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another year gone already? 2018 saw a modest total of 15 WagonWheel Presents… shows (though we did lose 2 to Snowmageddon that wiped out the Sunday of our Weekender), with a total of 37 different acts, 11 of whom were brand new faces to our little stage(s). That’s still not bad going i reckon. Among those 15 was our 300th show, we’re almost starting to get the hang of it.

We’ll be back for more in 2019, and we’ve got a few belters lined up already. Confirmed shows for next year are:

Angel Snow @ The Greystones, Tuesday March 5th

Good Lovelies @ The Greystones, Monday April 8th

Josh Harty + The Fargo Railroad Co. @ The Greystones, Tuesday April 16th

Curtis Eller’s American Circus + Paul McClure @ The Greystones, Friday June 7th

Rachel Harrington @ The Greystones, Sunday July 14th

Full details for all of the above including ticket links can be found over on the Gigs page.

Big thanks as always to everybody that’s joined us this year and been a part of what we do. Here’s hoping Santa is kind with the tunes he brings you all, and all the best for 2019 and beyond.

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when two singer/songwriters trade songs for the night. Big thanks to John Statz and Megan Burtt for a great night at Shakespeares, plus A Prayer Away who opened the show with a typically fine set, and of course you if you were there.

For our next show we’re back at The Greystones on Tuesday October 30th when WagonWheel Presents… welcomes Rachel Harrington back to Sheffield, along with Boss Caine who opens the show. You can find full details for this one here. We hope you can join us too.

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added up to a very Sociable Sunday at Shakespeares yesterday. Thanks to everybody who joined us in the sunshine for great music from The Fargo Railroad Co., Hazjak, Ash Mountain, Boss Caine, Buffalo Ghost, Andy P. Davison, Tsar Nicholas III & The Exiles, Charlie Tophill, Richard Dilks, William Barstow, Hungarian Lanterns and Gemma Gray.

Our next show sees us back at The Greystones on Saturday August 25th with The Fargo Railroad Co., The Swells and Benjamin William Pike. We’re also there just a week late on Saturday September 1st with The BearCats, Bob Collum & The Welfare Mothers and Ryan Farmer. Tickets for both these shows (and more) are on sale here now. We hope you can join us for at least one of them.

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300th gigs go, that wasn’t a bad way to do it. Jody Davies, Big Convoy and Joe Armitage performing “in the round” at Shakespeares on Friday made for another magic singer/songwriter night. Big thanks to all of them and everybody who joined us.

WagonWheel Presents… will be back on July 22nd for a special “Sunday Social” at Shakespeares, twelve acts over two stages of free live music from The Fargo Railroad Co., Ash Mountain, Buffalo Ghost, Tsar Nicholas III & The Exiles, Richard Dilks & The Revelators, Hungarian Lanterns, Hazjak, Boss Caine, Charlie Tophill, Andy P. Davison, William Barstow and Gemma Gray. Keep an eye on the Gigs page for details along with updates on a few more shows coming later in the year.

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thankfully it wasn’t a folk singer’s leg, and hopefully Kirsty McGee & Quiet Loner conquered a few new fans at The Greystones last night. Thanks to them and Charlie Tophill who opened the show with first of three fine sets of the evening.

We’ll be back on Friday June 15th when WagonWheel Presents… returns to Shakespeares for an “in the round” show with Jody Davies, Big Convoy‘s Mat Wale & John Batchelor, and Joe Armitage. Full details on this show can be found here. We hope you can join us then.

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for an end of year round up, but i’m going to do one anyway.

2017 saw us take in 19 shows, featuring 46 different acts including 9 new faces to the WagonWheel stage. One of those was a brand new venue too with an unplugged special at Hop Hideout.

More of the same in 2018 then? We’ve got this lot lined up so far, including our second WagonWheel Weekender in March:

Thursday February 1st @ The Greystones : Quiet Loner (Battle For The Ballot show) + Kevin Titterton

Friday March 16th @ The Greystones : Rod Picott + Boss Caine

Saturday March 17th (afternoon) @ The Greystones : M&J Blues + Franc Cinelli + Andy P. Davison

Saturday March 17th (evening) @ The Greystones : The Fargo Railroad Co. + The Lucky Strikes + Franc Cinelli

Sunday March 18th (afternoon) @ The Greystones : A Prayer Away + Charlie Tophill + John Batchelor

Sunday March 18th (evening) @ The Greystones : Southern Tenant Folk Union + Paul Handyside

Saturday September 1st @ The Greystones : The BearCats + Bob Collum & The Welfare Mothers

Friday November 16th @ The Greystones : Richard Kitson + Ryan Farmer

 

I guess that’ll do for starters? Tickets for all February and March shows are available online at http://www.wegottickets.com/wagonwheelpresents and from the venue. Shows later in the year will be on sale soon. Thanks to everybody that joined us in 2017. Hope to see you for more again soon.

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On Friday June 21st, WagonWheel Presents… welcomes four fine singer/songwriters to Shakespeares for another “In The Round” show. Joining us for this one will be Jody Davies, Daniel Kemish, E.R. Thorpe and B.W. Pike. All four acts will be on stage together from the off, taking it in turns to share songs and some of the stories behind them. Advance tickets priced at £8 are available from http://www.wegottickets.com/event/467586 or entry on the night will be £10. Doors open 8pm for an 8.15pm start.

 

***B.W. PIKE***

Benjamin William Pike is a critically acclaimed acoustic roots musician from Leeds, West Yorkshire. A virtuoso guitarist, adept at playing steel string, lap slide and pedal steel, Benjamin explores folk, alt. country, blues and beyond. His debut album – ‘Being & Nothingness’ was highly praised for it’s originality and unique musicianship and became one of Folk Radio’s albums of the year in 2013.

Benjamin has played across the UK, Europe, the U.S. and Canada and has been invited to open for such luminaries as The Felice Brothers, C.W.Stoneking, Nell Bryden, Martha Tilston, The Low Anthem, Old Crow Medicine Show, Kelly Joe Phelps and ‘Cactus’ Jim Soldi (Johnny Cash’s guitarist).

The 2017 album – ‘A Burdensome Year’ has been picked again for album of the month by Folk Radio and has been featured in The Independent by legendary rock critic Andy Gill as well as receiving overwhelmingly positive reviews from national folk and roots publications including Songlines Magazine, R2 magazine and fRoots magazine.

On the strength of ‘A Burdensome Year’ Benjamin was also asked to perform live sessions for BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio London & BBC Radio Leeds.

http://www.bwpike.com

 

***E.R. THORPE***

E.R. Thorpe was born into music – her mother taught her to finger-pick, introducing her to the music of PJ Harvey, Sandy Denny, Susan Vega, Roy Harper and Bob Dylan along the way; 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. Sometimes wilfully naive, sometimes considered and precise – her choice of chords is particular and unusual and her finger-picking weaves a strange atmosphere – the likes of which you’d more likely find in a Lynch film or a novel by Bolano than in the sculpted folk of her inspirations. And like those who inspire her – Nick Cave, Patti Smith, William Blake, she loves to muse on nature & religion: God, the devil, good and evil, and like the Pre Raphaelite Brotherhood she tries to tell it like it is – to reveal both the beauty and the devastation of life: Red Dust portrays human insignificance under darkening skies; Dinner For One traces the fading past of a destroyed relationship; You wouldn’t think that it took years for Thorpe to accept her own arresting voice and lyrical vision. Time well spent in distillation perhaps: This is music that is close to the source. These are songs, born of tradition, alive in the present day, revealing & fragile, executed spare and sharp.

http://erthorpe.bandcamp.com

 

***DANIEL KEMISH***

Daniel Kemish is a British Born Americana/Folk Singer and one of those artists whose voice cuts straight to the core. His songs and stage presence command the attention of the audience, be it an intimate solo performance or full band setup.

Daniel started performing in 2006 around small bars and clubs in the UK. One day in 2011 he decided he was fed up of performing other peoples songs and wanted to create something for himself. He set about writing but struggled with inspiration until he returned to his childhood home in Portugal. In 2013 and 2014 he self released 2 EP’s (in Duo Format) with his Double Bass player Jean Christian Houde.

2015 Daniel took a trip back to Nashville and set about recording his Debut Album at Ocean Way Studios. “Fools & Money” was release in March 2016 followed by a 34 date UK Tour with his band. Since then he has toured extensively completing 3 other tours of Europe and one of America covering over 100,000km’s mostly solo.

On the 24th January 2017 Daniel spent one month alone in a mountain hut in Austria, he desired complete solitude in composing and writing material for his 2nd studio album. Having no electricity/running water or phones, and only a wood stove for heating/cooking and melting snow. This allowed Daniel to get back to real basics of song writing and create an album that was more personal to himself. The results are incredible and Daniel returned with a new sound and style that truly shows he has matured as both a songwriter and performer.

2018/19 is set to be a massive year for the young Singer/Songwriter, his new album “Under The Same Sky” is out now and Daniel is busy planning a full year of touring for 2019.

This is one of the true great Artists that are still doing it the honest way.

http://www.danielkemish.com

 

***JODY DAVIES***

If being in three bands wasn’t enough (The Fargo Railroad Co./King Quentin/A Prayer Away), Jody Davies airs a more stripped down set of songs in his performances of his solo material. Tonight with just his vintage Gibson J-45 (you may know her as Dolly), expect raw, heartfelt songs and to hear one or two of the stories behind them.

 

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http://www.facebook.com/events/334108563903188

 

 

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