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would have struggled to shine through the rain on Thursday night, but we had some sparking talent on stage as M.G. Boulter brought his brand new Blood Moon EP to The Greystones on Thursday night. Thanks to Matt, Lizzy and Paul, plus Buffalo Ghost for a fine opening set, and those who braved the weather to join us.

WagonWheel Presents… returns to The Backroom on Tuesday October 30th when we welcome back Rachel Harrington with support from Boss Caine. Our next show however finds us at Shakespeares on Friday October 19th in the company of John Statz, Megan Burtt and A Prayer Away. You can find full details for this one here, tickets are on sale here. We hope you can join us too.

 

 

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On Thursday September 20th, WagonWheel Presents… welcomes M.G. Boulter back to The Greystones, showcasing songs with his trio from the brand new Blood Moon EP (Hudson Records). Opening the show will be Buffalo Ghost. Advance tickets priced at £6 are available from http://www.wegottickets.com/event/443300 and the venue (12-6pm), or entry on the night will be £8. Doors open 7.45pm.

 

***M.G. BOULTER***

M.G. Boulter is a songwriter and musician who currently lives on the Thames coast in England. He has released a number of records including his latest full length album With Wolves the Lamb will Lie in 2016 (named by the Daily Telegraph as one of the best Folk albums of that year). He has also worked alongside many other artists and has been involved in The Simone Felice Group, Emily Portman’s Coracle Band, The Duke and the King and Blue Rose Code, as well as his long time partners, The Lucky Strikes.

In the late summer of 2017 M.G. and Birmingham string quartet The Froe met at the unique Fishermen’s Chapel by the Thames Estuary in Essex to record a selection of songs that were to become the ‘Blood Moon’ EP.

The main chapel was cleared to make way for microphones and mixing desks and the songs were gradually brought to life amongst the clacking of trains from the London-Southend railway line and the hubbub of the chapel’s community gatherings (all of which are captured on the recordings if you listen close enough).

Opening with the title track, ‘Blood Moon’, the EP is another example of Boulter’s character driven song writing style, vignettes of seemingly unexceptional lives heavy with universal messages. Here you find the helpless Marie “smoking and leaning against a vending machine” and the slurry taxi conversation of ‘The Lie’, “You were right, the party sucked from the conversation down to the punch”. The Froe’s singular arrangements add a counterpoint to Boulter’s missives.

Produced by Andy Bell and released on Hudson Records this EP represents the continuation of a musical collaboration that started during the making of M G Boulter’s 2016 album With Wolves the Lamb Will Lie.

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http://www.mgboulter.co.uk

 

***BUFFALO GHOST***

Singer/songwriter Joe Armitage made a solo return this June after more than seven years since his last show. Joe has recently been working on new material under the name of Buffalo Ghost, a project that made it’s full band debut at our recent Sunday Social, bringing to life the recordings currently under production with various musical collaborators.

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On Saturday September 9th, WagonWheel Presents… brings a colossal triple bill to The Greystones. We’ll be joined for the evening by local heroes The Fargo Railroad Co., fresh from a summer of festival appearances across the UK. From Leeds there’s the bawdy ballads and junkyard skiffle of The Sea Whores and a welcome return for the mutli-talented M.G. Boulter. Advance tickets priced at £6 are available from http://www.wegottickets.com/event/397578 and the venue (12-6pm) or entry on the night will be £8. Doors open 7.45pm.

 

***THE FARGO RAILROAD CO.***

The Fargo Railroad Co. are a southern rock / Americana inspired 4 piece band from Sheffield, UK. Established in 2013 they have already gathered a loyal fan base and continue to add to their numbers playing shows throughout the UK. What is clear is that these boys enjoy being on stage and love playing the music they are producing.

They share a distinct and united love of music with a breadth of appreciation that is truly eclectic – all of this has come together to form their current sound, which has settled in the broad and deep ocean of Southern Rock. Looking at the mighty works of Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Marshall Tucker Band, ’38 Special etc, doffing a cap to the sweet 70’s sound of Cash, Young, Dylan whilst bringing in more contemporary vibes of Blackberry Smoke and Jason Isbell.

They released their debut album, live recording Sharing The Load, in early 2015 and had a busy summer of festival appearances. They rounded off 2015 with a sold out second birthday show and a live acoustic EP, before the end of 2016 saw them release their first full length studio album This One’s For You in front of another sell out crowd. 2017 sees them play both Maverick and SummerTyne festivals as well as a host of other dates around the country.

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***THE SEA WHORES***

All the way from some mysterious corner of Yorkshire…. The Sea Whores build a cinematic musical landscape of old world folk songs lost at sea and modern mysteries of doomed love, lust and obsession.

Mayhem, murder, madness and a rare cock-eyed view of bawdy ballads, all accompanied by steel guitar, banjo and fiddle creates a brand of lo-fi junkyard skiffle that makes their musical details reassuringly the same, yet completely different to all others, with brooding atmosphere, dark humour and kinetic energy flowing through this rusty old time fairground ride of a band. Holy, dark and Royal; hold onto your hats!

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***M.G. BOULTER***

M G Boulter is a songwriter and musician who currently lives on the Thames coast in England. He has released a number of records including his latest With Wolves the Lamb will Lie in 2016. He has also worked alongside many other artists and has been involved in The Simone Felice Group, Emily Portman’s Coracle Band, The Duke and the King and Blue Rose Code, as well as his long time partners, The Lucky Strikes.

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http://www.mgboulter.co.uk

 

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but thanks to everybody that joined us last Thursday at Shakespeares, especially of course to M.G. Boulter, Adam Myers and Arcana Valley for providing some fine musical entertainment.

It’s been a busy week since then but normal service is resumed this coming Saturday. We return to the Bard’s Bar to kick off the tenth year of WagonWheel shows in the company of Case Hardin, Dennis Ellsworth and E.R. Thorpe. You can read a full preview for this show here. Maybe we’ll see you there?

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all too briefly, but it was fun while it lasted. Big thanks to The Rosellys, Mat Wale & Friends plus everybody that joined us at The Greystones last night for our only show this month. It certainly wasn’t a bad way to spend a Tuesday night.

WagonWheel Presents… returns on Thursday October 22nd when we welcome M.G. Boulter, Garforth & Myers plus Arcana Valley to Shakespeares. You can find more details for this show and our final run for 2015 over on the Gigs page. Maybe we’ll see you at one of them?

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thanks to all who came out to our Tramlines show at Shakespeares yesterday, especially of course The Lucky Strikes, The Nøse, Mike Hughes, Grassoline, Paul Littlewood, Tomorrow We Sail, David J. Roch, Quiet Loner, Ash Gray, M.G. Boulter, Neil McSweeney, Tom Baxendale and Jacob Fletcher. We enjoyed that a lot.

We’re back in the Bard’s Bar at the end of August. We’ve got a bunch of new shows in the works, details of what has been confirmed so far can be found here on our Gigs page. Maybe we’ll see you at one of them.

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On Thursday October 22nd, WagonWheel Presents… welcomes acclaimed singer/songwriter M.G. Boulter back to Shakespeares. A regular visitor to these parts as front man of The Lucky Strikes and noted side man/band member for the likes of Neil McSweeney and Simone Felice, tonight he returns for a solo show ahead of the release of his latest album. Joining him for the Sheffield leg of his tour will be Adam Myers of  Garforth & Myers plus Arcana Valley. Advance tickets priced at £6 are available from http://www.wegottickets.com/event/330633 or entry on the night will be £8. Doors open 8pm.

 

***M.G. BOULTER***

M.G. BoulterM G Boulter is a songwriter and musician who currently lives on the outer reaches of the Thames coast in England.

M G’s first collection of songs was released in 2008 under the moniker, Blue Vinyl Island. The follow up, The Whispering Pines, was released by Stovepony Records in 2012 and continued the exploration of lo-fi roots recordings that was started in Blue Vinyl Island. Third solo album, The Water or the Wave, was released by Harbour Song Records in 2013. M G recruited various friends and colleagues for the album sessions, including Lucky Strikes compatriot Paul Ambrose, Bryony Afferson and Lizzy O’Connor from London folk and bluegrass band Troubadour Rose and, by no means least, legendary Dire Straits and Bob Dylan drummer Pick Withers. This eclectic cast helped Matthew create a work of considerable warmth and subtlety.

As a player of an array of stringed instruments, M G Boulter has also worked alongside many other artists including Conor Oberst, Neil McSweeney, Duke and the King and Rosalie Deighton, while remaining a long standing member of the Simone Felice Group.

M G Boulter continues to tour and record with his band, The Lucky Strikes, first as bass player from 2006 then as singer and guitarist by 2009. The band has released four albums to date.

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When you hear an album that reminds you of your childhood and your dreams, the best film you’ve seen all year, your favourite record of all time, and your first love – that has to be a good dayNo Depression

http://www.facebook.com/MGBoulter

 

***ADAM MYERS***

Garforth & Myers
Rory Garforth & Adam Myers are the songwriting partnership at the helm of a folk/acoustic collective, involving musicians from all over the UK. With their base in South Yorkshire Garforth & Myers provide “lushly brewed melodious folk hypnosis; a multitude of and a masterclass in well crafted songs and understated delivery”. After initially meeting whilst involved IN separate musical projects Rory & Adam started working on material together.

The result was a sound reminiscent of 60’s psychedelic folk, carefully crafted multi part harmonies with long time band member Emma Johnstone, would form the basis of a selection of demo’s which attracted the attention of producers Keith Angel and Andy Seward; perhaps best known for their work with Jon Boden , Kate Rusby, Martin Simpson, John Tams, Chris Drever et al. Work started on putting together a self-financed album after months of writing, planning and preparation and features the talents of Devon based Nick Wyke and Becki Driscoll layering up lush string arrangements which has become integral to the sound.

With additions from Magazine’s Dave Formula on electric piano and hammond, Andy Seward on Double Bass, The Angel Brothers; Keith Angel on Drums and percussion and Dave Angel on Electric Guitar and not least the essential contributions from Peter Rophone on Electric Bass and Phil Gardiner on Piano the result was their self titled debut album.

Acoustic music like this and of this standard will always straddle the border between folk, pop, jazz etc and may even be popped into a new category altogether, whether it likes it or not. Cross pollination is always good though, especially if it draws audiences in from several directions. These particular ears are keen to hear more.Northern Sky

Tonight Adam plays a solo set.

http://www.facebook.com/Garforth-Myers-149578636931

 

***ARCANA VALLEY***

Arcana Valley

Lil Gibbard and Chris Murphy are Arcana Valley, a Sheffield-based folk duo who write songs about displacement, fantasy, the sea and forests as well as odes to friends. Songs that are turbulent, dark but essentially optimistic.

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