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added up to a very Sociable Sunday at Shakespeares yesterday. Thanks to everybody who joined us in the sunshine for great music from The Fargo Railroad Co., Hazjak, Ash Mountain, Boss Caine, Buffalo Ghost, Andy P. Davison, Tsar Nicholas III & The Exiles, Charlie Tophill, Richard Dilks, William Barstow, Hungarian Lanterns and Gemma Gray.

Our next show sees us back at The Greystones on Saturday August 25th with The Fargo Railroad Co., The Swells and Benjamin William Pike. We’re also there just a week late on Saturday September 1st with The BearCats, Bob Collum & The Welfare Mothers and Ryan Farmer. Tickets for both these shows (and more) are on sale here now. We hope you can join us for at least one of them.

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No not that horse one, the horse one that doesn’t mention Elvis… No? Well if you were unfortunate enough to miss last night’s excellent show with Curtis Eller, it could also be your lucky day. We’ll tell you why in a moment. Firstly thanks to Curtis, Hungarian Lanterns for a splendid supporting set, and everybody who packed out Shakespeares too.

Now if you didn’t make it along last night, and even if you did, the good news is Curtis makes a swift return to these shores. On Wednesday August 3rd he’ll be bringing himself and his band The American Circus to The Greystones. The Silver Darlings will be there as well to open the show. Tickets will be available online from 9am today at http://www.wegottickets.com/wagonwheelpresents and on sale at The Greystones from Wednesday.

We’ve lots more to come before then though. Not least the return of Josh Harty tomorrow night (Tuesday April 19th). Josh returns to The Greystones to promote his brand new record Holding On and will be joined by The Fargo Railroad Co. who play an acoustic set, and M&J Blues. Full details for this show can be found here.

See you then? About 8pm?

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better ways to spend a Tuesday night than an evening in The Backroom at The Greystones with Rachel Ries, Tom Baxendale and Yellowcake. Big thanks to all of them and all of you who were there to enjoy it with us.

Our next show there is on Tuesday April 19th in the company of Josh Harty, M&J Blues and The Fargo Railroad Co. (acoustic set). You can find full details of that show here.

Next though for WagonWheel Presents… we’ll be back at Shakespeares on Sunday April 17th for a solo show with banjo player, songwriter and rock & roll singer Curtis Eller. Support comes from Hungarian Lanterns. You can read the full preview for this show here. Maybe see you then? #MoreBanjo!

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On Sunday April 17th, WagonWheel Presents… welcomes Curtis Eller back to Shakespeares for a rare solo show. Curtis Eller is one of the most eccentric and individual performers in today’s independent music scene. The wild-eyed vaudevillian’s banjo-driven, rock & roll songs describe a dreamlike vision of American history. After sharpening his skills in the burlesque houses, beer halls and underground theatres of the US, Canada and Europe, he returns to the UK with a collection of show tunes, dance fads and gospel music whose lyrics are populated by two-bit prize fighters, Hollywood has-beens, grave-robbers and forgotten pop-stars. Where else are you going to hear a song about the filth and corruption of the Chicago meatpacking industry of the 1890’s?

Support comes from Hungarian Lanterns. Advance tickets priced at £8 are available from http://www.wegottickets.com/event/348066 or entry on the night will be £10. Doors open 8pm.

 

***CURTIS ELLER***

Curtis Eller solo

Curtis Eller is a banjo player, songwriter and rock & roll singer. After beginning his show business career at the age of seven as a juggler and acrobat, the Detroit native turned to the banjo and lit out for New York City where he rose to obscurity as “New York’s angriest yodeling banjo player”. Siting Buster Keaton, Abraham Lincoln and Elvis Presley as his primary musical influences, Eller became a staple of the beer halls, burlesque houses and underground theaters of the eastern seaboard. Fame proved elusive.

Having spent years toiling in the musical sweatshops of the industrial north, Eller uprooted his family and resettled in some faded, tobacco town in the North Carolina Piedmont to begin the arduous task of assembling a new version of his band, The American Circus. The latest version of the ensemble is a brutish and inelegant rock & roll outfit specializing in banjo music for funerals, gospel tunes for atheists and novelty dance fads for amputees. A lavish, Hollywood, dance sequence unfolding on the floor of a Chicago meatpacking plant in 1894. 

Eller’s numerous compositions describe a dreamlike vision of American history where all points in time have collapsed into one. Past recordings have seen a ghastly parade of historical luminaries, from Abraham Lincoln and Buster Keaton to Amelia Earhart and Joe Louis, sharing the spotlight with a host of Civil War generals and corrupt 19th century politicians.

The group’s latest phonographic recording, “How to Make It in Hollywood”, is a compact collection of glittery show tunes, sentimental tear-jerkers and rock & roll rave-ups whose lyrics are populated with two-bit prize fighters, Hollywood has-beens, lapsed gospel singers and forgotten pop stars. Eller relentlessly tours the US and Europe with an expanding and contracting cast of misfits and will be playing solo on this current UK tour.

http://www.curtiseller.com/

 

***HUNGARIAN LANTERNS***

Hungarian Lanterns

Hungarian Lanterns are a Sheffield and Berlin based musical project featuring the songs and vocals of sought after lyricist and award-winning comedian Anthony J. Brown, who also writes words for several German groups. Named after a line in Leonard Cohen’s ‘Take This Waltz’, Hungarian Lanterns music is poignant and full of melodic minor key tunes laced with evocative texts.

They possess a seemingly endless array of potent acoustic songs with instantly quotable wordplay” – BBC.co.uk

http://www.facebook.com/HungarianLanternsMusic

 

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