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nice little bonus edition of WagonWheel Presents… at Shakespeares last night. Top tunes from the Coma Girls, an excellent debut for Left Of Reckoning and the always entertaining The Man With The Screaming Brain. Thanks to them and you if you were there.

We’re back at Shakespeares on Saturday June 28th with an outdoor afternoon/early evening show featuring Boss Caine, Dave Woodcock, Blind River Scare, Dave Sleney, William Barstow and Colin Mounsey. Entry is free and the music starts around 2.30pm. Full details can be found here. We hope you can join us then.

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is now over. Last night saw The First World Problems Of Big Convoy unleashed at Shakespeares. Thanks to you if you were there to see it, and Big Convoy, The Clench and Stewis Olfo for three highly entertaining sets (and that really doesn’t cover it). You can check out the new record here.

WagonWheel Presents… returns to Shakespeares this coming Friday June 6th when we’ll be joined by Coma Girls, Left Of Reckoning and The Man With The Screaming Brain. Coma Girls will be performing songs from their just released debut album Your Enemies Are My Enemies. A full preview for this show is here. We hope you can join us then.

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On Friday June 6th, WagonWheel Presents… heads to Shakespeares with three more fantastic live acts lined up. Headlining will be Coma Girls, currently promoting the release of their debut album Your Enemies Are My Enemies. Joining them will be WagonWheel newcomer Mark Jones aka Left Of Reckoning, and it’s a welcome return for The Man With The Screaming Brain. Advance tickets priced at £3 are available from http://www.wegottickets.com/event/266199 or entry on the night will be £4. Doors open 8pm.

 

***COMA GIRLS***

Coma Girls

Like all good stories, Coma Girls history is a healthy mixture of fact, half-truths and almost fiction.

It was summer ’96, Hickin, Mosley, and Reading sat listening to Oasis live at Knebworth, taped off the radio, drinking a couple of stubbies stolen from a stash Mosely’s dad used to keep in his garage.

Mosley suggested starting a band, 14 years later they made good on that promise.

It was the summer of 2012: They got together to knock about at the Tramlines festival, catch up and have some japes. Mosley, who had been a fully functioning pro drummer for some time had seen his beloved band, Tiny Dancers, break up, and various other projects turn his dreams of rock n’ roll stardom into a business like pursuit. Hickin had kicked around in various bands over the years, dreams of rock n’ roll stardom (albeit from a much further distance away) thwarted by erratic drummers and unpredictable singers.

The conversation got around to how none of the bands they saw were doing stuff you’d see on The Old Grey Whistle Test. Everybody seemed to be noodling around with Fisherprice keyboards, wearing knitted Christmas jumpers in the middle of summertime, and crucially nobody looked like they were having any fun.

As the sweet chimes of Tom Petty came ringing out over the P.A. they decided to start a band.

Roping Reading in on bass, despite him never playing bass before, was based on the rationalization that ‘if we’re gonna spend 4 hours in a practice room with someone, I want that someone to be David Reading’.

2 years of practising every Friday night after work (and occasionally and begrudgingly on a Wednesday night when they had a gig coming up) they worked on getting a batch of songs together they felt confident in sending out into the world. The result, Your Enemies Are My Enemies, is a rock n’ roll record for sure, produced by another childhood friend and bona fide record producer David Glover (Slow Club, The Hosts, CA Smith et al).

The band sincerely hopes you enjoy the album and get the chance to catch a show sometime.

The Coma Girls, our headliners for the night, are not girls in fact they are a bunch of fellas. Leading in with a very Rolling Stones sounding song about a train with added wooh wooohs it sounds like they’ve borrowed something from Sympathy from the Devil. As their set continues there’s a notable Americana influence from Neil Young, Tom Petty and even The Boss. It’s energetic, entertaining and a great end to a very enjoyable eveningCounterfeit Magazine

http://www.facebook.com/ComaGirls

 

***LEFT OF RECKONING***

Left Of Reckoning

Described as “Billy Bragg through a West Yorkshire filter”, there’s also more than a hint of Dylanesque story telling to the songs of Mark Jones aka Left Of Reckoning.

http://soundcloud.com/left-of-reckoning

 

***THE MAN WITH THE SCREAMING BRAIN***

The Man With The Screaming Brain

The Man With A Screaming Brain might not actually have a screaming brain, but he will have his ukulele in tow, singing the folk/punk songs he’s been bringing to South Yorkshire for the last few years and kicking the evening off in style.

http://soundcloud.com/myscreamingbrain

 

Facebook Event page:

http://www.facebook.com/events/650497428354733

Last.fm Event page:

http://www.last.fm/event/3872732

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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.

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how good was that?! We said Friday night would be special and i think it’s fair to say we were right. Massive thanks to Boss Caine, Dave Woodcock, Joe Solo and Richard Kitson for four wonderful sets, and to everybody that came out to support live music.

We’ll be back at The Greystones with more of the same on Friday September 13th when we’re joined by Quiet Loner, Garron Frith and The Listeners. Full details for that one are here.

Before then however the next WagonWheel Presents… show takes place at Shakespeares on Friday August 30th. We’ve a great night instore with The Farewell State, Mat Wale & The Rackets and The Man With The Screaming Brain. The full preview for this gig is here. See you then?

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On Friday August 30th, WagonWheel Presents… will once again be at Shakespeares with another fine triple bill of live musical entertainment for your listening pleasure. This month it’s an all local affair with The Farewell State, Mat Wale & The Rackets and The Man With The Screaming Brain completing the variety packed line up. Advance tickets priced at £3 are available from http://www.wegottickets.com/event/235836 or entry on the night will be £4. Doors open 8pm.

***THE FAREWELL STATE***

The Farewell State

Starting out as one voice from local widescreen rock outfit The Letter, with influences ranging from the likes of Fugazi and Afghan Whigs to Sparklehorse and My Morning Jacket, The Farewell State was originally an outlet for new songs of Simon Roberts. Having now morphed into an instrument-swapping Alt-country/rock four piece, channelling the sounds of the likes of Bon Iver, Ryan Adams and even Neil Finn into the mix,  the band are crafting something that lasts with noise and melody.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Farewell-State/195736200456415

***MAT WALE & THE RACKETS***

Mat Wale & The Rackets

Mat Wale has been writing, producing and recording with various of his own band projects since 2004. As well as releasing a string of albums and EPs he also produced the ‘Medieval Death Folk’ EP for Mexican Kids At Home which remains to this day their definitive work. In 2008 he toured the US and UK with experimental indie band ‘avanGaad’. In 2009 he provided the soundtrack for Welsh indie film ‘Big Font, Large Spacing’.

Mat formed ‘The Rackets’ in late 2006. The band played nearly 200 shows and recorded 4 EP’s together until their initial demise in late 2009. More recently he’s been performing solo shows showcasing his country tinged songs of love and heartbreak and performing as part of alt-country outfit Big Convoy. But for a short while at least, The Rackets are back, with a stripped down acoustic line up promoting the re-release of their EPs.

http://www.myspace.com/matwale

***THE MAN WITH THE SCREAMING BRAIN***

The Man With The Screaming Brain

The Man With A Screaming Brain might not actually have a screaming brain, but he will have his ukulele in tow, singing the folk/punk songs he’s been bringing to South Yorkshire for the last few years and kicking the evening off in style.

http://soundcloud.com/myscreamingbrain

Facebook Event page:

http://www.facebook.com/events/560295790701475

Last.fm Event page:

http://www.last.fm/event/3663976

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