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one weekend of great music. That’s what we had over the last couple of days at Shakespeares. It began in fine style on Saturday night in the Bard’s Bar with King Quentin, The Sea Whores and The Ragged Edge, followed by a delightful afternoon in the beer garden yesterday with M&J Blues, Steve Chapman Smith, Big Convoy, Luke Whittemore and Andy P. Davison. Thanks to all involved and all who joined us to listen.

The next WagonWheel Presents… show is on Tuesday September 8th when we welcome The Rosellys and Mat Wale & Friends to The Greystones. You can read a full preview for the show here. Maybe you’ll join us too?

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On Sunday August 30th, WagonWheel Presents… brings a special bank holiday weekend show to the Stable Yard at Shakespeares. Joining us in the sunshine for an afternoon show of live music will be M&J Blues, Steve Chapman Smith, Big Convoy (acoustic), Luke Whittemore and Andy P. Davison. The show starts at 3pm with a planned finish of 7.30pm. Entry is free!

 

***M&J BLUES***

M&J Blues

M&J Blues are father and son Mark & Jeff Lyall. They’re regular performers at many Sheffield venues doing their bluesy country rock ‘n’ roll thing. The ever popular duo head up today’s show at around 6.20pm.

What just happened here was awesome!Josh Harty

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***STEVE CHAPMAN SMITH***

Steve Chapman Smith

Steve Chapman Smith has had a wide and varied musical career to date. He has played on many recordings from from a wide variety of bands, most recently The Troubadors. He has also had the pleasure of recording 4 sessions for the late great John Peel with Red Lorry Yellow Lorry and Ghostdance. Steve has now launched a solo career showcasing his original material with a few much loved covers along the way. Passionate, uplifting, real songs about real people and real life. No rose tinted glasses here.

http://www.stevechapmansmith.com

 

***BIG CONVOY***

Big Convoy

‘Big Convoy’ formed in 2011 and is comprised of singer/ songwriters Mat Wale (ex ‘Rackets’ & ‘Arrogant Whale’), John Batchelor (ex ‘Whiskey Cove’), bass guitarist Joe O’Brien (ex ‘Take to the Seas’ and ‘Pocket Satellite’) and drummer Tom Hudson (ex ‘Starlins’). The band has independently released 3 EPs; 2012’s ‘Big Convoy EP’, 2013’s ‘Life Is Easy When You Know How’ and 2014’s ‘The First World Problems Of Big Convoy’ as well as keeping a heavy gig schedule. Since their debut they have become an integral part of Sheffield’s thriving Alt. Country scene. This afternoon Mat & John play an acoustic set.

http://www.facebook.com/bigconvoyband

 

***LUKE WHITTEMORE***

Luke Whittemore

Taking influence from Americana, the deep dark south and cult western movies, Luke Whittemore tells tales of haunted souls, love, loss and of strangers. Sure, you heard this kind of stuff before, but what’s new, like all the best things, it’s the detail, the focus, the point of view and the subtlety.

http://www.facebook.com/Lukewhittemoremusic

 

***ANDY P. DAVISON***

Andy P. Davison

When he’s not playing shows as part of The Black Thunder Revue, Andy flies solo with his trusty resonator guitar. The sound is rooted in Blues and Rock ‘n’ Roll, but draws on many styles.

http://www.facebook.com/APDavison

 

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there were two rather wonderful musical performances in the Backroom at The Greystones. Big thanks to Hans Chew and Steve Chapman Smith.

We return there on Wednesday May 16th when we’re joined by the Good Lovelies and Grassoline. Perhaps you’ll join us then?

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On Wednesday May 2nd, WagonWheel Presents… welcomes New York based songwriter Hans Chew to Sheffield for the first time when he appears at The Greystones. Hans is currently recording the follow up to his critically acclaimed debut album, Tennessee & Other Stories… in the legendary music town of Woodstock in upstate New York. He will be releasing the new single Mercy to coincide with his UK tour which will feature virtuoso guitarist Dave Cavallo at his side. These duo-performances promise a howling night of piano-driven rock & roll history. Support comes from former Troubadors man Steve Chapman Smith who has just launched his new solo EP Rise. Advance tickets priced at £7 are available from http://www.wegottickets.com/event/147871 or entry on the night will be £9. Doors open 7.30pm for an 8pm start.


***HANS CHEW***

Hans Chew delivers powerful medicine, a resurrection of rock & roll as unique as it is traditional. It’s Jerry Lee Lewis on a Nick Cave trip, Floyd Cramer as the Night Tripper; it’s Leon Russell tickling James Booker in the backseat of Little Richard’s Cadillac. Chew probably says it best, “I’m a product of American culture circa 1975. The Grand Ole Opry was on TV, Ralph Emery was on the radio. My grandfather sang harmony in a gospel quartet and taught me ‘that high-lonesome sound’. My mother turned me on to Hendrix and the Stones, but my father only listened to classical music: I knew Beethoven’s Fifth before Led Zeppelin’s fourth.”

After many years adrift, Hans Chew took up residence at the Clermont Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia with nothing more than a typewriter, some New Orleans records, and a piano. Hans would check out two years later and move to New York City with a handful of songs.

Hans Chew’s 2010 debut album, Tennessee and Other Stories…, received four-stars from Rolling Stone Magazine who called it “fantastic… timeless…”. Uncut Magazine included the record in their Top 50 Albums of the Year and their list of the 20 Best Americana Albums, while also nominating Hans for their highest honour, The Uncut Music Award.

Hans Chew is alive and kicking in New York City. He is currently working on his next record from which the single Mercy is taken, a juggernaut slab of classic ’70’s Muscle Shoals piano and wailing Stax-esque Telecaster. With its addictive backbeat groove propelling the song into mythical musical realms and its Otis Redding-like bridge pleading you on its knees, Mercy is guaranteed to set the dance floor on fire. Free downloads of the song will be available to all concert-goers.

4 stars…fabulous…timeless…reminiscent of John Prine, then Steve Earle…Chew plays out a whole range of talents, of which the singing and songwriting are the most striking…Rolling Stone

4 stars…rollicking, lascivious, honky-tonking…a terrific full-blooded singer-songwriter…a lost classic from 2010…Uncut

“Sounds like early Elton John playing with The Faces” The Wire

http://www.hanschew.com

***STEVE CHAPMAN SMITH***

Steve Chapman Smith has had a wide and varied musical career to date. He has played on many recordings from bands including Red Lorry Yellow Lorry, Fiat Lux, Ghostdance, Riprize, Ada Wilson, Stranger than Fiction and more recently The Troubadors. He has also had the pleasure of recording 4 sessions for the late great John Peel with Red Lorry Yellow Lorry and Ghostdance at the BBC’s Maida Vale studios. Steve has now launched a solo career showcasing his original material with a few much loved covers along the way. Passionate, uplifting, real songs about real people and real life. No rose tinted glasses here.

Steve has spent the last 5 years performing and recording his songs with The Troubadors who have been very busy on the acoustic scene in the North of England and playing many festivals such as The Acoustic Festival of Britain. In 2009 they released their heavily Americana influenced album Stolen Time. Steve has just released his new solo EP Rise.

http://www.stevechapmansmith.com

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