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when we promised last night would be something special, and our latest In The Round show proved it once again. Big thanks to Jody Davies, Daniel Kemish, E.R. Thorpe, B.W. Pike and everybody that made the effort to be there with us at Shakespeares.

WagonWheel Presents… returns to action this coming Thursday June 27th when we’re joined at The Greystones by Neil McSweeney plus Stoney. Full details for this one can be found here.

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On Friday June 21st, WagonWheel Presents… welcomes four fine singer/songwriters to Shakespeares for another “In The Round” show. Joining us for this one will be Jody Davies, Daniel Kemish, E.R. Thorpe and B.W. Pike. All four acts will be on stage together from the off, taking it in turns to share songs and some of the stories behind them. Advance tickets priced at £8 are available from http://www.wegottickets.com/event/467586 or entry on the night will be £10. Doors open 8pm for an 8.15pm start.

 

***B.W. PIKE***

Benjamin William Pike is a critically acclaimed acoustic roots musician from Leeds, West Yorkshire. A virtuoso guitarist, adept at playing steel string, lap slide and pedal steel, Benjamin explores folk, alt. country, blues and beyond. His debut album – ‘Being & Nothingness’ was highly praised for it’s originality and unique musicianship and became one of Folk Radio’s albums of the year in 2013.

Benjamin has played across the UK, Europe, the U.S. and Canada and has been invited to open for such luminaries as The Felice Brothers, C.W.Stoneking, Nell Bryden, Martha Tilston, The Low Anthem, Old Crow Medicine Show, Kelly Joe Phelps and ‘Cactus’ Jim Soldi (Johnny Cash’s guitarist).

The 2017 album – ‘A Burdensome Year’ has been picked again for album of the month by Folk Radio and has been featured in The Independent by legendary rock critic Andy Gill as well as receiving overwhelmingly positive reviews from national folk and roots publications including Songlines Magazine, R2 magazine and fRoots magazine.

On the strength of ‘A Burdensome Year’ Benjamin was also asked to perform live sessions for BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio London & BBC Radio Leeds.

http://www.bwpike.com

 

***E.R. THORPE***

E.R. 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.

http://erthorpe.bandcamp.com

 

***DANIEL KEMISH***

Daniel Kemish is a British Born Americana/Folk Singer and one of those artists whose voice cuts straight to the core. His songs and stage presence command the attention of the audience, be it an intimate solo performance or full band setup.

Daniel started performing in 2006 around small bars and clubs in the UK. One day in 2011 he decided he was fed up of performing other peoples songs and wanted to create something for himself. He set about writing but struggled with inspiration until he returned to his childhood home in Portugal. In 2013 and 2014 he self released 2 EP’s (in Duo Format) with his Double Bass player Jean Christian Houde.

2015 Daniel took a trip back to Nashville and set about recording his Debut Album at Ocean Way Studios. “Fools & Money” was release in March 2016 followed by a 34 date UK Tour with his band. Since then he has toured extensively completing 3 other tours of Europe and one of America covering over 100,000km’s mostly solo.

On the 24th January 2017 Daniel spent one month alone in a mountain hut in Austria, he desired complete solitude in composing and writing material for his 2nd studio album. Having no electricity/running water or phones, and only a wood stove for heating/cooking and melting snow. This allowed Daniel to get back to real basics of song writing and create an album that was more personal to himself. The results are incredible and Daniel returned with a new sound and style that truly shows he has matured as both a songwriter and performer.

2018/19 is set to be a massive year for the young Singer/Songwriter, his new album “Under The Same Sky” is out now and Daniel is busy planning a full year of touring for 2019.

This is one of the true great Artists that are still doing it the honest way.

http://www.danielkemish.com

 

***JODY DAVIES***

If being in three bands wasn’t enough (The Fargo Railroad Co./King Quentin/A Prayer Away), Jody Davies airs a more stripped down set of songs in his performances of his solo material. Tonight with just his vintage Gibson J-45 (you may know her as Dolly), expect raw, heartfelt songs and to hear one or two of the stories behind them.

 

Facebook Event page:

http://www.facebook.com/events/334108563903188

 

 

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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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http://www.facebook.com/events/307961999555211

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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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