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as once sang one of the great bands in the sky. It’s been long enough for 272 WagonWheel Presents… shows, the most recent of which was a fine evening in the company of Paul Littlewood, E.R. Thorpe, Anytown and Rory Cannon at Shakespeares last night. Thanks to them and all who joined us.

Year eleven begins coincidentally enough on Friday November 11th when we’re joined in the Bard’s Bar by Roaming Son, The Sea Whores and Tom Baxendale. Full details for this show can be found here. We hope to see you there too.

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Kasey McGoo to drop by last night for our last show of the year at The Greystones, though you, me and Matt Castelein might know her better as Kelley McRae. Big thanks to Kelley & Matt plus M&J Blues and The Fargo Railroad Co. for three outstanding sets, and of course all you who were there too.

WagonWheel Presents… returns to The Backroom in 2017, keep an eye on the Gigs page for details on new shows coming soon. We’ve still plenty happening at Shakespeares before the end of this year though, including our next show on Saturday October 29th when we’re joined by Paul Littlewood, E.R. Thorpe, Anytown and Rory Cannon. You can find the full details for this show here, we hope to see you again then.

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lots of thanks to The Payroll Union, The Fargo Railroad Co., The Sopranistas, Neil McSweeney, Ash Gray, Roaming Son, William Barstow, Richard Kitson, Quiet Loner, E.R. Thorpe, Steve Roberts, Rod Picott and Mat Wale & Friends for a whole weekend of great music at The Greystones. Plus of course to those of you came along, many for more than one gig too (i think the record was three?). It was really rather good, even if i say so myself.

So that’s our 2016 for WagonWheel Presents… well and truly kicked off. If you’ve enjoyed what you’ve heard this weekend, take a look at our listings for the months ahead here. Next up we’ve got Austin Lucas and Adam Faucett at Shakespeares on Tuesday March 1st. We’ll be back at The Greystones on Tuesday March 15th with Rachel Ries plus support from Tom Baxendale and Yellowcake.

See you then?

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On Saturday October 29th, WagonWheel Presents… brings together four singer/songwriters on the Shakespeares stage for an evening of folk tales, ethereal blues and more. Joining us will be Paul Littlewood, E.R. Thorpe, Anytown and Rory Cannon. Advance tickets priced at £3 are available from http://www.wegottickets.com/event/373071 or entry on the night will be £4. Doors open 8pm.

 

***PAUL LITTLEWOOD***

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Paul Littlewood is a British musician and singer-songwriter, originally from Swinton, South Yorkshire. He has released music under his own name and with a number of bands including Fights, Fallen Trees and Eastern Seaboard Radio Station. He also runs DIY label, Anklebreka Records. He has just released his latest album The Wireless Relay Service.

Paul makes atmospheric music from the soul via the heart. It has a raw quality to it, full of wide open spaces & emotional leanings that pull you in like a venus fly trap, linger too long and swoosh-you are his!BBC Radio 6

Poignant and ethereal blues music.Now Then Magazine

http://www.facebook.com/iampaullittlewood

 

***E.R. THORPE***

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Having called time on The Listeners, E.R. Thorpe embarks on a fully solo career.

Thorpe was born into music – her mother taught her to finger-pick, introducing her to the music of PJ Harvey, Sandy Denny, Susan Vega, Roy Harper and Bob Dylan along the way; Her father Kevin was well respected on the blues scene for his albums with Out Of The Blue; And her aunt managed Welsh psychedelic legends Man.

Despite this heritage Thorpe has shaped her own evocative sound. Sometimes wilfully naive, sometimes considered and precise – her choice of chords is particular and unusual and her finger-picking weaves a strange atmosphere – the likes of which you’d more likely find in a Lynch film or a novel by Bolano than in the sculpted folk of her inspirations. And like those who inspire her – Nick Cave, Patti Smith, William Blake, she loves to muse on nature & religion: God, the devil, good and evil, and like the Pre Raphaelite Brotherhood she tries to tell it like it is – to reveal both the beauty and the devastation of life: Red Dust portrays human insignificance under darkening skies; Dinner For One traces the fading past of a destroyed relationship; You wouldn’t think that it took years for Thorpe to accept her own arresting voice and lyrical vision. Time well spent in distillation perhaps: This is music that is close to the source. These are songs, born of tradition, alive in the present day, revealing & fragile, executed spare and sharp.

The brand new EP ‘Lion’ is out now.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/ER-Thorpe/425132927666959

 

***ANYTOWN***

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The songwriting and vocal talents of Matt Taylor made him part of the creative driving force behind Sheffield’s premier folk-rockers, Dead Like Harry, a band who have built a big reputation in recent years for their innate showmanship and rousing tunes. As Anytown Matt explores a more acoustic based, folk sound, from-the-heart songs that have won commissions for TV and exposure on national and local radio, as well as invitations to perform at major festivals and supports for major artists. Anytown has also featured fellow Dead Like Harry members Alice Faraday and Robin Baker among others. Tonight Matt plays a solo set.

They sing intricate tales of people and places and Winter Sky is a beautifully crafted song” – Sheffield Scenester Magazine

http://www.facebook.com/AnytownMusic

 

***RORY CANNON***

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Up & coming folk rock singer/songwriter Rory Cannon has been described as a flawless guitar talent with an enchanting voice. He’s been gigging regularly around the North for the last year or so and recently released the EP Lies.

http://www.facebook.com/Rory-Cannon-602138946550313

 

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has a conversation with a prostitute about Phil Spector, writes a song about, you know how these things go. At least those of you who joined us at Shakespeares last night do. Who needs fancy dress when you’ve got Case Hardin, Dennis Ellsworth and E.R. Thorpe for your evening’s entertainment? Big thanks to them and those who came along to the Bard’s Bar.

WagonWheel Presents… returns to The Greystones for our next show on Wednesday November 11th. Wild Ponies return to Sheffield with added drums this year for a full trio show. Support comes from The BearCats. You can read a full preview for this show here. Maybe we’ll see you then?

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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?

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plenty of rain, a slight change of plan, but our Tramlines show at Shakespeares yesterday still delivered 14 great acts over 2 stages that all added up to 1 pretty damned fine day. Big thanks to Neil McSweeney, Ash Gray & Couch Fire, Mat Wale & Friends, Walton Hesse, Joe Solo, Anytown, The Janskys, Pete David (The Payroll Union), Robert Chaney, Pete Gow (Case Hardin), Richard Kitson, E.R. Thorpe, William Barstow, Blue Rooster and everybody that came along throughout a very busy day and made it a special one.

WagonWheel Presents… returns to action in our regular monthly Saturday slot at Shakespeares on August 29th when we’lll be in the company of King Quentin, The Sea Whores and The Ragged Edge. More details can be found on the Gigs page. We hope you can join us then.

Don’t forget you can keep up to date with the latest gig news on our Facebook page where you’ll also find a few more photos from yesterday.

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