Posts Tagged ‘Mordrake’

year nine of shows well and truly under way. Big thanks to The Fargo Railroad Co., The Farewell State and Mordrake who got the month off to a great start. Thanks as always to all who came along to Shakespeares too.

The next stop for WagonWheel Presents… is back at Shakespeares on Friday November 14th for the return of Rachel Ries. There’ll be music from Canyon Family and Ian Bramall as well. Another fine time awaits. You can read a full preview for this show here.

Maybe we’ll see you then?

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anybody got spooked last night, though are pretty certain those who’d paid to be there and any ghostly lurkers enjoyed the Otis Gibbs show. Thanks to Otis and King Quentin who got the evening off to a fine start at Shakespeares. Thanks to all who made it along too, in or out of body.

We’re back in the Bard’s Bar on Saturday November 1st for the first of four shows we have next month:

– Saturday Nov 1st @ Shakespeares : The Fargo Railroad Co. + The Farewell State + Mordrake

– Friday Nov 14th @ Shakespeares : Rachel Ries + Canyon Family + Ian Bramall

– Thursday Nov 20th @ The Greystones : Wild Ponies + Grassoline

– Saturday Nov 29th @ Shakespeares : Boss Caine + Dave Woodcock + Joe Solo + Richard Kitson

You can find details of all those shows by clicking on our Gigs page. Maybe we’ll see you at one of them.

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On Saturday November 1st, WagonWheel Presents… brings another fine triple bill to the Shakespeares stage. Making their WagonWheel debut we have The Fargo Railroad Co. and there are welcome returns for The Farewell State and Mordrake. Advance tickets priced at £3 (+ booking fee) are available from http://www.wegottickets.com/event/292334 or entry on the night will be £4. Doors open 8pm.



The Fargo Railroad Co.

Jody and Mike wanted to start a County Rock / Americana styled band based around the songs they had been writing, Mike mentioned this to Andy who was immediately interested, even more so when he had the chance to meet Leon’s playing at which point the line-up was fixed (Leon just didn’t know it yet) as Andy insisted he should be the drummer (or else!).

Our first get together / rehearsal / jam was ‘way back’ in last December and immediately there was an ease of playing together followed by much grinning!

Jody has been singing and playing all over the place for a good few years, his song writing style is kind of storyteller and despite being from Conisbrough his singing voice sounds anything but!

Leon (Jody’s brother) has drummed up and down the country with a variety of rock/hard rock and ABBA tribute acts.

Mike plays the geetar and is responsible for the pleasing electric geetar noises be they bendy, swirly or angular.

Finally there’s Andy, who’s played a bit of bass here n there over the last 20years or so… and is a bit of an audio geek. Helping us create our sound and slowly craft it into a pleasing sound.

The Texas dive bar Southern Rock of The Fargo Railroad Co. was born.




The Farewell State

Starting out as one voice from local widescreen rock outfit The Letter, with influences ranging from the likes of Fugazi and Afghan Whigs to Sparklehorse and My Morning Jacket, The Farewell State was originally an outlet for new songs of Simon Roberts. Having now morphed into an instrument-swapping Alt-country/rock four piece, channelling the sounds of the likes of Bon Iver, Ryan Adams and even Neil Finn into the mix,  the band are crafting something that lasts with noise and melody.





From the heavenly fields of Leeds comes a thunderous force that will blow your face off and then put it back on again, upside down. Mordrake are here, and it feels as though the world has woken from a coma. When God said “let there be light!” what he really meant was “let there be Mordrake!” And there was.

With the angelic pure tone of “celestial” Katy Raine’s unique voice, backed to amazing effect by Johnny Hart’s timeless, brooding cacophony, Mordrake embrace both good and evil and turn the combination back into… Mordrake. Mo’s timeless percussion settles beneath the songs like a snow-topped peak reaching into an infinite sunset. Forget The Beatles. Forget the invention of the wheel. Put away your bibles, turn off your televisions and rise from your sofas. Mordrake have come. And there’s going to be an almighty mess.

Last year they released debut album Every Shadow Is A Ghost.

Slow, introspective Americana that delivers an emotional punch with the whitest of gloves.” – Sloucher.org



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last night at Shakespeares proved that good things do come in threes, that being sets from The Clench, The Rainy Day Club and Mordrake. Thanks to them and those that came along too.

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Next month on Friday July 26th we’ll be joined in the Bard’s Bar by The Payroll Union, House Of Charms and House Of Trees. Before then though we’ve got something special lined up for Tramlines. On Sunday July 21st we’ll be taking over the Stableyard stage at Shakespeares for the afternoon and evening. You can read all about it here, thanks go to Martin Bedford for the poster. We hope to see you there.


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aren’t words of high enough praise to describe last night’s WagonWheel Presents… show at The Greystones. A delightful evening was had with the Good Lovelies and William Barstow. Thanks to them and everybody that was there to enjoy it.

We’re back at The Greystones on July 9th with an all Canadian double bill. Leeroy Stagger brings his band to The Backroom and support comes from Dennis Ellsworth.

Before then though we return to Shakespeares tomorrow night (June 28th) in the mighty fine company of The Clench, The Rainy Day Club and Mordrake. Full details on that one are here. We hope to see you then.

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