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i’m not sure who’d come out on top in that brawl. The only winners last night were those who helped fill The Greystones for a delightful evening with the Good Lovelies and Paul McClure who opened the show. Thanks to them and all who came along.

We’re next in The Backroom on Friday July 10th with Roaming Son and Boss Caine. You can find full details of this show here.

Our next show however sees us back at Shakespeares tomorrow night and certainly sees us finish off our June shows with a bang. From 8pm you can come and fill your ears with the sounds of The Clench, The Fargo Railroad Co. and Broken Flowers. A full preview is here. We hope you can join us there.

WWP 25.06.15

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you get to hear two songs about Richard Nixon of a Friday night. There aren’t many gigs like a Curtis Eller gig either. Big thanks to Curtis & the stripped down American Circus, plus Andy Whitehouse and The Silver Darlings for a magic night at Shakespeares last night. Thanks to all who came along too.

We’re back in the Bard’s Bar one week today, Saturday June 27th, in the company of The Clench, The Fargo Railroad Co. and Broken Flowers. Full details for this show can be found by clicking here.

Our next show however is this coming Thursday June 27th when award winning Canadian folk trio Good Lovelies come to The Greystones. Paul McClure supports, full details for this one are here. See you then?

WWP 19.06.15

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After Jeffrey and Josh came John, John Statz. Our third visitor of the year originating from Wisconsin provided yet more proof of the quality of song writers they’re breeding there. A great set following on from fine support by King Quentin and Andy P. Davison at The Greystones last night. Thanks to all who played and all who came and listened, it’s fair to say we thought it was a wonderful show.

WagonWheel Presents… returns to The Backroom on Thursday June 25th with Good Lovelies plus support from Paul McClure. You can read all about this one here.

However our next show is on Friday June 19th. In association with Four Rivers, we welcome Curtis Eller’s American Circus to Shakespeares. The Silver Darlings will be kicking off proceedings at this one. A full preview can be found here. You don’t want to miss this one.

See you then?

WWP 10.06.15

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So since we last updated you here on what we have to come in 2015, we’ve added a bunch of new shows to the gig list and it’s looking rather tasty indeed. Brand new names to the WagonWheel Presents… stage include Cale Tyson, Paul McClure, Luke Whittemore and Broken Flowers. Confirmed for a June return are Canada’s Good Lovelies, whilst Stiv Cantarelli & The Silent Strangers visit again in May. We also welcome back M&J Blues, The Rainy Day Club, Canyon Family, Ian Bramall, The Clench, The Fargo Railroad Co., Roaming Son and Boss Caine.

That all leaves our current schedule looking like this:

  • Big Convoy + Bob Collum & The Welfare Mothers + Micky Denny @ Shakespeares, Saturday February 28th
  • Good Luck Mountain + Jack Harris @ Shakespeares, Thursday March 5th
  • Josh Harty + Kelley McRae duo + M&J Blues @ The Greystones, Thursday March 26th
  • Tomorrow We Sail + Idiot Son + The Listeners @ Shakespeares, Saturday March 28th
  • The Rainy Day Club @ Shakespeares, Saturday April 25th
  • Cale Tyson + Canyon Family + Luke Whittemore @ Shakespeares, Wednesday May 6th
  • Stiv Cantarelli & The Silent Strangers @ Shakespeares, Friday May 22nd
  • Roger Davies + Ian Bramall @ Shakespeares, Saturday May 30th
  • John Statz @ The Greystones, Wednesday June 10th
  • Good Lovelies + Paul McClure @ The Greystones, Thursday June 25th
  • The Clench + The Fargo Railroad Co. + Broken Flowers @ Shakespeares, Saturday June 27th
  • Roaming Son + Boss Caine @ The Greystones, Friday July 10th

Click on the Gigs page for more details. Advance tickets for all shows are available from http://www.wegottickets.com/wagonwheelpresents. Prices are always more on the door.

There’ll be much more to come later in the year too, keep an eye out for new dates with Otis Gibbs, Wild Ponies, The Black Thunder Revue and perhaps a Tramlines show as well…

 

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On Thursday June 25th, WagonWheel Presents… welcomes Canada’s Good Lovelies back to The Greystones. Good Lovelies are one of Canada’s premiere folk bands, known for their impeccable vocals, toothsome songwriting and on-stage charisma. With high-profile awards and plenty of praise from the international folk music community, the trio is now set to venture beyond the boundaries of old time traditions with a new album, Burn The Plan. A new spirit of adventurousness gives Burn The Plan an extra spark; the album is permeated with textures and tones from musical worlds away.

Support for the evening comes from singer/songwriter Paul McClure. Advance tickets priced at £12 are available from http://www.wegottickets.com/event/309722 and the venue (12-6pm) or entry on the night will be £14. Doors open 7.30pm for an 8pm start.

 

***GOOD LOVELIES***

Good Lovelies

You’ve got a plan. It’s yours to make. It’s yours to break. You can own it, spin it, build it and smash it. You can write it down. You can shake it up. You can change your mind. You can burn the plan.

With Burn The Plan, a long-awaited new album, Good Lovelies are both fulfilling and defying their so-called musical destiny as a “folk trio.” What makes this Burn The Plan special is that the band’s considerable strengths – winsome songwriting, impeccable vocals, and triangulated charisma – don’t tell the full story. There’s a new spirit of adventurousness that gives Burn The Plan an extra spark; the album is permeated with textures and tones from musical worlds away.

The eye-opening “In The Morning” has a delicate electronic touch that is more Postal Service than McGarrigle. “Waiting For You,” the most radio-ready of the collection, is an up-tempo, shimmering keyboard-laced number that would fit comfortably alongside the soft pop throwback of HAIM. Good Lovelies explore their inner Grimm with “The Doe,” which, like all good fairytales, is one part enchanting and one part chilling. Even the old time underpinnings of “Old Fashioned” and “When the City Settles” have a new polish, confidence and depth.

This time around, the trio has spent time developing, expanding and honing their sound as musicians first, and as Good Lovelies second. These new songs were crafted not to ‘fit’ the band’s catalogue per se, but to exercise some autonomy from the confines of genre and tradition. The band is still playing, but not always to type, you might say.

Burn The Plan is a study in how individual voices find common ground in such a tight-knit group dynamic. What keeps the three Lovelies making music together is not just their uncanny vocal compatibility; it’s their unshakeable friendships, which supports each member contributing to the songwriting in distinct ways. The story behind Burn The Plan is something of a contradiction – while each Lovely contributed their most personal songs to date, each song is filtered through a unique process of collaboration that characterizes the band’s entire M.O, where the final result is really and truly equal.

2011’s Juno-nominated Let The Rain Fall was the last time the Good Lovelies released a full-length studio album. It may not feel so long ago, since the band’s profile has continued to grow with awards, steady and sold-out touring, and a live album in between, but you can do a whole lotta living, loving and letting go in four years. For Caroline Brooks, Kerri Ough and Sue Passmore, four years has been the exact number of hours, moments and experiences needed to take the next step, to burn the plan.

The Good Lovelies are one of the best vocal groups in Canada. If the Andrews Sisters joined the Beach Boys you would get close to their sweet harmonies.” – Stuart McLean, Vinyl Café

http://www.goodlovelies.com

 

***PAUL McCLURE***

Paul McClure

Paul McClure is a singer and songwriter from Rutland, England where he lives with his wife and daughters. The passing world is the fodder for Paul’s characters and story lines in particular the loves, laughs and losses that have come his way.

Prior to his current release, McClure has recorded 2 solo albums of original songs – ‘No Place Like Home’ in 2003 “fresh, vibrant and bounds with enthusiasm for his craft4**** Fatea, and ‘Desire Lines’ in 2008. (The completion of this overlapped with the birth of The Hi And Lo leaving it by and large obsolete.) McClure spent the best part of last four and a half years playing with The Hi And Lo, described as “Superior roots music from Leicester” by Americana UK. The Hi And Lo put out an album in 2010 called ‘Ten Tracks’.

Smiling From The Floor Up is out now on Clubhouse Records, with a new album due to follow later this year.

These songs are a perfect showcase for his considerable songwriting talentsR2 Magazine

http://www.paulmccluremusic.com

 

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aren’t words of high enough praise to describe last night’s WagonWheel Presents… show at The Greystones. A delightful evening was had with the Good Lovelies and William Barstow. Thanks to them and everybody that was there to enjoy it.

We’re back at The Greystones on July 9th with an all Canadian double bill. Leeroy Stagger brings his band to The Backroom and support comes from Dennis Ellsworth.

Before then though we return to Shakespeares tomorrow night (June 28th) in the mighty fine company of The Clench, The Rainy Day Club and Mordrake. Full details on that one are here. We hope to see you then.

WWP 26.06.13

 

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We’ve added several new shows to our diary in the last week or so. All are now on sale via our WeGotTickets page at http://www.wegottickets.com/wagonwheelpresents

Coming to The Greystones on Tuesday March 12th we have Dave Harding of alt-country legends Richmond Fontaine as he undertakes his first solo tour of the UK. Support comes from The Farewell State (solo) and more.

On Friday April 26th our Shakespeares shows resume in their usual slot of the last Friday of the month. US songstress Jess Klein joins us for this one, something we’re very much looking forward too.

Friday June 21st once again sees us at The Greystones with an all too rare visit from The Lonesome & Penniless Cowboys and their unique blend of Country, Cajun and Western Swing paying tribute to the likes of Hank Williams, George Jones, Gram Parsons and The Louvin Brothers. We’re also very pleased to have Sheffield’s premier father & son rock ‘n’ roll duo M&J Blues play this show.

Last but by no means least, the Good Lovelies return to Sheffield on Wednesday June 26th following on from their fabulous set at The Greystones last year.

Tickets for Dave Harding can also be bought from The Greystones bar (12-6pm), The Lonesome & Penniless Cowboys and Good Lovelies tickets will be available from there next week.

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