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was fun for those there to enjoy the fine musical entertainment from Quiet Loner, Garron Frith and The Rainy Day Club‘s Tom Baxendale. Thanks to them and those that came along too. WagonWheel Presents… is next at The Greystones on Saturday November 9th with Royal Wood and Peter Katz.

We’ve got four shows to come at Shakespeares before then though, the next of which is on Friday September 27th when we’ll be joined by Neil McSweeney, M.G. Boulter and Huw Costin. See you then?

WWP 13.09.13


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certainly wasn’t too quiet at Shakespeares last night when filled with the musical delights of The Farewell State, Mat Wale & The Rackets and The Man With The Screaming Brain. Thanks go to all of them and all who came and listened and enjoyed.

WagonWheel Presents… will next be in the Bard’s Bar on Friday September 27th with a mighty double bill of Neil McSweeney and M.G. Boulter. You can check out the details on that one here.

Preceding that though will be back in The Backroom at The Greystones on Friday September 13th. We’ve a fantastic trio of singer/songwriters lined up for an evening in the company of Quiet Loner, Garron Frith and The Listeners. Ticket details and the full preview for this one can be found by clicking here. We hope you can join us then.

WWP 30.08.13

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how good was that?! We said Friday night would be special and i think it’s fair to say we were right. Massive thanks to Boss Caine, Dave Woodcock, Joe Solo and Richard Kitson for four wonderful sets, and to everybody that came out to support live music.

We’ll be back at The Greystones with more of the same on Friday September 13th when we’re joined by Quiet Loner, Garron Frith and The Listeners. Full details for that one are here.

Before then however the next WagonWheel Presents… show takes place at Shakespeares on Friday August 30th. We’ve a great night instore with The Farewell State, Mat Wale & The Rackets and The Man With The Screaming Brain. The full preview for this gig is here. See you then?

WWP 16.08.13

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Tickets are on sale now for a couple of brand new shows as well as a few recently confirmed dates. Just added to the diary are two dates at Shakespeares in October. On the 16th we’ll be joined by Eef Barzelay of Clem Snide and Chris Otepka of The Heligoats in what makes for a very exciting double bill. Following that on the 31st, Rod Picott & The Gun Shy Dogs come to the Bard’s Bar as Rod tours his brand new album. Support comes from Wild Ponies (aka Doug & Telisha Williams). Tickets for both of there shows are available now from http://www.wegottickets.com/wagonwheelpresents

Recently booked dates at The Greystones include a double bill of Canadian singer/songwriters featuring Royal Wood and Peter Katz on Saturday November 9th. In September braving Friday the 13th will be Quiet Loner, Garron Frith and The Listeners. Before that in August on the 16th we’ve four great songwriters sharing a bill in the shape Boss Caine, Dave Woodcock, Joe Solo and Richard Kitson. Tickets for all our Greystones shows are now available from the venue (12-6pm) and our WeGotTickets page linked above.

In other news, on Sunday July 21st we’re taking part in this year’s Tramlines festival. We’ll be in the Shakespeares’ beer garden from early afternoon with some stripped down bands and solo acts appearing on the acoustic stage. Acts will include Roaming Son, Big Convoy, Boss Caine, The Farewell State, Richard Kitson, The Listeners, Tommy R. Jones and more. Entry is free!

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On Friday September 13th, WagonWheel Presents… brings a great triple bill of singer/songwriters to The Greystones. It’s been a busy summer of festival appearances for Quiet Loner, including being hand picked by Billy Bragg to appear at his Radical Round Up on the Leftfield stage at Glastonbury following the release of his politically charged album Greedy Magicians. Garron Frith makes a long overdue return to the WagonWheel stage in support of his latest record Away From The Bright Lights after a nationwide tour opening for 10cc’s Graham Gouldman. Plus a solo set from Tom Baxendale of The Rainy Day Club. Advance tickets priced at £5 are available from http://www.wegottickets.com/event/221741 and the venue (12-6pm). Entry on the night will be £6. Doors open 7.30pm for an 8pm start.


Quiet Loner

Quiet Loner is the pen-name of songwriter Matt Hill.

Quiet Loner sings songs about love and fear, life and death, despair and hope. On a live stage Hill is an understated yet powerful performer delivering a show that is emotional, political, occasionally angry but nearly always gentle and human.

Inspired by the storytelling traditions of American folk and country music (he doesn’t hide his admiration for Van zandt, Prine, Waits or Kristofferson), Hill’s songs also have a distinctly British lyrical bite (he loves Morrisey, Bragg and Costello).

His most recent album ‘GREEDY MAGICIANS’ is a collection of contemporary protest songs seething with disgust and shot through with melancholy at the state of our coalition-led nation. Recorded in May 2012 in front of a live audience at Sacred Trinity Church in Salford, the powerful songwriting draws on Hill’s own family history to tell a familiar story of struggle against power.

In 2013 he performed at Manchester’s People’s History Museum in a special show telling the story of the album’s creation. He was invited by Billy Bragg to perform on the Leftfield stage at Glastonbury Festival where he appeared in a songwriters circle alongside Bragg, Amanda Palmer and Sean MacGowan.

Hill has long been a familiar figure on the UK’s Americana and alt.country scene and his debut album was voted Americana UK Album of the Year 2004. His second album SPECTROLOGY (2010) topped the Americana UK album chart and got 4-star reviews from the likes of Uncut and The Daily Mirror and radio play from BBC6 Music.  His live credentials have include support slots for Lambchop, Joe Pernice, Neko Case. Richmond Fontaine, Mark Eitzel and Chris Mills.

The wordplay is pure Costello. Delicate songwriting, with hints of folk and Americana. Bleakly beautiful” Uncut

Probably the most important record of the year” 5/5 Maverick Magazine

It’s not an overstatement to say it’s up there with Ryan Adams’ “Heartbreaker”. Believe me, you need to hear this album.” Whisperinandhollerin

An anthem for resistance – 10 out of 10Americana UK

A powerful rallying callBilly Bragg



Garron Frith

Resembling a hybrid of John Martyn and Gerry Rafferty on the inside sleeve photo of his second album, the Stalybridge singer-songwriter also demonstrates throughout a similar knack for innovative songwriting talents as the aforementioned duo.

Away From The Bright Lights is awash with fine, sensitively delivered Frith originals that superbly demonstrate his versatility: smooth acoustic soul on ‘Not The Man’ stomping bare bone blues on ‘Pretty Penny’, an absorbing full-band sound with sweeping violin and a perfectly laid-back rhythm section on ‘This One’ the mandolin and violin colours the celtic flavours of ‘RocknRollBand’ and the rich strain of gritty Americana that runs through ‘Good Thing’.

What sets Frith apart is his warm and welcoming voice, which maintains its authority and stamps its mark on an album of understated confidence, possessing a beautifully brooding mood and atmosphere.

If the calibre of, Ryan Adams or Josh Ritter would have delivered this everyone would be gushing about songs like “Not the Man”, “The Remedy” and “Good Thing”.” 4/5 Daily Express

An outstanding album from start to finish.” Penny Black Music

The new record is quite simply a bluesy/folk rock marvel.Fatea Magazine




The Rainy Day Club are a Sheffield three piece whose distinct songs combine elements of alt. country, new wave, rockabilly, pre-Beatles pop and post-Dylan americana. With their debut album, Pale White Hands – recorded by Bromheads’ Tim Hampton at his Crystal Ship studio – this is an exciting time for the band. Tonight frontman Tom plays a solo set.


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