors open 8pm.

 

***BIG CONVOY***

Big Convoy Band

From the ashes of ‘Mat Wale & The Rackets’ and ‘Whiskey Cove’ comes Big Convoy, an Alt. Country band five years in the making. Comprised of singer/ songwriters John Bachelor and Mat Wale and now with an all new rhythm section of Tom Hudson and Joe O’Brien.

If you would have walked into ‘The Green Room’ any time in 2007, you could have found Mat and John playing songs and partying harder than any jobbing unsigned musicians had a right to. In 2012, with a lot of water under the bridge and whole lot of other stuff too, they finally come good on promises made and are in a band together, a year that also saw them release their self titled debut EP which was followed up with 2013′s “Life Is Easy When You Know How” and 2014′s mini album “The First World Problems Of Big Convoy”.

http://soundcloud.com/big-convoy

 

***BOB COLLUM & THE WELFARE MOTHERS***

Bob Collum

Go West, young man, the cry went up of ages past. And they did. Except for one guy, who went East. And that’s Bob Collum, who in trading the prairies for the less fetching plains of Britain’s surly southeast has brought to these shores a tasty, tasteful taste of the music that both he and his native Tulsa, Oklahoma, call home.

In Tulsa, though, where everything is big as all outdoors – even indoors – nothing is done small, so on top of his power-pop influenced take on country music Bob has loaded, in a style akin to that of a pioneer with more cargo than wagon, about every last influence likely to be tried by a feller with a taste for audio adventure.

At the end of the 20th century millions of migrants swarmed America, looking for a better life, freedom, land, that kind of thing. Fast forward a hundred years and some change and one pilgrim name of Collum reverse the trend, arriving on Airstrip One just as the Millennium Bug bites and a troubled but excited world awaited a new hundred and got plenty: a reinvigorated B.C. bent on building upon the fantastic foundation of his first two albums and the formation of a new band.

Early this year, with his band, Bob & Co. – Marianne, Paul, Gareth and Allan to you – are releasing the latest CD, Little Rock that will succeed and excel a series of cult hits that began with ‘97’s More Tragic Songs Of Life.

like Elvis Costello, Collum is able to frame scenes and tell stories with vivid and compelling effect” 9/10 Americana UK

A turn of phrase to rank with Nick Lowe’s, and an instinct for hook and melody mean you’re thinking of the Byrd’s with a country edge to boot.Bucketfull Of Brains

Collum is a lyricist of note, and can turn his hand to heartbreak, pain, love and loss with equal facility, all the time while displaying his penchant for the slightly skewed view of things.Maverick Magazine

http://www.bobcollum.com

 

***MICKY DENNY***

Micky Denny

Micky Denny stomps out the blues, the reds & the pinks, exhuming Leadbelly, Blind Willie McTell & bootleg Dylan in a one man dynamo. Badass with a banjo & stomp box, Uncle Micky’s Bas-alachian bluegrass belongs in Cecil Sharp’s pantheon, and his original tunes – too new for Mr Sharp’s collection – are not to be missed.

http://www.mickydenny.co.uk/

 

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