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had felt like a very long time since our last show, but Canyon Family, Big Convoy and Dirdsbead brought the good times back to WagonWheel Presents… at Shakespeares last night. Thanks to them and you if you were one of the many people that was there to enjoy it too.

Thankfully it’s now a small matter of less than two weeks until our next show. Joining us as The Greystones on Saturday February 8th for what will be the 200th WagonWheel show are The Clench, Bob Collum and Micky Denny. You can read the full preview for that one here.

We’ll be back at Shakespeares on Febraury 22nd with Dave Woodcock & The Dead Comedians, Joe Solo and Coma Girls. Details of that one are on the Gigs page along with everything else we currently have lined up for 2014. Maybe we’ll see you at one of those soon.

WWP 25.01.14

 

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Well happy 2014. We’ve added our first new shows of the year to our diary. On Tuesday March 18th we’re delighted to have been asked to host Grassoline as they launch their brand new EP Here But Not At Home Vol. 2, the follow up to 2013’s critically acclaimed Volume 1. This show will be at The Greystones.

In May we’re very pleased to be joined by Patrick Sweany who’ll be touring Europe in support of latest record Close To The Floor. This show is on the 12th and will feature support from Roaming Son who’ll be playing an acoustic set. Again this is at The Greystones.

*Edit 13.02.14 – Unfortunately Patrick Sweany has cancelled his touring plans and this show is no longer happening*

Tickets for both shows are available now from http://www.wegottickets.com/wagonwheelpresents They will also be available in person from the venue (between 12 & 6pm) by the end of this week.

On the above link that takes you to our WeGotTickets page, you’ll find our ‘early bird’ offers we’ve been running on three of our forthcoming shows over Christmas. These discounted prices will be available until Friday after which the normal advance rate will apply.

You can also pick up tickets in person on any night we’re running a show. Your next chance to do this is at Shakespeares on January 25th when our first show of the year features Canyon Family, Big Convoy and Dirdsbead. You can read all about this one here. Maybe we’ll see you then.

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On Saturday January 25th, WagonWheel Presents… returns to Shakespeares for our first show of 2014. We’ve quite a line up to see in what promises to be another year of great shows. Joining us will be Big Convoy, Canyon Family and Dirdsbead. Advance tickets priced at £3 are available from http://www.wegottickets.com/event/248296 or entry on the night will be £4. Doors open 8pm.

***BIG CONVOY***

Big Convoy

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 an all-star rhythm section courtesy of Thom ‘T-Bone’ Gill and Toby Evans.

If you would have walked into ‘The Green Room’ anytime in 2007, you could have found any number of these people 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”.

http://soundcloud.com/big-convoy

***CANYON FAMILY***

Canyon Family

Born in 2012 and making their live debut at that summer’s Tramlines festival, Canyon Family play hazy Americana. Myrt sings. A love of classic country duets and folk ballads from both sides of the Atlantic has influenced the sound. A patchwork of voices and simply plucked acoustic guitar underpins all their work, hinting at sixties folk waifs, Vashti Bunyan and Karen Dalton, as well as tragic country idols such as Townes Van Zandt and Gram Parsons. It’s the shuffle beat, the lilt in the voice, the glint in the eye. Its driving over the Snake Pass on a warm summer evening, with a well worn tape of “Rumours” on constant rotation.

The music is ethereal and one tambourine short of Mazzy Star‘s long lost sister.Sloucher.org

http://www.facebook.com/CanyonFamily

***DIRDSBEAD***

Dirdsbead

A relatively new face to Sheffield, Dirdsbead takes inspiration from the likes of Neil Young, Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan, Bert Jansch plus some more contemporary artists such as Elvis Perkins, Josh T. Pearson and Sharon Van Etten. Having previously played in bands, this new project brings his own personal take on all things music and life and has already resulted in the release of his debut EP.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Dirdsbead/409803079113577

Facebook Event page:

http://www.facebook.com/events/1431988997031167

Last.fm Event page:

http://www.last.fm/event/3762454

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little bonus edition of WagonWheel Presents… at Shakespeares last night. Thanks to those that came and listened to The Black Thunder Revue, Chris Murphy & Boxer Genius and Dirdsbead, and especially the bands themselves of course. We’ll be back in the Bard’s Bar in our usual slot of the last Friday of the month on August 30th when we’ll be joined by The Farewell State and Mat Wale & The Rackets. Keep an eye on the gigs page for details.

Our next show sees us return to The Greystones on Friday August 16th with four great singer/songwriters lined up for what should prove to be a highly entertaining night in the company of Boss Caine, Dave Woodcock, Joe Solo and Richard Kitson. The full preview for this show can be found here. We hope you can join us then.

WWP 02.08.13

 

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of fine acts rounded off a trio of great gigs this month for WagonWheel Presents… at Shakespeares last night. Many thanks to The Payroll Union, House Of Charms and House Of Trees for three great sets and a lovely crowd that was there to hear them. Tramlines may have been and gone but the live music comes to Sheffield all year round.

It’s back to The Bard’s Bar on Friday August 2nd when we’ll be in the company of The Black Thunder Revue (ex-Socrates Johnson), Chris Murphy & Boxer Genius and Dirdsbead. You can read all about that one here, we hope you can join us then.

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For one month only WagonWheel Presents… heads to Shakespeares on the first and last Friday of the month this August. So although the date is Friday August 2nd, we’ll still be doing what we usually do, providing a line up of 3 quality acts. Joining us for the evening will be The Black Thunder Revue (the band formally known as Socrates Johnson), Chris Murphy & Boxer Genius and Dirdsbead. Advance tickets priced at £3 are available from  http://www.wegottickets.com/event/232578 or entry on the night will be £4. Doors open 8pm.

***THE BLACK THUNDER REVUE***

Socrates Johnson

Socrates Johnson were formally a four piece bluesy rock n’ roll band, whose male/female fronted retro sound was full of passion and melody. Originally formed in 2007, they went through some line up changes, but continued to build their reputation as a quality live act. Following on from recent recording activity the band have now renamed themselves The Black Thunder Revue. Described as sounding like a cross between Tom Petty and Neil Young, they offer something a little different on the current underground scene. One early review of the former band commented how they “strummed and harmonised like West Coast veterans”. We can only agree when they also summed up with “well worth a look”.

Socrates Johnson stepped up and filled the place with an energy and talent that is uncommon for a gig that only cost three quid. Each track was well constructed, masterfully performed and an absolute pleasure to hear.Toast Magazine

If you closed your eyes it could be Big Pink in ’68Sandman Magazine

http://www.myspace.com/socratesjohnsonband

***CHRIS MURPHY & BOXER GENIUS***

Boxer Genius

Chris Murphy & Boxer Genius are a folk, alt-rock band from Sheffield. Originally formed by Murphy in 2004 (and recording under the name The Greenlovers), the band have garnered a reputation for a powerful, epic, folk-rock sound, but yet have won plaudits from fans of a wide variety of musical genres.

Fantastic feedback has always followed the guys around and following in the wake of the single ‘Brighton’ released in February 2008, and the success of the album ‘Another Reunion’ from which it was taken, Exposed magazine described them as “ridiculously accomplished” while the Sheffield Star labelled Murphy “a maker of epic songs and muscular ballads”.

Recent years have seen line up changes and departures but the four piece are now back to a full complement and will be releasing brand new album From Dark To Neon very soon.

http://www.chrismurphyandboxergenius.com

***DIRDSBEAD***

Dirdsbead

A relatively new face to Sheffield, Dirdsbead takes inspiration from the likes of Neil Young, Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan, Bert Jansch plus some more contemporary artists such as Elvis Perkins, Josh T. Pearson and Sharon Van Etten. Having previously played in bands, this new project brings his own personal take on all things music and life and has already resulted in the release of his debut EP.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Dirdsbead/409803079113577

Facebook Event page:

http://www.facebook.com/events/639735679369851

Last.Fm Event page:

http://www.last.fm/event/3645354

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On Saturday June 1st, WagonWheel Presents… returns to The Greystones with a fabulous double bill of Anglo-Italian rock ‘n’ roll. Recently named ‘Best Live Act’ at the Sheffield Scenester awards and set to release their debut EP ‘History Of Violence‘ are local boys Roaming Son. Joining them will be our old friends from Italy Stiv Cantarelli & The Silent Strangers who return to the UK in support of their brand new album ‘Black Music/White Music‘. They’re also set to release a new EP, ‘Three Sides‘. Opening the show we also have the solo offerings of Dirdsbead who has just released his debut EP. Advance tickets priced at just £4 are available from http://www.wegottickets.com/event/200334 and over the bar at The Greystones (12-6pm daily). Entry on the night will be £5. Doors open 7.30pm for an 8pm start.

***ROAMING SON***

Roaming Son

Roaming Son are a Sheffield based band that mix earthy heartfelt vocals with twangy dirty guitars, greasy bass and jungle drums to create a sound that is influenced by the classic rock’n’roll recordings of the 50′s / 60′s but while adding a distinctive modern flavour. From brash to beautiful, the sound of chainsaws & rainbows. The band recently recorded their debut EP ‘History Of Violence’ at Sheffield’s Club 60 studios and it is released this month.

100 % Sheffield Rock’n’Roll” – Sheffield Scenester

http://www.facebook.com/roamingsonuk

***STIV CANTARELLI & THE SILENT STRANGERS***

Stiv Cantarelli & The Silent Strangers

If you were lucky enough to catch Stiv Cantarelli and his band The Silent Strangers on tour in the UK in February, you’ll know that they’re a highly potent force. Fusing wide-open Americana with front-porch Delta blues, delivered with the ferocity of punk, Cantarelli brings the influences of his eclectic tastes to bear on a live show that nods in equal parts towards Son House, Neil Young, The Stooges and The Who, not to mention similarly inclined blues-channelling Australian rock legends The Birthday Party and The Scientists. All delivered on an electrified 1934 thrift-store acoustic, backed by locomotive rhythm section Antonio Perugini and Fabrizio Gramellini. If you missed it, pick up the album Black Music / White Music for barely bolted-down living-room listening. And get ready for action!

Spurred on by the success of those shows, and the media love heaped on the album, Stiv and The Strangers venture out from their retreat in Italy’s Romagna hills for another round of dates at the end of May.

The tour will be accompanied by the Three Sides EP, the title a tip-of-the-cap to Keith Moon’s ’75 solo album. Featuring the album tracks ‘Mahogany Jones’ and ‘Hundred Thousand Stones’, alongside a brand new song ‘Ten Minutes’ Drive’, the EP will be released digitally by Stovepony Records and distributed by Cargo from Tuesday 28 May, but special limited edition tour CDs featuring three different cover designs and different track order will be available at gigs at a recession-busting snip.

A long night’s ramble through the musical fleshpots of the soul… The urge to listen again is powerful. 4/5”  R2 Magazine

An overwhelming success 9/10Americana-UK.com

This is bluesy country punk for grown-upsQ Magazine

A really fascinating album…. It will reward the time you give it. Stiv Cantarelli & The Silent Strangers take a no compromise approach to their recording and long term it definitely pays off.”  FATEA

Cantarelli has grown into a bluesman whose songs can break your heart, while also sounding like they could handle themselves in a bar room brawl.Classic Rock Blues

Fantastic album… Absolute killer.”  Pennyblackmusic.co.uk

http://www.facebook.com/StivCantarelliAndTheSilentStrangers

***DIRDSBEAD***

Dirdsbead

A relatively new face to Sheffield, Dirdsbead takes inspiration from the likes of Neil Young, Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan, Bert Jansch plus some more contemporary artists such as Elvis Perkins, Josh T. Pearson and Sharon Van Etten. Having previously played in bands, this new project brings his own personal take on all things music and life and has already resulted in the release of his debut EP.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Dirdsbead/409803079113577

Facebook Event page:

http://www.facebook.com/events/569001476456624

Last.fm Event page:

http://www.last.fm/event/3588056

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