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made the night drive down to Shakespeares yesterday was certainly more than suitably rewarded. A wonderful evening with fine performances from M.G. Boulter and Banjo Jen was a perfect antidote to two months without a WagonWheel show. Big thanks to both acts and everybody that joined us.

We don’t have to wait quite so long until the next one, WagonWheel Presents… returns to The Greystones this Monday night September 23rd when John Statz brings his latest UK tour to Sheffield. Opening the show will be Andy P. Davison & The Soul Preachin’ Co. Full details for this one can be found here, we hope you can find your along too.

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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 Friday September 20th, WagonWheel Presents… welcomes M.G. Boulter back to Sheffield when he joins us at Shakespeares. Most recently in town supporting The Beautiful South’s Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott at the City Hall, M.G. returns for his first headline show since last year’s Blood Moon EP release tour. Opening the show will be Banjo Jen. Advance tickets priced at £7 are available from http://www.wegottickets.com/event/463881 or entry on the night will be £9. Doors open 8pm.

 

***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.

Gorgeous, in a wordUncut

http://www.mgboulter.co.uk
http://www.facebook.com/MGBoulter
http://twitter.com/MGBoulter
http://www.instagram.com/mgboultermusic

 

***BANJO JEN***

Based in Sheffield, British singer-songwriter Banjo Jen is the “all-singin’, all-dancin’, badass banjo-pickin’ girl”.

A relative newcomer to the UK Americana and folk scenes, she’s already making waves! Using banjo as the lead instrument for her songs, weaving clever lyrics with catchy melodies, and incorporating Appalachian step-dancing and no-nonsense Yorkshire charm and humour into her sets, she’s quickly gained a loyal local following which is now spreading beyond the Yorkshire border! Tipped by Maverick magazine for a ‘long musical career’, highlights so far have included playing in Austin TX during SXSW 2017 and being selected by the Americana Music Association UK to showcase at both Red Rooster festival and The Long Road festival in 2018.

Banjo Jen’s debut EP ‘Lost & Found’ was released in 2018, offering a flavour of her distinctive songwriting. Playing the traditional ‘frailing’ style of banjo, and accompanied by punchy double bass, she is influenced by aspects of folk, country, blues and ‘old-time’ music – though she doesn’t stick to any particular tradition and makes her own rules up as she goes along! This, combined with a skill for finding a great melody and an interesting story, makes for unique and highly original songs; songs of sinning and straying, of characters and conflicts, of running from the law and of running from yourself. As the one and only Dolly Parton says, ‘We’re all just a bunch of sinners, but we do the best we can’.

http://www.banjojen.com
http://www.facebook.com/banjojenmusic
http://www.instagram.com/banjojen
http://twitter.com/BanjoJen

 

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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.

Gorgeous, in a wordUncut

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.

http://www.facebook.com/buffaloghost

 

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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.

http://www.facebook.com/FargoRailroadCompany

 

***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!

http://www.facebook.com/tswleeds

 

***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.

Gorgeous, in a wordUncut

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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