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and no shows meant last night’s belated start to 2019 was eagerly awaited, fortunately we had Angel Snow (and guitarist Joe Wilkins) on hand to deliver a spectacular set at The Greystones which more than made it worth the wait. Big thanks to them and Gemma Gray for the fine support, plus everybody who joined us.

We haven’t got quite so long to wait until the next one, WagonWheel Presents… returns to The Backroom on Monday April 8th when we’re welcome once again the Good Lovelies. Almost four years since their last Sheffield show, they’ll be in the UK with a full band for the first time and touring with them will be fellow Canadian artists Fortunate Ones (with whom there’ll be a few collaborations on the night too). You can find the full preview for this show here, tickets are on sale here, or take a look at the Coming Soon… page for a taster of what’s ahead.

We hope you can join us too.

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On Monday April 8th, WagonWheel Presents… welcomes Good Lovelies back to The Greystones. They return in support of latest record Shapeshifters, and for the first time in the UK this will be a full band show. Joining them for their UK tour, and a song or two on the night, will be fellow Canadian artists Fortunate Ones who’ll get the evening under way. Advance tickets priced at £15 are available from http://www.wegottickets.com/event/454520 and the venue. Doors open 7.45pm.

 

***GOOD LOVELIES***

You hear it a lot these days – the idea that something is greater than the sum of its parts – and yet there’s really no better way to describe the musical essence of the Good Lovelies.

Kerri Ough, Sue Passmore, and Caroline Brooks – immensely talented vocalists and songwriters in their own right; however, it’s their voices interwoven in harmony – powerful and pure, organic and inspiring – that elevates the Good Lovelies from impressive to peerless.

Over the course of their decade-plus career, they’ve covered plenty of stylistic ground, adding tinges of pop, roots, jazz, and even hip-hop to their country folk core at various points.

The trio first united in 2006 for a one-off performance and has since compiled a catalogue of four studio albums, a pair of EPs, a live album, and Christmas collection. Through it all, the unmistakable sound of their intertwined voices has been the sonic anchor, and that remains true as the Good Lovelies now look to push further into the mainstream with their most accessible and pop-influenced output to date.

Their upcoming collection offers a perfect balance between a more modern production style and the wholesome musical influences that have made them a household name over the years. What’s more, the songs themselves build on the Good Lovelies’ familiar foundation with a widespread appeal.

If what happens next goes according to plan, though, the Good Lovelies will see their profile propelled to new heights thanks to a contemplative creative approach and a new spin on the signature sound that’s earned them audiences and accolades the world over. The music, the album, and the trio – all are greater than the sum of their individual parts. Simply, that’s the Good Lovelies.

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

 

***FORTUNATE ONES***

Fortunate Ones is Newfoundland’s JUNO-nominated duo Catherine Allan and Andrew James O’Brien. Known for dynamic live performances, effortless union of voices in harmony, and anthemic melodies – they embody a wide-eyed energy, deliver messages of reflection and optimism, have an earnest mission for connection, and are endearing audiences across Canada and beyond. Their songs celebrate coming of age, ambition, decisions we make to persevere, and the resilience of the human spirit. Their latest album Hold Fast produced by Daniel Ledwell was released in 2018.

http://fortunateones.ca

 

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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.

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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?

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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?

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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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