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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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it proved to be only 60% of a weekender, but what we were left with was pretty special. Thanks to everybody that joined us on Friday and Saturday, not least Rod Picott, Boss Caine, M&J Blues, Andy P. Davison, Franc Cinelli, The Fargo Railroad Co. and The Lucky Strikes for the exceptional entertainment.

Sadly the weather put paid to Sunday’s two gigs at The Greystones, and left us hanging on 298 WagonWheel Presents… shows promoted. But we’ll be back for more very soon. Next will likely be Monday May 14th when we welcome Kirsty McGee & Quiet Loner. Keep an eye on the Gigs page for details of this and more new shows we’ll be adding over the next few weeks.

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***UPDATE***

Unfortunately due to the weather and travel conditions for all concerned, we’ve sadly had to cancel today’s (Sunday) shows. For anybody who has bought advance tickets, refunds will be available from point of purchase. Really sorry to have to do this after three great shows already this weekend. We hope to arrange alternative dates for all the acts who were due to play today as soon as possible.

 

Over the weekend of March 16th, 17th and 18th, WagonWheel Presents… brings our second WagonWheelWeekender to The Greystones, Sheffield. We’ll be bringing you five shows across the three days, featuring the usual mix of local, UK and international talent that you’d come to expect from a WagonWheel show.

On Friday night we’re joined by US singer/songwriter Rod Picott, playing songs from brand new double album. The sprawling twenty-two song Out Past The Wires ranges from whispery ballads to guitar driven rockers and hits every musical spot between. Opening the show will be Boss Caine, the main musical vehicle of hard living, permanently gigging, story telling, troubadouring, award winning, UK singer songwriter, Daniel Lucas.

Saturday afternoon sees the first of two “in the round” shows, when sharing songs and stories will be father & son duo M&J Blues, free-wheeling troubadour Franc Cinelli and The Black Thunder Revue frontman Andy P. Davison playing a solo set. All three acts will be on stage from the off for this early show.

We’ve a fine double bill of bands for Saturday night, with local favourites The Fargo Railroad Co. joined by The Lucky Strikes. The Fargo Railroad Co. are a southern rock / Americana inspired 4 piece band, whilst The Lucky Strikes have been described as “Blues/ Garage/ Americana, spaghetti-western, fiddle powered, howlin’, heavin’ rock and roll”. We think that adds up to a great show. Franc Cinelli returns to get the night under way too with a short solo/acoustic set.

For Sunday afternoon we return to the “in the round” format, this time in the company of Fargo’s Jody Davies airing some solo material, Charlie Tophill strumming out cheerful pessimism on an acoustic guitar and a man who’s been playing WagonWheel shows almost as long as we’ve been doing them, John Batchelor.

Finally on Sunday night, Southern Tenant Folk Union return to Sheffield with their ‘work in progress’ tour, road testing songs from forthcoming new album Willie Rough. Southern Tenant Folk Union are the Edinburgh based six-piece string band that over a series of albums have produced a thought provoking and arresting take on roots & folk music. Support comes from Paul Handyside, the folk and roots singer songwriter who began his musical career with eighties indie darlings Hurrah!

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

Doors for afternoon shows open at 3pm and shows finish by 5.45pm.

Advance tickets prices are:

Friday night £10
Saturday afternoon £5
Saturday evening £8
Sunday afternoon £5
Sunday evening £12
Weekend ticket (all 5 shows) £35

Weekend tickets and tickets for each individual show are available from: http://www.wegottickets.com/wagonwheelpresents

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 : Rod Picott + Boss Caine
Saturday afternoon : M&J Blues + Franc Cinelli + Andy P. Davison
Saturday night : The Fargo Railroad Co. + The Lucky Strikes + Franc Cinelli
Sunday afternoon : Jody Davies + Charlie Tophill + John Batchelor
Sunday night : Southern Tenant Folk Union + Paul Handyside

 

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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 Saturday August 25th, WagonWheel Presents… welcomes Sheffield’s own The Fargo Railroad Co. back to The Greystones for what promises to be another electric headline show. Joining them will be The Swells, a brand new band from Manchester featuring former members of Walton Hesse, and Leeds singer/songwriter Benjamin William Pike. Advance tickets priced at £6 are available from http://www.wegottickets.com/event/438413 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 saw them play both Maverick and SummerTyne festivals as well as a host of other dates around the country.

http://www.facebook.com/FargoRailroadCompany

 

***THE SWELLS***

The Swells are a brand new Manchester band featuring former Walton Hesse frontman Matt Grayson. After the demise of his former outfit and a handful of solo shows, The Swells were born and bring a familiar Americana/psychedelic rock sound. The debut album is currently in the works.

http://www.facebook.com/swellsuk

 

***BENJAMIN WILLIAM 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

 

Facebook Event page:

http://www.facebook.com/events/454811541614596

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