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more great bands made for another great night at Shakespeares last night. Thanks to The Payroll Union, The Administrators, The Rainy Day Club and everybody that came out. Our next gig at Shakespeares will be on Friday August 31st.

Next month begins for us at The Greystones though on Thursday August 16th when we’re joined by Old Man Luedecke and Richard Kitson. Details for that one are here.

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You either love it or hate it right? Well we’re pretty sure those that lived to tell the tale loved last night’s Otis Gibbs show at The Greystones. Thanks to Otis, the survivors and also Mark Wynn who opened up the night.

We’re back at The Greystones on August 16th with Old Man Luedecke and Richard Kitson. Before then though it’s our monthly show at Shakespeares on July 27th when we bring you The Payroll Union, The Administrators and Tom Baxendale. Details for both shows can be found on the Gigs page.

In other news tickets are now available over the bar on The Greystones between 11am and 6pm for all of our upcoming shows there this year.

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On Friday July 27th, WagonWheel Presents… once again brings a fine evening of musical entertainment to Shakespeares. Joining us this month we have one of Sheffield’s finest in The Payroll Union, the welcome return after over two years of The Administrators and new music to the WagonWheel stage from Tom Baxendale. Advance tickets priced at £3 are available from http://www.wegottickets.com/event/171228 or entry on the night will be £4. Doors open 7.45pm.


Sheffield based singer/songwriter Pete David has been performing around the city for several years. During the last couple of years the full band line up took shape, and as the line up has slimmed down to a three piece, so too did the name to simply The Payroll Union. The band combine elements of traditional American folk and country with all the yodellin’, stompin’, parpin’, pickin’ and pluckin’ you could want for an old time good time. Recent EPs ‘Underfed & Underpaid’ and ‘Your Obedient Servant’ brought wide acclaim, and a full length album is expected later in the year.

The Payroll Union are all suited and bearded and, while playing their acoustic murder ballads, could be seen as a bunch of Southern, God-fearin’, gun-totin’ brothers. The songs are peppered with exhortations to the Lord, whisky, hanging, heartbreak and evil deeds. Pete’s vocal delivery veers from hushed whispers to impassioned sermons and, similarly, the music changes on a dime from reverential faithfolk to uptempo secular hoedown and back again.” Counterfeit Magazine

“For the uninitiated, Pete David and the Payroll Union are hands-down one of the most exciting bands we’ve seen in ages, and this EP commits that brilliance to disc.” Toast Magazine



Conceived by guitar player and songwriter Ben Hall and reclusive banjo picker Marv O’Riley – two survivors of the Loudmouth Soup implosion, come The Administrators. Having opened for Glasgow folk troubadour Alasdair Roberts as well as the likes of Frontier Ruckus, James Yorkston, Peter Bruntnell, the Handsome Family and many others, Ben has an undeniable talent of seeing his favourite artists for free. Late as always, slightly worse for wear, fuelled to the eyeballs on bluegrass, skiffle and all things weird and old, The Administrators are stirring and intend to have you drinking and brawling in the hay by sunset.



Described as playing dark and brooding country folk, singer/songwriter Tom Baxendale recently returned to Sheffield after several years living and playing in London. His track Her Ghost was featured on the Devil’s Ruin Records compilation ‘The Best Of Dark Roots Music’.


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