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seems to be, that wasn’t bad? Felt like a pretty good Sunday to me, not least due to an outstanding bunch of live sets from Dave Woodcock & The Dead Comedians, Joe Solo, Ash Gray & The Burners, Franc Cinelli, The Black Thunder Revue, Quiet Loner, Killing Fields Of Ontario, Idiot Son, Paul Handyside, Rory Cannon, Mat Wale & Little Convoy, Colin Mounsey, Massy Ferguson and Dave Woodcock. Big thanks as always to all of them, and to everybody that came along to a busy day at Shakespeares for our Tramlines show.

Our next show sees us venture to the Hop Hideout for the first time on Friday August 4th for an unplugged performance from The Fargo Railroad Co. Unfortunately, unless you were one of the lucky few who secured a ticket within the first hour or so of them going on sale, this show is already sold out.

So your next chance to join us for a WagonWheel Presents… show will likely be on Friday August 11th when Rachel Harrington returns to The Greystones. We’ve also got an opening set from Paul McClure and full details can be found here, maybe we’ll see you there?

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is where anybody who came along to enjoy the music on offer at Shakespeares last night would have been. Thanks to Mat Wale & Friends, Idiot Son, Far From Franca and those who turned out to listen with their ears.

WagonWheel Presents… returns to the Bard’s Bar on Saturday October 29th with this show. It’s The Greystones next though on Sunday October 2nd when we welcome back Otis Gibbs. Joining us for the first time to open the show will be Franc Cinelli. Full details for this show can be found here. We hope you can join us there.

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that some people don’t grow up to be boxers, and instead take to writing songs about welding and the like. Thanks to everybody that joined us for another fantastic night in the company of Mr Rod Picott at The Greystones last night, and for a fine opening set from Matt of Walton Hesse.

We return to The Backroom on Sunday October 2nd when we welcome another Nashville resident, Otis Gibbs. Support for this show comes from Franc Cinelli. Tickets are on sale here.

Before then though WagonWheel Presents… resumes our last Saturday of the month show at Shakespeares on September 24th. Joining us this month will be Mat Wale & Friends, Idiot Son and Far From Franca. You can find the full preview for this show here. See you then maybe?

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On Sunday July 23rd, WagonWheel Presents… returns to Shakespeares for our fifth annual Tramlines show. Once again we’ve got two stages of live music, with Dave Woodcock & The Dead Comedians, Ash Gray & The Burners, The Black Thunder Revue, Killing Fields Of Ontario, Paul Handyside, Mat Wale & Little Convoy plus all the way from Seattle, USA, Massy Ferguson joining us in the Bard’s Bar. Taking to the stage in the Stable Yard will be Joe Solo, Franc Cinelli, Quiet Loner, Idiot Son, Rory Cannon, Colin Mounsey and Dave Woodcock who gets things under way with a solo set. Our show starts at 2pm. Entry is free all day, no wristband required.

 

***DAVE WOODCOCK & THE DEAD COMEDIANS*** : 10pm Bard’s Bar

Described by Americana UK as “The next big thing from Sheffield”, Dave Woodcock & The Dead Comedians released latest album Medicine in 2015 to great critical acclaim. They deliver booze soaked rock ‘n’ roll echoing Springsteen, Strummer and with a nod towards the likes of The Hold Steady.

“The perfect rock and roll band… absolutely alive with electricity and excitement”Now Then Magazine

http://www.davewoodcock.net

 

***ASH GRAY & THE BURNERS*** 8.40pm Bard’s Bar

Born in the US to parents form Yorkshire, Gray first began to make inroads into the UK music scene when he assembled the Anglo-American ‘punk-grass’ band, the High-Class Family Butchers during a late-90s sojourn in London. Currently residing in Sheffield with a new album due imminently, tonight the Texas songwriter plays with his band The Burners.

http://www.facebook.com/ashgraymusic

 

***THE BLACK THUNDER REVUE*** 7.20pm Bard’s Bar

The Black Thunder Revue are a Sheffield based dirty, bluesy Rock n Roll band. With influences firmly set in Mississippi blues they bring a fresh, exciting sound that’s full of passion and melody.

http://www.facebook.com/pg/blackthunderrevue

 

***KILLING FIELDS OF ONTARIO*** 6.10pm Bard’s Bar

Killing Fields of Ontario initial recordings were predominantly acoustic and banjo driven, however as new songs emerged the band became more electric, with bigger drums and bigger guitars (in a musical, not dimensional, sense). Using a varied combination of acoustic and electric instruments, the band create a sound that is powerful and modern, and yet still steeped heavily in folk roots.

 

http://www.killingfieldsofontario.com/

 

***PAUL HANDYSIDE*** 5pm Bard’s Bar

Paul Handyside is a folk and roots singer songwriter  who began his musical career with eighties indie darlings Hurrah! Handyside formed Bronze in 2001 before concentrating on solo recordings in the late 2000s. With elements of traditional British folk and sixties protest songs emerging in Handyside’s now well established and diverse musical palette, current shows are based around the trio of Paul, producer Rob Tickell on slide guitar and Dave Porthouse on melodeon and double bass.http://www.paulhandyside.com 

***MAT WALE & LITTLE CONVOY*** 3.50pm Bard’s Bar

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.

http://www.matwale.com

 

***MASSY FERGUSON*** 2.30pm Bard’s Bar

It seems strange to call Seattle rock-americana outfit Massy Ferguson “up and comers”. But despite 11 years as a band, that seems to be the ironic position they find themselves in. After a breakout new album “Run It Right Into the Wall” that climbed into the Top 50 of the US Americana charts and a showcase at the Americana Music Awards in Nashville the band is definitively making a name for itself. And, perhaps finally, differentiating that name from the tractor-combine company that inspired the moniker.

http://www.massyfergusonband.com

 

***JOE SOLO*** 9.20pm Stable Yard

Joe Solo is an award-winning musician, writer, poet, activist, broadcaster and washing machine engineer from Scarborough. His musical odyssey began in 1987 fronting a bash-em-out band at school, and has seen him play seven countries either as lynchpin of pop-punk upstarts Lithium Joe or hammering out his unique brand of Folk, Punk and Blues in his own right.

http://joesolomusic.com

 

***FRANC CINELLI*** 8pm Stable Yard

Bucking the trend with his free-wheeling alternative folk Franc Cinelli is the songwriters’ songwriter. From uptempo torch songs to blues laden road journals and lovestruck serenades to defiant, prison outlaw ballads; Franc has carved his own musical path. Like all good troubadours, he spent a lot of time touring by himself before making records. Not just the length and breadth of the UK (quite literally from Hastings to Stornoway) but throughout the East Coast of the USA, Texas & Tennessee, and in his native Italy.

http://www.franccinelli.com

 

***QUIET LONER*** 6.50pm Stable Yard

Quiet Loner is the pen-name of songwriter Matt Hill. Quiet Loner sings songs about love and fear, life and death, despair and hope. On a live stage Hill is an understated yet powerful performer delivering a show that is emotional, political, occasionally angry but nearly always gentle and human. Inspired by the storytelling traditions of American folk and country music, Hill’s songs also have a distinctly British lyrical bite.

http://quietloner.com

 

***IDIOT SON*** 5.40pm Stable Yard

Reticent would most probably best describe the Andy Thompson approach to live performance. Whilst his band Idiot Son where conceived at the turn of the century, you could probably count on two hands the number of times they have been found outside of London. The musical output is equally sporadic, album “Lummox” was released in 2004 on their own Poppycock label, featured shimmering, solitary acoustic guitar and cello alongside conventional drums and bass, all winding around Thompson’s wry observations of the capital city and its stories. They returned in 2015 after a recording absence of ten years with their second album, the similarly sublime ‘Stibbington’.

http://www.facebook.com/idiotsonuk

 

***RORY CANNON*** 4.30pm Stable Yard

Up & coming folk rock singer/songwriter Rory Cannon has been described as a flawless guitar talent with an enchanting voice. He’s been gigging regularly around the North for the last year or so and recently released the EP Lies.

http://www.facebook.com/pg/rorycannonmusic

 

***COLIN MOUNSEY*** 3.20pm Stable Yard

Colin Mounsey’s tunes draw on a wide and varied range of influences such as Ben Folds, Sparklehorse, Nick Cave and Bruce Springsteen. Last album ‘Let Love Win’ was the result of several days of frantic writing, a lot of late nights, and quite a bit of alcohol. Colin describes it as sounding “sort of like Radiohead meets Cher with a hint of John Denver, some Johnny Cash rolled in for good measure and a brilliant MC”. The MC being “to make it sound different”.

http://soundcloud.com/colin-mounsey

 

***DAVE WOODCOCK*** 2pm Stable Yard

And finally, when he’s not doing his full on rock ‘n’ roll thing with The Dead Comedians (as happening on the other stage later today), Dave Woodcock can occasionally be found acoustic guitar in hand belting out a solo interpretation or two.

http://www.davewoodcock.net

 

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On September 24th, WagonWheel Presents… brings another fine triple bill to the Shakespeares stage as our last Saturday of the month show resumes regular service. Joining us this time out will be Mat Wale & Friends, Idiot Son and Far From Franca. Advance tickets priced at £3 are available from http://www.wegottickets.com/event/371954 or entry on the night will be £4. Doors open 8pm.

 

***MAT WALE & FRIENDS***

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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’. Currently touring with a revolving all star band that has featured various combinations of Tom Hudson (drums/guitar), Joe Field (banjo), Rhiannon Flynn (fiddle) and Chris Gray (bass).

http://www.matwale.com

 

***IDIOT SON***

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Reticent would most probably best describe the Andy Thompson approach to live performance. Whilst his band Idiot Son where conceived at the turn of the century, you could probably count on one hand the number of times they have been found outside of London and most probably on two within the City itself. Here they have graced the stage alongside Kurt Wagner, Wheat, the Webb Brothers, Cousteau, Mary Lorson, Cortney Tidwell, and most recently Band of Holy Joy.

The musical output is equally sporadic, one 7” single “Sunflowers” released in 2000, an album “Lummox” released in 2004 on their own Poppycock label, featuring shimmering, solitary acoustic guitar and cello alongside conventional drums and bass, all winding around Thompson’s wry observations of the capital city and its stories.

They returned in 2015 after a recording absence of ten years with their second album, the similarly sublime ‘Stibbington’. Tracks such as ‘Hold the Engines’, ‘Like a Lot of Men Can Do’ and ‘HeadSwimming’ build on Thompson’s melancholic themes of love, heartache and urban living.

Lummox is my Number 8 of 2004. Most played on my i-pod too. Especially on long tube journeys when I’ve had to much red wine and I’m feeling wistfulGideon Coe BBCRadio6

Lummox’ was definitely the highlight of the year. It was a really good album, and definitely one that pulled me up straight. I thought that it was a really exciting recordPenny Black Music

Gone for Good, one of the sweetest songs ever to feature the line “piss, spittle, semen and beer,” probably best demonstrates Thompson’s lyrical ingenuityPixel Surgeon

Deep as DickensHuw Costin SpecialSoundUnit

http://www.facebook.com/idiotsonuk

 

***FAR FROM FRANCA***

Far From Franca

Far From Franca offer gothic folk from the home of grey skies and steel. Born out of an informal jamming session in a bedroom in early 2015, the band soon began recording material and have since received radio exposure in both the BBC, Amazing Radio and independent American stations. Far From Franca’s haunting female vocals pair with a male voice to tell tales of both light and dark, over a backdrop of banjos, cellos, guitars and drums. You may also occasionally hear a melodica, giving a cabaret feel to the music. The band combines the soulful sadness of country and old-time music with the modern raw-edge of the post-punk revival. We endeavour to leave the listener both moved and mesmerised with our eerie melodies and range of material – from snappy polka-esque beats to flowing ballads and punchy rhythms.

http://www.facebook.com/farfromfranca

 

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http://www.facebook.com/events/315646348776988

 

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would be anybody that missed Saturday night’s show at Shakespeares. A wonderful evening in the company of Tomorrow We Sail, The Listeners and Idiot Son who performed three beautiful sets. Big thanks to all of them and all of you who were there too.

We’re back in the Bard’s Bar on Saturday April 25th for our usual last Saturday of the month show. We’ll be joined by Tom Baxendale, House Of Charms, The Clear and Anytown. Keep an eye on the Gigs page for details, a full preview will be up shortly. We might see you there too?

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might be a word heard more often in America, but it could certainly be applied to a whole evening of live music as happened in Sheffield last night at The Greystones. A more than wonderful evening was had in the company of Kelley McRae & Matt Castelein, Josh Harty and M&J Blues. Big thanks to them and all who were there to enjoy it with us, i think it’s safe to say you did. Lots of happy faces and nice comments.

We’ll be back at The Greystones on June 10th with John Statz (details here). We’ve several shows at Shakespeares before then though, starting tomorrow Saturday March 28th. Joining us in the Bard’s Bar will be Tomorrow We Sail, The Listeners and Idiot Son. Full details for this show can be found here. Maybe we’ll see you there?

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