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a sprinkling of new songs, but still the fine show we’ve come to expect from Rachel Ries, who returned to The Greystones last night in her new guise of Her Crooked Heart (complete with Sarah Smout on cello once again). Thanks to Rachel, Sarah, the Torn Sail two for a spellbinding opening set, and those who made it out to support live music on a warm Wednesday night.

It will be Wednesday once again when WagonWheel Presents… is back at The Greystones on May 24th. It’ll be a first visit to Sheffield for Canadian songstress Whitney Rose and her band, with support coming from A Prayer Away (new project from Jody Davies of The Fargo Railroad Co. & King Quentin). You can find a full preview for this show here. Maybe we’ll see you then?

 

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On Wednesday May 10th, WagonWheel Presents… welcomes Rachel Ries back to The Greystones. Returning to the UK with a brand new EP and a brand new name, Rachel will once again be joined by Sarah Smout on cello. New beginnings see Rachel now performing under the name Her Crooked Heart, with To Gentlemen being the debut EP release. Support comes from Huw Costin of Torn Sail. Advance tickets priced at £8 are available from http://www.wegottickets.com/event/392040 and the venue (12-6pm) or entry on the night will be £10. Doors open 7.45pm.

 

***HER CROOKED HEART (RACHEL RIES W/SARAH SMOUT)***

HER CROOKED HEART is the new name; the new music of Rachel Ries – multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, producer, hired gun, singer. Her Crooked Heart’s first release, To Gentlemen (CD & 7” vinyl EP), hits the ground spinning May 5, complete with Rachel’s own limited edition artwork and featuring members of Bon Iver & Field Report. 

Along with numerous and diverse collaborators through the years, Rachel has proven herself ever-curious to expand her sound, her scope, and sail on past the confines of ‘singer-songwriter.’ After all, sometimes what the heart wants is a syncopated horn line and a string section; a choir of angels and a bass synth, leaving devastation in their wake.

But one thing has remained true since RR’s first homespun release: her sly and compassionate voice, excavating the depths of an all-too-human heart, armed with levity and a pen. It’s the messy humanity that’s of interest here. The trying and failing; the loving and losing and loving again. The choosing to be brave even when you’re shaking in your tattered boots. So please, make welcome: Her Crooked Heart. She’s been here all along.

http://www.hercrookedheart.com

 

***HUW COSTIN***

Inspired by Buckley, Cash, Drake, Cope and Kilmister, Costin writes songs for the mystified and heartbroken.

Huw Costin is a British singer-songwriter known for his emotional vocal style, melancholic lyrics, and a penchant for writing nifty pop songs when the mood takes him. He’s worked with both Brian Eno and Mark Lanegan, but mostly, his musical journey has been a ramble around the more obscure reaches of the indie world.  Known for his output with leftfield disco artists Smith & Mudd as well as rock bands Manatee, The Kull, and Earth The Californian Love Dream, Costin is currently recording and performing with his band Torn Sail, as well as promoting his second solo album.

As influenced by the folk, country, and rock of the 60’s and 70’s as the Nottingham ambient scene of the early nineties, Costin has been compared to the likes of Big Star, Ian Brown, Elbow, and Jeff Buckley.

His debut solo album – Regrets – found it’s way into the NME Yearbook as a top 10 album despite being unfinished and unreleased. Follow up Something/Nothing is attracted equally high praise.

It’s like the third Big Star album mixed with the Stone Roses… It’ll make you cry.”   NME

an emotive recollection of a love gone wrong”   UNCUT

“Huw Costin makes classic records with an attention to detail not often heard anymore – achingly beautiful, direct and gentle poetry” Mark Lanegan

http://www.huwcostin.com/

 

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a bad way to spend a Saturday night, was it? An evening of fine music from The Listeners, Mat Wale, Anytown and Huw Costin. Big thanks to all of them and all who came along to Shakespeares last night too. We certainly enjoyed it a lot.

Our next show sees us back in the Bard’s Bar on Saturday September 27th when we’re joined by Matt Andersen and M&J Blues for what promises to be another special night. A full preview for this show can be found by clicking here. We hope you can join us then.

WWP 06.09.14

 

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show for August, but it was pretty good fun for those that made it out to Shakespeares on Thursday night i think? Thanks to you if you were there and of course to Dave Woodcock & The Dead Comedians, Chris Murphy & Boxer Genius and J. Tilley.

September will see us make two visits to the Bard’s Bar, starting one week today on Saturday 6th with The Listeners, Mat Wale, Anytown and Huw Costin. You can find full details for that one by clicking here. And WagonWheel Presents… will be back in out usual last Saturday of the month slot on the 27th when we’re joined by Matt Andersen and M&J Blues. The preview for that one is here.

Maybe we’ll see some of you then?

WWP 28.08.14

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Well it already feels like an age since our Tramlines show at the end of last month. The good news is we’ve lots to look forward to for the rest of 2014 including some cracking new shows. Recent additions include Otis Gibbs at Shakespeares on October 21st following on from a mighty triple bill of Roaming Son, Stiv Cantarelli & The Silent Strangers and Tsar Nicholas III & The Exiles at the same venue on the 14th of the same month.

It’s a while still until WagonWheel Presents… returns to The Greystones, but when we do it will be more than worth the wait as we’ll be in the company of Rod Picott on October 16th. And after opening for and backing Rod on his last UK tour, Wild Ponies join us for their own headline show in The Backroom on November 20th.

November will also see dates at Shakespeares for Canyon Family and The Fargo Railroad Co, before the 29th of that month when we look to recreate what proved to be a very special night last year with Boss Caine, Dave Woodcock, Joe Solo and Richard Kitson.

There’s a duo of shows to come in September in the Bard’s Bar. Saturday 27th sees the eagerly awaited return of Matt Andersen with support from M&J Blues. Preceding that on Saturday 6th there’s a WagonWheel debut for Anytown, who count members of Dead Like Harry among their number. Alongside them will be The Listeners, Mat Wale and Huw Costin.

Before all those though, we have a night of three fine local acts at Shakespeares on Thursday August 28th in the shape of Dave Woodcock & The Dead Comedians, Chris Murphy & Boxer Genius and J. Tilley of Grassoline playing a solo set. A full preview for this show can be found by clicking here. A full list of confirmed gigs can be found by clicking here.

Advance tickets for all confirmed shows are available from: http://www.wegottickets.com/wagonwheelpresents Prices will always be more on the door.

That won’t be all for this year, and there are shows in the works for 2015 too. Keep an eye on the Gigs page for details.

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On Saturday September 6th, WagonWheel Presents… brings a fine 4 act bill to the Shakespeares stage. We welcome back old friends in the form of The Listeners, Huw Costin and Mat Wale and say hello to WagonWheel debutants Anytown featuring members of Dead Like Harry. Advance tickets priced at £4 are available from http://www.wegottickets.com/event/284998 or entry on the night will be £5. Doors open 8pm.

 

***THE LISTENERS***

The Listeners

“Tell them I came, and no one answered. That I kept my word”

From ‘The Listeners’, by Walter de la Mare.

The Listeners is Emma Thorpe – on her own or with her collaborators. She sings in cinematic detail from a small town on the North Nottinghamshire borders.

Thorpe was born into music – her mother taught her to finger-pick, introducing her to the music of PJ Harvey, Sandy Denny, Susan Vega, Roy Harper and Bob Dylan along the way; Her father Kevin was well respected on the blues scene for his albums with Out Of The Blue; And her aunt managed Welsh psychedelic legends Man.

Despite this heritage Thorpe has shaped her own evocative sound. Sometimes wilfully naive, sometimes considered and precise – her choice of chords is particular and unusual and her finger-picking weaves a strange atmosphere – the likes of which you’d more likely find in a Lynch film or a novel by Bolano than in the sculpted folk of her inspirations. And like those who inspire her – Nick Cave, Patti Smith, William Blake, she loves to muse on nature & religion: God, the devil, good and evil, and like the Pre Raphaelite Brotherhood she tries to tell it like it is – to reveal both the beauty and the devastation of life: Red Dust portrays human insignificance under darkening skies; Dinner For One traces the fading past of a destroyed relationship; You wouldn’t think that it took years for Thorpe to accept her own arresting voice and lyrical vision. Time well spent in distillation perhaps: This is music that is close to the source. These are songs, born of tradition, alive in the present day, revealing & fragile, executed spare and sharp.

The Listeners were f*cking brilliant last nightRichard Hawley

Alternately gentle and dramatic… like PJ Harvey pissed off, unplugged and wearing a kaftan.Music Mart

Stirring stuff…like Nico back from the grave for an autumn night’s campfire singalong, while their hushed mid-set tracks recall “Ocean of Noise” Arcade Fire.” This City

http://listeners.tumblr.com/

 

***ANYTOWN***

Anytown

The songwriting and vocal talents of Matt Taylor and Alice Faraday have made them part of the creative driving force behind Sheffield’s premier folk-rockers, Dead Like Harry, a band who have built a big reputation in recent years for their innate showmanship and rousing tunes. As a duo, Alice and Matt explore a more acoustic based, folk sound, their from-the-heart songs winning them commissions for TV and exposure on national and local radio, as well as invitations to perform at major festivals and supports for major artists.

Matthew has been songwriting and performing his songs since his early teens and in 2004 was joined by former classmate Alice who brought her own interpretation to the songs. After several years travelling with Dead Like Harry, Alice and Matthew wrote and recorded Winter Sky, their debut EP, during a snowy week in Sheffield at the end of 2011. The EP is a collection of songs inspired by the season and resulted in the duo doing their first gigs outside of the electric band.
Throughout 2012 the pair continued to play their EP live while working on new material and during the summer Matt had several of his songs chosen for use on Channel 4 as well as having his song 1000 Miles used by Sky Sports. They have performed at several festivals, including Ely Folk Festival, Cornbury Festival, Green Man, Off The Tracks, Glastonbury (2009), Merry Tom Festival, Spratton Folk Festival, Tramlines Festival and have supported bands as varied as Ezio, Connie Lush, Chumbawamba, The Strawbs, Scouting For Girls and Mostly Autumn.

In 2013 Robin Baker, also from Dead Like Harry, joined Alice and Matthew on bass and guitar duties and they are set to release a new EP soon.

They sing intricate tales of people and places and Winter Sky is a beautifully crafted song” – Sheffield Scenester Magazine

http://www.facebook.com/AnytownMusic

 

***MAT WALE***

Mat Wale

Mat Wale has been writing and recording since early 2004. Rising out of the tumultuous Chesterfield music scene of the mid 2000s that spawned ‘avanGaad’, ‘Vigilante Wing’ and ‘The Culture Thieves’ among others. Whether working with Alt. Country behemoths ‘The Rackets’ (2006-2013 on and off), Grunge/Electro/ Folk duo ‘Arrogant Whale’ (2006-2010), Country Rock outfit ‘Big Convoy’ (2011-Present) or performing solo, Mat is untouched by his peers in terms of sheer volume of work. Unwaveringly sticking to his ‘Lo-Fi’ ideals and grass roots approach to making music, at last count he has independently released 18 E.P.s, 7 albums and provided the soundtrack to Welsh indie film ‘Big Font, Large Spacing’.

http://soundcloud.com/mat-wale

 

***HUW COSTIN***

Huw Costin

Inspired by Buckley, Cash, Drake, Cope and Kilmister, Costin writes songs for the mystified and heartbroken.

Huw Costin is a British singer-songwriter known for his emotional vocal style, melancholic lyrics, and a penchant for writing nifty pop songs when the mood takes him. He’s worked with both Brian Eno and Mark Lanegan, but mostly, his musical journey has been a ramble around the more obscure reaches of the indie world.  Known for his output with leftfield disco artists Smith & Mudd as well as rock bands Manatee, The Kull, and Earth The Californian Love Dream, Costin is currently recording and performing with his band Torn Sail, as well as promoting his second solo album.

As influenced by the folk, country, and rock of the 60’s and 70’s as the Nottingham ambient scene of the early nineties, Costin has been compared to the likes of Big Star, Ian Brown, Elbow, and Jeff Buckley.

His debut solo album – Regrets – found it’s way into the NME Yearbook as a top 10 album despite being unfinished and unreleased. Follow up Something/Nothing is attracting equally high praise.

It’s like the third Big Star album mixed with the Stone Roses… It’ll make you cry.”   NME

an emotive recollection of a love gone wrong”   UNCUT

“Huw Costin makes classic records with an attention to detail not often heard anymore – achingly beautiful, direct and gentle poetry” Mark Lanegan

http://www.huwcostin.com/

 

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down at Shakespeares last night in the fine company of Neil McSweeney, M.G. Boulter and Huw Costin. Thanks to all of them and all of you that were there to enjoy three wonderful singer/songwriters.

Our next WagonWheel Presents… show is also in the Bard’s Bar and will be the first of three there this October. On Thursday October 3rd we’re joined by Josh Harty, William Barstow and The Silver Darlings. Wednesday October 16th we welcome Clem Snide‘s Eef Barzelay and Chris Otepka of The Heligoats before rounding the month of with Rod Picott & The Gun Shy Dogs and Wild Ponies (Doug & Telisha Williams) on Thursday October 31st. You can find previews for all of these shows here. Advance tickets are available from http://www.wegottickets.com/wagonwheelpresents. Maybe we’ll see you again at one of those?

WWP 27.09.13

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