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of fine acts rounded off a trio of great gigs this month for WagonWheel Presents… at Shakespeares last night. Many thanks to The Payroll Union, House Of Charms and House Of Trees for three great sets and a lovely crowd that was there to hear them. Tramlines may have been and gone but the live music comes to Sheffield all year round.

It’s back to The Bard’s Bar on Friday August 2nd when we’ll be in the company of The Black Thunder Revue (ex-Socrates Johnson), Chris Murphy & Boxer Genius and Dirdsbead. You can read all about that one here, we hope you can join us then.

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last night at Shakespeares proved that good things do come in threes, that being sets from The Clench, The Rainy Day Club and Mordrake. Thanks to them and those that came along too.

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Next month on Friday July 26th we’ll be joined in the Bard’s Bar by The Payroll Union, House Of Charms and House Of Trees. Before then though we’ve got something special lined up for Tramlines. On Sunday July 21st we’ll be taking over the Stableyard stage at Shakespeares for the afternoon and evening. You can read all about it here, thanks go to Martin Bedford for the poster. We hope to see you there.

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On Friday July 26th, WagonWheel Presents… brings another internationally flavoured triple bill to Shakespeares. Joining local boys The Payroll Union and House Of Charms will be Sweden’s House Of Trees. Advance tickets priced at £3 are available from http://www.wegottickets.com/event/221739 or entry on the night will be £4. Doors open 8pm.

***THE PAYROLL UNION***

The Payroll Union

Formed in 2009 in Sheffield, The Payroll Union’s mix of dirge country, rockabilly and southern gothic has seen them perform at Lovebox, Off The Tracks, Magpies Nest, Galtres and a headline slot at the 2012 Sensoria festival. Their first six-track EP, Underfed & Underpaid, released in April 2011, was produced by Bromheads’ Tim Hampton. Kevin Oliver of No Depression commented “How is it that one of the best undiscovered Americana acts hails from the Motherland instead of the upstart colonies?” For Folk’s Sake found a sound that “shifts the feet and stirs the blood”. Their second release, Your Obedient Servant, another 6-tracker, was released in September 2010. Their debut album, The Mule & The Elephant, recorded in August 2012, was released in January 2013. Set in 19th Century antebellum America, the narrative tells of profiteering politicians, jealous duels, expansionist opportunists, illegitimate wars, illegitimate children, mourning, betrayal, revenge and poverty.

The Payroll Union are all suited and bearded and, while playing their acoustic murder ballads, could be seen as a bunch of Southern, God-fearin’, gun-totin’ brothers. The songs are peppered with exhortations to the Lord, whisky, hanging, heartbreak and evil deeds. Pete’s vocal delivery veers from hushed whispers to impassioned sermons and, similarly, the music changes on a dime from reverential faithfolk to uptempo secular hoedown and back again.” Counterfeit Magazine

“For the uninitiated, The Payroll Union are hands-down one of the most exciting bands we’ve seen in ages, and this EP commits that brilliance to disc.” Toast Magazine

http://www.thepayrollunion.com

***HOUSE OF CHARMS***

House Of Charms

Formally of Baby Long Longs, The Wheel and Norton Lees came together with a collection of songs to perform as acoustic duo House Of Charms. Combining guitar and double bass, Counterfeit Magazine describe them as “rather entrancing, in a twee folk way. I don’t mean that with disrespect either. The House of Charms are, in a number of ways, what music is about. They genuinely appear to enjoy what they do. Quirky songs about love, life and the weather go down a treat.

http://www.myspace.com/houseofcharms

***HOUSE OF TREES***

House Of Trees

House Of Trees have seen growing success over the last 18 months. Their heady blend of crooked jazz melodies against a backdrop of twisted folky fairy tale stories have captivated audiences all over europe in the past year, including tours in Germany, United Kingdom, Scandinavia, the Baltics, Portugal, Spain and The Mediterranean.

If Billie Holiday was singing Kurt Weill songs in a Tim Burton movie we might be getting somewhere close to describing the original songs of House of Trees. The group is a Swedish/English mix that blend jazz, folk and a pinch of classical to deliver a musical and lyrical journey from melancholic fairytales through dark blues to earthy jazz tunes.

The couple are based deep in the Swedish forest, hidden in a magical and spellbinding landscape from which the influence of the climate and wondrous woodland can be heard seeping through their music. There is also the feeling of something slightly dark at play in the stories of the songs, giant sea creatures, a town that repels tourism and a village held together with pins, that find their origins somewhere in those woodlands.

The darkness of the songs however is always counterbalanced with a sense of irony, a scary story dramatically portrayed but always with a wink and a smile. Their performances are full of this feeling, as if we have been allowed to glimpse through a keyhole, a momentary glance at something both familiar and bizarre, the unraveling of something that is all together terrible and beautiful, melancholic and amusing.

http://www.houseoftrees.net

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House Of Trees,  ‘House of Trees’ (SE/UK) have seen growing success over the last 18 months. Their heady blend of crooked jazz melodies against a backdrop of twisted folky fairy tale stories have captivated audiences all over europe in the past year, including tours in Germany, United Kingdom, Scandinavia, the Baltics, Portugal, Spain and The Mediterranean.

Recently, following the release of their third album ‘Painted Gold’, ‘House Of Trees’ have been seen playing sold out shows at some of the top UK jazz and folk clubs, including London’s Ronnie Scotts. House Of Trees have also received great reviews in LIRA (last edition), P2 Klingan and a number of UK publications and blogs such as Songlink and The Back Room Blog. They are also tipped as one of Sweden’s top underground bands to book of 2013 by MCV.

If Billie Holiday was singing Kurt Weill songs in a Tim Burton movie we might be getting somewhere close to describing the original songs of‘House of Trees’. The group is a Swedish/English mix that blend jazz, folk and a pinch of classical to deliver a musical and lyrical journey from melancholic fairytales through dark blues to earthy jazz tunes.

The couple are based deep in the Swedish forest, hidden in a magical and spellbinding landscape from which the influence of the climate and wondrous woodland can be heard seeping through their music. There is also the feeling of something slightly dark at play in the stories of the songs, giant sea creatures, a town that repels tourism and a village held together with pins, that find their origins somewhere in those woodlands.

The darkness of the songs however is always counterbalanced with a sense of irony, a scary story dramatically portrayed but always with a wink and a smile. Their performances are full of this feeling, as if we have been allowed to glimpse through a keyhole, a momentary glance at something both familiar and bizarre, the unraveling of something that is all together terrible and beautiful, melancholic and amusing.

– See more at: http://www.houseoftrees.net/band_bio/#sthash.rrmaB5wJ.dpuf

House Of Trees,  ‘House of Trees’ (SE/UK) have seen growing success over the last 18 months. Their heady blend of crooked jazz melodies against a backdrop of twisted folky fairy tale stories have captivated audiences all over europe in the past year, including tours in Germany, United Kingdom, Scandinavia, the Baltics, Portugal, Spain and The Mediterranean.

Recently, following the release of their third album ‘Painted Gold’, ‘House Of Trees’ have been seen playing sold out shows at some of the top UK jazz and folk clubs, including London’s Ronnie Scotts. House Of Trees have also received great reviews in LIRA (last edition), P2 Klingan and a number of UK publications and blogs such as Songlink and The Back Room Blog. They are also tipped as one of Sweden’s top underground bands to book of 2013 by MCV.

If Billie Holiday was singing Kurt Weill songs in a Tim Burton movie we might be getting somewhere close to describing the original songs of‘House of Trees’. The group is a Swedish/English mix that blend jazz, folk and a pinch of classical to deliver a musical and lyrical journey from melancholic fairytales through dark blues to earthy jazz tunes.

The couple are based deep in the Swedish forest, hidden in a magical and spellbinding landscape from which the influence of the climate and wondrous woodland can be heard seeping through their music. There is also the feeling of something slightly dark at play in the stories of the songs, giant sea creatures, a town that repels tourism and a village held together with pins, that find their origins somewhere in those woodlands.

The darkness of the songs however is always counterbalanced with a sense of irony, a scary story dramatically portrayed but always with a wink and a smile. Their performances are full of this feeling, as if we have been allowed to glimpse through a keyhole, a momentary glance at something both familiar and bizarre, the unraveling of something that is all together terrible and beautiful, melancholic and amusing.

– See more at: http://www.houseoftrees.net/band_bio/#sthash.rrmaB5wJ.dpuf

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