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Over the weekend of February 5th, 6th and 7th, WagonWheel Presents… brings our first mini-festival to The Greystones, Sheffield. After celebrating our 250th show at the end of 2015, we’re kicking off our 10th year with five great shows in three days. We’ve a line up featuring the usual mix of local, UK and international talent that you’d come to expect from a WagonWheel show.

Friday night sees us joined by a fine triple bill of bands in The Payroll Union, The Fargo Railroad Co. and The Sopranistas. The Payroll Union are a Sheffield based Americana band with an obsession for American history. The Fargo Railroad Co. have gone from strength to strength since forming in 2013 and have steadily built a reputation as one of Sheffield’s hottest live acts. The Sopranistas are a South London based Alt-Country band led by singer-songwriter Gregory S. Rees.

Saturday afternoon will be a slightly more mellow affair in the company of Neil McSweeney. His acoustic guitar playing style combines folk, blues and country influences but it is his voice, likened by The Guardian to a male Tracy Chapman, and his direct and personal lyrics for which he is most recognised. Kicking off Saturday’s proceedings will be Ash Gray. 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 the UK after releasing his latest album Once I Got Burned, today he plays a solo set.

We’ll be turning the volume up on Saturday night for evening of 100% Sheffield rock ‘n’ roll with Roaming Son. Easing us into the night will be solo sets from William Barstow and Richard Kitson. Roaming Son draw influences from the sounds of the earliest raucous rock ‘n’ roll bands of the 50’s, but add a distinct sound that is refreshingly modern. Richard Kitson is a renowned folk & Blues artist and dazzling guitarist. William Barstow has recorded and played live throughout the country with former bands The Dead Delta and The Ruby Jacks, compling a selection of bluesy folk songs that didn’t fit into the framework of a hardened rock band. 

Sunday afternoon sees an all acoustic offering with three wonderful solo artists. Quiet Loner sings songs about love and fear, life and death, despair and hope. On a live stage he is an understated yet powerful performer delivering a show that is emotional, political, occasionally angry but nearly always gentle and human. Boss Caine are a folk/Americana collective from York, England centred around the songs of front man and ‘Yorkshire Cowboy’ – Daniel Lucas (aka GT Turbo), a man described as ‘having a voice that makes Louis Armstrong sound kinda girly’. E.R. Thorpe was born into music – her mother taught her to finger-pick; Her father Kevin was well respected on the blues scene for his albums with Out Of The Blue; And her aunt managed Welsh psychedelic legends Man. Despite this heritage Thorpe has shaped her own evocative sound.

Our weekender draws to a close on the Sunday night when US singer/songwriter Rod Picott returns to Sheffield with his brand new album Fortune. It was 2001’s Tiger Tom Dixon’s Blues — a debut album that bridged the gap between between folk and Americana — that officially introduced him as a singer/songwriter, kick starting one of the more acclaimed careers in modern-day roots music. With latest effort Fortune, he shines a light on himself, strips bare what he found rattling around in his heart and invites the listener to follow a deeper and more intimate journey. Opening the show will be Mat Wale. 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 and intends to release a new single every month in 2016.

Doors for all evening shows open at 8pm and shows finish by 11pm.

Doors for afternoon shows open at 3.15pm and shows finish by 6pm.

Advance tickets prices are:

Friday night £6
Saturday afternoon £6
Saturday evening £6
Sunday afternoon £5
Sunday evening £10
Saturday day ticket (2 shows) £10
Sunday day ticket (2 shows) £14
Weekend ticket (all 5 shows) £15

Weekend tickets, day tickets, and tickets for each individual show are available from: http://www.wegottickets.com/f/9440

Tickets for each individual show are also available from the venue between 12 & 6pm daily.

All prices will be more on the door.

Full previews for each show are available at the links below:

Friday night : The Payroll Union + The Fargo Railroad Co. + The Sopranistas
Saturday afternoon : Neil McSweeney + Ash Gray
Saturday night : Roaming Son + Richard Kitson + William Barstow
Sunday afternoon : Quiet Loner + Boss Caine + E.R. Thorpe
Sunday night : Rod Picott + Mat Wale

 

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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 Sunday July 26th, WagonWheel Presents… once again brings another great day of live music to Tramlines festival at Shakespeares. The show starts at 3pm and there’ll be performances from Neil McSweeney, Ash Gray & Couch Fire, Mat Wale & Friends, Walton Hesse, Anytown, The Janskys, Joe Solo, Pete David (The Payroll Union), Robert Chaney, Pete Gow (Case Hardin), E.R. Thorpe, William Barstow, Richard Kitson and Blue Rooster across the Bard’s Bar and Stable Yard stages. Entry is free! No wristband required.

 

***NEIL McSWEENEY*** : 10.15pm Bard’s Bar

Neil McSweeney

Neil McSweeney is a songwriter and musician based in Sheffield. His acoustic guitar playing style combines folk, blues and country influences but it is his voice, likened by The Guardian to a male Tracy Chapman, and his direct and personal lyrics for which he is most recognised.

http://neilmcsweeney.com

 

***ASH GRAY & COUCH FIRE*** 8.55pm Bard’s Bar

Ash Gray

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 the UK after releasing his latest album Once I Got Burned, tonight the Texas songwriter plays with his band Couch Fire.

http://www.facebook.com/ashgraymusic

 

***MAT WALE & FRIENDS*** 7.50pm Bard’s Bar

Mat Wale

The latest project from the prolific Mat Wale. Taking a stripped back approach from his work with Big Convoy and The Rackets, expect a more lo-fi country sound including fiddle and banjo.

http://www.matwale.com

 

***WALTON HESSE*** 6.45pm Bard’s Bar

Walton Hesse

Manchester’s Walton Hesse are a six-piece based around the ideas and DIY ethics of songwriter Matt Grayson, the band pull on influences from Steve Malkmus to Steve Reich. The result is a blend of country-tinged guitar pop and experimental noise; a nod to the likes of Beechwood Sparks or Ghost is Born-era Wilco.

http://waltonhesse.bandcamp.com

 

***JOE SOLO*** 5.40pm Bard’s Bar

Joe Solo

Joe Solo’s musical odyssey began in 1987 fronting a bash-em-out band at school, and has seen him play in 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. Live, Solo has a growing reputation as both a performer and raconteur, being thought-provoking, comical and punch-the-air political often in the same breath. He is not an artist you forget in a hurry.

http://www.joesolo.co.uk

 

***ANYTOWN*** 4.35pm Bard’s Bar

Anytown

Anytown feature members of Sheffield’s premier folk-rockers, Dead Like Harry, a band who have built a big reputation in recent years for their innate showmanship and rousing tunes. Exploring a more acoustic based folk sound, today sees Matt, Robin & Sam playing a trio set.

http://www.facebook.com/AnytownMusic

 

***THE JANSKYS*** 3.30pm Bard’s Bar

The Janskys

The Janskys began in 2007 and released debut LP When Silence Speaks as a full band. Drawing from influences such as Wilco, REM and Grandaddy; the songs feature sweeping guitar hooks and beautifully crafted harmonies. For the last year or so the band have been performing as a guitar duo.

http://www.sawayakasheffield.org.uk/

 

***PETE DAVID (The Payroll Union)*** 9.30pm Stable Yard

Pete David

The Payroll Union are a four-piece Americana band with an obsession for American history. Inspired by country, rock ‘n’ roll and southern gothic, they formed in 2009. They recently released their second album Paris Of America. Tonight front man Pete David plays a solo set.

http://www.thepayrollunion.com

 

***ROBERT CHANEY*** 8.25pm Stable Yard

Robert Chaney

Robert Chaney is an American performing artist, heir to the songwriting tradition of Townes Van Zandt, Hank Williams, and Judee Sill. Cracked Picture Frames is his debut album released earlier this year to great acclaim.

http://www.robertchaney.net

 

***PETE GOW (Case Hardin)*** 7.20pm Stable Yard

Pete Gow

Case Hardin is all about the story and the telling of that story. Gow’s writing carries the weight of critical praise (‘aching lyrical genius’, ‘one of our foremost storytelling songwriters’) and today he plays a solo show ahead of the highly anticipated release of the fourth album later this year from one of the UK’s finest Americana acts.

http://www.casehardin.com

 

***RICHARD KITSON*** 6.15pm Stable Yard

Richard Kitson

From a young age Sheffield born Richard Kitson immersed himself in the music that he loved; relentlessly emulating the sounds he heard on records from Bob Dylan to Big Bill Broonzy. Adopting a finger-picking style he unlocked a world of new potential in his personal playing; but also released a new depth of songwriting that has become a primary focus. Self taught by listening to the greats and with a deep sense of the tradition and craft of blues and folk, Richard is a musician’s musician – it all comes from the soul.

http://www.richardkitson.co.uk

 

***E.R. THORPE*** 5.10pm Stable Yard

E.R. Thorpe

Having called time on The Listeners, E.R. Thorpe embarks on a fully solo career. Expect dark alternative folk tales. Revealing and fragile songs, executed spare and sharp.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/ER-Thorpe/425132927666959

 

***WILLIAM BARSTOW*** 4.05pm Stable Yard

William Barstow

William Barstow has recorded and played live throughout the country with former bands The Dead Delta and The Ruby Jacks. Throughout this period he complied a selection of bluesy folk songs that didn’t fit into the framework of a hardened rock band but require a more intimate and spacious setting.

http://www.facebook.com/WilliamBarstowOfficial

 

***BLUE ROOSTER*** 3pm Stable Yard

Blue Rooster

Sheffield’s Blue Rooster offer a blend of original blues, country and rockabilly. A sometime duo, tonight main man Tom performs a solo set.

http://www.facebook.com/noisyrooster

 

Facebook Event page:

http://www.facebook.com/events/513427275471025

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On Sunday July 27th, WagonWheel Presents… in association with Neil McSweeney and Shakespeares brings two stages of live music to this year’s Tramlines festival. Upstairs in the Bard’s Bar will feature band sets from The Lucky Strikes, The Nøse, Mike Hughes, Grassoline, Paul Littlewood, Tomorrow We Sail and David J. Roch. The outdoor stage in the stable yard will include acoustic sets from David J. Roch, Quiet Loner, Ash Gray, M.G. Boulter, Neil McSweeney, Jacob Fletcher and Tom Baxendale. Live music begins at 3.30pm and entry to both stages is free!

 

***THE LUCKY STRIKES*** 10pm

Strikes

From Leigh-On-Sea they’re carrying on the finest musical traditions of the Thames Delta, from initial forays in garage-blues towards an impressive melange of roots music and southern rock.

http://www.theluckystrikes.co.uk/

 

***THE NøSE*** 9pm

Nøse

The Nøse sees Neil McSweeney bringing the noise with three piece band. Something more than a little different to his singer/songwriter show.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-N%C3%B8se/158596290965524

 

***MIKE HUGHES*** 8pm

Mike

Building on an amazing 2013 which saw him gain fans and radio play from the likes of Dermot O’Leary (BBC Radio 2), Mark Radcliffe (BBC Radio 2 & 6Music), and Cerys Matthews (BBC Radio 6music) as well as a nationwide tour supporting Miles Kane, new single ‘The Road’ cements Mike as one of 2014’s most promising new artists.

http://www.mikehughesmusic.com/

 

***GRASSOLINE*** 7pm

Grassoline

Chesterfield’s Grassoline play a bluegrass influenced brand of alt-country featuring guitar, double bass, fiddle, banjo and mandolin and sometimes more.

http://grassoline.bandcamp.com/

 

***PAUL LITTLEWOOD*** 6pm

Paul

Paul Littlewood has a signature arrangement style, a way of doing songs. No fancy tricks, no production wizardry, just subtly changing low-key textures and a voice. Poignant and ethereal blues music.

http://www.paullittlewood.com/

 

***TOMORROW WE SAIL*** 5pm

TWS

Tomorrow We Sail is a group of seven musicians based in Leeds and Sheffield. Formed in 2009 they have spent time developing and honing their sound into what is now a vast landscape of reverb-soaked guitars, orchestral strings, piano, accordion and multi-layered vocals.

http://www.tomorrowwesail.co.uk/

 

***DAVID J. ROCH*** 4pm Bard’s Bar (duo) 9.35pm Stable Yard (solo)

David

Whether on record or playing live, David effortlessly conveys emotional intensity using a voice which The Guardian says “can soar to ethereal heights as effortlessly as it plumbs red-raw depths” and in doing so he finds the perfect vehicle to expresses his deeply moving lyrics and stunning melodies.

http://davidjroch.co.uk/

 

***QUIET LONER*** 8.35pm

Matt

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.

http://quietloner.com/

 

***ASH GRAY*** 7.35pm

Ash

Ash Gray has just released debut solo album Once I Got Burned after spending nigh-on twenty year career fronting The High-Class Family Butchers and Ash Gray & The Girls, or holding down the lead guitarist’s job in various rock bands in Austin and New York.

http://www.facebook.com/ashgraymusic

 

***M.G. BOULTER*** 6.35pm

Matt B

As well as being the singer & guitarist with The Lucky Strikes, M.G. Boulter has released various solo albums. As a player of an array of stringed instruments, he 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.

http://www.mgboulter.co.uk/

 

***NEIL McSWEENEY*** 5.35pm

Neil

Neil McSweeney is a songwriter and musician based in Sheffield. His acoustic guitar playing style combines folk, blues and country influences but it is his voice, likened by The Guardian to a male Tracy Chapman, and his direct and personal lyrics for which he is most recognised.

http://neilmcsweeney.com/

 

***TOM BAXENDALE*** 4.35pm

Tom

Tom Baxendale’s songs combine elements of alt. country, new wave, rockabilly, pre-Beatles pop and post-Dylan americana.

http://www.therainydayclub.co.uk/

 

***JACOB FLETCHER*** 3.30pm

Jake

Previous album ‘All The Dead Roads To The Kingdom’ was written and recorded whilst travelling through Eastern Europe, Russia and the USA. The record draws heavily on influences from all of those places, from the bleak sad beautiful world of ‘Burn’ to the edgy chaotic rhythmic pulse of ‘Don’t Go Down’, the album’s recordings showcase Jacob’s haunting voice and interest in variations of mood dynamics & instrumentation.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Jacob-Fletcher/101325199914534

 

Facebook Event page:

http://www.facebook.com/events/1468743410032734

Last.Fm Event page:

http://www.last.fm/event/3903413

 

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down at Shakespeares last night in the fine company of Neil McSweeney, M.G. Boulter and Huw Costin. Thanks to all of them and all of you that were there to enjoy three wonderful singer/songwriters.

Our next WagonWheel Presents… show is also in the Bard’s Bar and will be the first of three there this October. On Thursday October 3rd we’re joined by Josh Harty, William Barstow and The Silver Darlings. Wednesday October 16th we welcome Clem Snide‘s Eef Barzelay and Chris Otepka of The Heligoats before rounding the month of with Rod Picott & The Gun Shy Dogs and Wild Ponies (Doug & Telisha Williams) on Thursday October 31st. You can find previews for all of these shows here. Advance tickets are available from http://www.wegottickets.com/wagonwheelpresents. Maybe we’ll see you again at one of those?

WWP 27.09.13

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was fun for those there to enjoy the fine musical entertainment from Quiet Loner, Garron Frith and The Rainy Day Club‘s Tom Baxendale. Thanks to them and those that came along too. WagonWheel Presents… is next at The Greystones on Saturday November 9th with Royal Wood and Peter Katz.

We’ve got four shows to come at Shakespeares before then though, the next of which is on Friday September 27th when we’ll be joined by Neil McSweeney, M.G. Boulter and Huw Costin. See you then?

WWP 13.09.13

 

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certainly wasn’t too quiet at Shakespeares last night when filled with the musical delights of The Farewell State, Mat Wale & The Rackets and The Man With The Screaming Brain. Thanks go to all of them and all who came and listened and enjoyed.

WagonWheel Presents… will next be in the Bard’s Bar on Friday September 27th with a mighty double bill of Neil McSweeney and M.G. Boulter. You can check out the details on that one here.

Preceding that though will be back in The Backroom at The Greystones on Friday September 13th. We’ve a fantastic trio of singer/songwriters lined up for an evening in the company of Quiet Loner, Garron Frith and The Listeners. Ticket details and the full preview for this one can be found by clicking here. We hope you can join us then.

WWP 30.08.13

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