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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?

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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

http://www.facebook.com/MGBoulter

 

***ADAM MYERS***

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.

http://www.facebook.com/Garforth-Myers-149578636931

 

***ARCANA VALLEY***

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.

http://www.facebook.com/arcanavalley

 

Facebook Event page:

http://www.facebook.com/events/1449859822011517

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a rather fine way to kick off our new run of shows at Shakespeares. Big thanks to In Fear Of Olive, The Clench, Roaming Son and everybody that came out. A great crowd and great night.

We’re back at Shakespeares on April 27th with Garforth & Myers and The Fontana Instincts. Our next show at The Greystones is this one.

In other news we now have a confirmed date for Southern Tenant Folk Union. They’ll be back in Sheffield on Sunday September 30th. Tickets are on sale now: http://www.wegottickets.com/wagonwheelpresents

 

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WagonWheel Presents… heads back to Shakespeares on Friday April 27th with another great triple bill. We’re joined by Socrates Johnson, Garforth & Myers plus The Fontana Instincts. Advance tickets priced at £3 are available from http://www.wegottickets.com/event/158415 or entry on the night will be £4. Doors open 7.45pm.

***SOCRATES JOHNSON***

Socrates Johnson are a four piece bluesy rock n’ roll band, whose male/female fronted retro sound is full of passion and melody. Originally formed in 2007, they’ve gone through some line up changes, but continue to build their reputation as a quality live act. 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 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

***GARFORTH & MYERS***

Garforth & Myers play unique and dark contemporary folk music. After initially meeting whilst involved separate musical projects Rory Garforth & Adam Myers started working on material together, this would form the basis of a selection of demos which attracted the attention of producers Keith Angel and Andy Seward; perhaps best known for their work with such folk/roots luminaries as Jon Boden, Kate Rusby, Martin Simpson, John Tams, Chris Drever et al. Their initial release, the four track EP ‘Bonfires’ will be followed by their full debut album of the same name this year.

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

http://www.reverbnation.com/garforthmyers

***THE FONTANA INSTINCTS***

The Fontana Instincts evolved around Derby singer/songwriter Tom Campbell, becoming a full band that blends alternative, americana, indie, rock, psychedelic, folk, blues and country influences. Their unique and varied style has been winning them many fans.

They’ve spent most of last year working hard on recording their debut album, which they expect to release soon.

http://www.facebook.com/fontanainstincts

Facebook Event page:

http://www.facebook.com/events/122573537871603

Last.fm Event page:

http://www.last.fm/event/3220660


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There are quite a few things happening at the moment, so here goes with the latest news.

In September we’re delighted to be welcoming Chris Mills back to Sheffield. He’ll be at The Greystones on the 12th in support of his career retrospective release ‘The Heavy Years’. Ticket details are on the Gigs page.

Before then on August 20th we’ll be joined by indie/folk outfit In Fear Of Olive who have been all over BBC Radio lately and one of our favourite bands from last year, Walton Hesse. Ticket details and the full line up for this show will be announced shortly.

We’re also pleased to have added singer/songwriter Mat Wale to the line up of our next show on June 29th when he’ll be opening for Matt Andersen. Richard Kitson also supports. You can read the full updated preview for this gig here.

Torn Sail will be back with us later in the year too, we’ll have more news on that and more soon.

Finally thanks to everybody who came out to The Greystones on Sunday night for The Clench, Garforth & Myers and Roaming Son. A great night with a fantastic crowd.

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previews are now posted for the gigs with Matt Andersen + Richard Kitson on June 29th, and Jeff Caudill + Boss Caine on July 20th. You’ll find them by following the ‘Forthcoming Gig Previews’ link on the right, or via the Gigs page.

Also there you’ll see details for our next show on May 29th when we’re joined by The Clench, Garforth & Myers and Roaming Son.

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WagonWheel Presents… brings bank holiday eve fun to The Greystones on Sunday May 29th with another fine line up of live music.

The Clench deliver whiskey-fuelled, blues-swamp-funk-country rock, to put it in a not very small nutshell. The six piece band make ‘music to ride horses by’ and their sound conjures up images of Western desert landscapes and cowboys.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Clench/156846574328336

Garforth & Myers play unique and dark contemporary folk music. After initially meeting whilst involved separate musical projects Rory Garforth & Adam Myers started working on material together, this would form the basis of a selection of demos which attracted the attention of producers Keith Angel and Andy Seward; perhaps best known for their work with such folk/roots luminaries as Jon Boden, Kate Rusby, Martin Simpson, John Tams, Chris Drever et al. Thier initial release, the four track EP ‘Bonfires’ will be followed by their full debut album later this year.

http://www.myspace.com/garforthmyers

Roaming Son offer a mix of country tinged, swampy, Texan bluesy tremelo laden blasters & ballads. Delivered with vocals that have a distinct heartfelt earthy undertone, from brash to beautiful, the sound of chainsaws & rainbows.

http://www.myspace.com/roamingson

Advance tickets priced at £3 are available from http://www.wegottickets.com/event/112279 (booking fees apply). Entry on the night will be £4. Doors open 7.45pm.

Facebook Event page:

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=183872828324808

Last.fm Event page:

http://www.last.fm/event/1873955

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