Posts Tagged ‘Mark Wynn’

early for Christmas Blues… but last night was certainly a gift for live music fans. Big thanks to The BearCats, Luzon Valley Fearless, Andy P. Davison and all who came along to enjoy them with us at Shakespeares.

WagonWheel Presents… has one final show to go this year. We’re back in the Bard’s Bar on Friday December 2nd with Boss Caine, Mark Wynn, Joe Solo and Dave Woodcock, you can find full details for this one here. Maybe we’ll see you then?


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for 2012 at least. Friday night’s performances from Quiet Loner, Mark Wynn, Huw Costin and William Barstow at Shakespeares were a fitting end to another year of great live music. Thanks to them and those that were there to enjoy it. In all we’ve put on 26 shows this year, featuring 54 different acts, 17 of which were new to the WagonWheel stage.

We’ll start all over again on Sunday February 10th when Amelia Curran joins us at The Greystones. Keep an eye on the Gigs page over the next couple of weeks where we’ll be adding more shows to those for next year which currently also include Otis Gibbs, Boss Caine, Bob Collum, Big Convoy, Roaming Son, Tsar Nicholas III & The Exiles, Coma Girls, Torn Sail, The Lucky Strikes and Neil McSweeney.

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was rather bloody brilliant, to put it bluntly. A great time was had with the ever fantastic Rod Picott and wonderful opening set from Mat Wale. Thanks to them and those that came along too.

That’s it for WagonWheel Presents… at The Greystones this year, we return there on February 10th with Amelia Curran.

We do however have one show left for 2012, we’ll be at Shakespeares on November 30th with Quiet Loner, Mark Wynn, Huw Costin and William Barstow. Details of that one can be found here, we hope we’ll see you then.

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i think it’s fair to say, worked out ok in the end after a few technical difficulties at Shakespeares last night. Thanks to Last Harbour, Tomorrow We Sail and The Listeners for what proved to be a quite lovely show, and to everybody that came out. We hope your patience was rewarded.

We return to Shakespeares on Friday November 30th for our final show of the year with Quiet Loner, Mark Wynn, Huw Costin and William Barstow. Details on that are here.

Next however we’re back at The Greystones tomorrow with Josh Harty, Daughter Of Frank and Socrates Johnson. The lowdown on that one can be found here, we hope you can join us.

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You either love it or hate it right? Well we’re pretty sure those that lived to tell the tale loved last night’s Otis Gibbs show at The Greystones. Thanks to Otis, the survivors and also Mark Wynn who opened up the night.

We’re back at The Greystones on August 16th with Old Man Luedecke and Richard Kitson. Before then though it’s our monthly show at Shakespeares on July 27th when we bring you The Payroll Union, The Administrators and Tom Baxendale. Details for both shows can be found on the Gigs page.

In other news tickets are now available over the bar on The Greystones between 11am and 6pm for all of our upcoming shows there this year.

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June all done. More great live music last night in the company of Amelia Curran and Huw Costin, thanks as always to them and those that were there to see them at The Greystones.

Next month we welcome Otis Gibbs back to Sheffield with support from Mark Wynn. You can find all the details on that gig on July 11th here. Further ahead our latest listings can be found here.

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On Friday November 30th, WagonWheel Presents… heads to Shakespeares for our last show of 2012. To help round off the year we’re bringing you 33% extra free when we’re joined by not three but four fine acts for you listening pleasure. Touring their respective new albums we have Quiet Loner, Mark Wynn and Huw Costin plus William Barstow opens the show. Advance tickets priced at £4 are available from http://www.wegottickets.com/event/189096. Entry on the night will be £5. Doors open 8pm.


Quiet Loner is the pen-name of songwriter Matt Hill.

As Quiet Loner he sings songs about love, loss, infidelity, suicide, murder, capital punishment, the database state, terrorism, religion, war, fallen angels, the secret rulers of the world and the redemptive power of country music. Hill is an accomplished raconteur and powerful live performer delivering a show that is emotional, often funny, usually political, occasionally angry, sometimes satirical 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. His recording and live work as Quiet Loner has won him many accolades, including an Americana UK Album of the Year 2004,  Americana-chart topping albums, 4-star reviews from the likes of Uncut and The Daily Mirror and radio play from BBC6 Music.  His live credentials include support slots for Lambchop, Joe Pernice, Neko Case and Chris Mills.

New album ‘GreedyMagicians’ will be released on November 19th 2012.  Recorded live in a Salford church over a single evening in May,  ‘Greedy Magicians’ is a collection of contemporary protest songs seething with disgust and shot through with melancholy at the state of our coalition-led nation.  It’s an album which responds both personally and politically, reflecting on recent events and rewriting them as the latest chapters in a long and historic struggle of the many against the few.

The wordplay is pure Costello. Delicate songwriting, with hints of folk and Americana. Bleakly beautiful” Uncut

An outstanding record. Uplifting and inspiringMaverick Magazine

It’s not an overstatement to say it’s up there with Ryan Adams’ “Heartbreaker”. Believe me, you need to hear this album.” Whisperinandhollerin

dissecting heartbreak with surgical precision. Highly recommendedAmericana UK



Mark Wynn is a 25 year old talking, singer, songwriter/mumbler man boy from York… Occasionally he has been referred to as being a poet, this is something that does not sit too well with him. Anyway, so far this year he has written and released four albums, two collections of poems (oh the irony) and has done more gigs than he cares to mention…
Recently he has been described as a cross between John Cooper Clarke, Lou Reed and Big Bill Broonzy: make of that what you will…
The subject matter for his songs covers a number of subjects.. here are a few: car boot sales, tooth decay, love, comparing girls to television, booze, rubbish nightclubs, dish washing, bus journeys, Henry Miller, the weather, his grandmother and working in an industry where most people are money hungry creeps…
This November, after three years of gigging around anywhere and everywhere, Mark is heading out on his first UK headline tour…

Like the early John Cooper Clarke or Mark E Smith, Mark Wynn has the potential for national treasure status twenty years down the line. And that’s not something you’ll hear me say often or lightly.” Tom Robinson BBC 6 Music

Raggedy, warts and all, off the cuff, intentionally half-baked, and charming: utterly self-effacing and unpretentious, it’s the antithesis of, well, pretty much everything, although it is, arguably, tantamount to creative and commercial suicideWhisperinandhollerin



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 putting the final touches to 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.

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



William Barstow has been recording and playing live throughout the country for the past 5 years with The Dead Delta and now with The Ruby Jacks. Throughout this period he has complied a selection of songs that don’t fit into the framework of a hardened rock band but require a more intimate and spacious setting. His bluesy/folk solo material has been compared to the likes of Jeff Buckley and Neil Young.


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