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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.

WWP 06.06.14

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On Sunday July 26th, WagonWheel Presents… once again brings another great day of live music to Tramlines festival at Shakespeares. The show starts at 3pm and there’ll be performances from Neil McSweeney, Ash Gray & Couch Fire, Mat Wale & Friends, Walton Hesse, Anytown, The Janskys, Joe Solo, Pete David (The Payroll Union), Robert Chaney, Pete Gow (Case Hardin), E.R. Thorpe, William Barstow, Richard Kitson and Blue Rooster across the Bard’s Bar and Stable Yard stages. Entry is free! No wristband required.


***NEIL McSWEENEY*** : 10.15pm Bard’s Bar

Neil McSweeney

Neil McSweeney is a songwriter and musician based in Sheffield. His acoustic guitar playing style combines folk, blues and country influences but it is his voice, likened by The Guardian to a male Tracy Chapman, and his direct and personal lyrics for which he is most recognised.



***ASH GRAY & COUCH FIRE*** 8.55pm Bard’s Bar

Ash Gray

Born in the US to parents form Yorkshire, Gray first began to make inroads into the UK music scene when he assembled the Anglo-American ‘punk-grass’ band, the High-Class Family Butchers during a late-90s sojourn in London. Currently residing in the UK after releasing his latest album Once I Got Burned, tonight the Texas songwriter plays with his band Couch Fire.



***MAT WALE & FRIENDS*** 7.50pm Bard’s Bar

Mat Wale

The latest project from the prolific Mat Wale. Taking a stripped back approach from his work with Big Convoy and The Rackets, expect a more lo-fi country sound including fiddle and banjo.



***WALTON HESSE*** 6.45pm Bard’s Bar

Walton Hesse

Manchester’s Walton Hesse are a six-piece based around the ideas and DIY ethics of songwriter Matt Grayson, the band pull on influences from Steve Malkmus to Steve Reich. The result is a blend of country-tinged guitar pop and experimental noise; a nod to the likes of Beechwood Sparks or Ghost is Born-era Wilco.



***JOE SOLO*** 5.40pm Bard’s Bar

Joe Solo

Joe Solo’s musical odyssey began in 1987 fronting a bash-em-out band at school, and has seen him play in seven countries either as lynchpin of pop-punk upstarts Lithium Joe, or hammering out his unique brand of folk, punk and blues in his own right. Live, Solo has a growing reputation as both a performer and raconteur, being thought-provoking, comical and punch-the-air political often in the same breath. He is not an artist you forget in a hurry.



***ANYTOWN*** 4.35pm Bard’s Bar


Anytown feature members of Sheffield’s premier folk-rockers, Dead Like Harry, a band who have built a big reputation in recent years for their innate showmanship and rousing tunes. Exploring a more acoustic based folk sound, today sees Matt, Robin & Sam playing a trio set.



***THE JANSKYS*** 3.30pm Bard’s Bar

The Janskys

The Janskys began in 2007 and released debut LP When Silence Speaks as a full band. Drawing from influences such as Wilco, REM and Grandaddy; the songs feature sweeping guitar hooks and beautifully crafted harmonies. For the last year or so the band have been performing as a guitar duo.



***PETE DAVID (The Payroll Union)*** 9.30pm Stable Yard

Pete David

The Payroll Union are a four-piece Americana band with an obsession for American history. Inspired by country, rock ‘n’ roll and southern gothic, they formed in 2009. They recently released their second album Paris Of America. Tonight front man Pete David plays a solo set.



***ROBERT CHANEY*** 8.25pm Stable Yard

Robert Chaney

Robert Chaney is an American performing artist, heir to the songwriting tradition of Townes Van Zandt, Hank Williams, and Judee Sill. Cracked Picture Frames is his debut album released earlier this year to great acclaim.



***PETE GOW (Case Hardin)*** 7.20pm Stable Yard

Pete Gow

Case Hardin is all about the story and the telling of that story. Gow’s writing carries the weight of critical praise (‘aching lyrical genius’, ‘one of our foremost storytelling songwriters’) and today he plays a solo show ahead of the highly anticipated release of the fourth album later this year from one of the UK’s finest Americana acts.



***RICHARD KITSON*** 6.15pm Stable Yard

Richard Kitson

From a young age Sheffield born Richard Kitson immersed himself in the music that he loved; relentlessly emulating the sounds he heard on records from Bob Dylan to Big Bill Broonzy. Adopting a finger-picking style he unlocked a world of new potential in his personal playing; but also released a new depth of songwriting that has become a primary focus. Self taught by listening to the greats and with a deep sense of the tradition and craft of blues and folk, Richard is a musician’s musician – it all comes from the soul.



***E.R. THORPE*** 5.10pm Stable Yard

E.R. Thorpe

Having called time on The Listeners, E.R. Thorpe embarks on a fully solo career. Expect dark alternative folk tales. Revealing and fragile songs, executed spare and sharp.



***WILLIAM BARSTOW*** 4.05pm Stable Yard

William Barstow

William Barstow has recorded and played live throughout the country with former bands The Dead Delta and The Ruby Jacks. Throughout this period he complied a selection of bluesy folk songs that didn’t fit into the framework of a hardened rock band but require a more intimate and spacious setting.



***BLUE ROOSTER*** 3pm Stable Yard

Blue Rooster

Sheffield’s Blue Rooster offer a blend of original blues, country and rockabilly. A sometime duo, tonight main man Tom performs a solo set.



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On Saturday June 28th, WagonWheel Presents… is taking our monthly Shakespeares show outside into the Stable Yard. Hopefully enjoying some sunshine with us will be Boss Caine, Dave Woodcock, Blind River Scare, Dave Sleney, William Barstow and Colin Mounsey. This will be an afternoon/early evening show. Live music begins around 2.30pm and is planned to finish at 8.30pm. Entry will be free though there will be a collection for the artists.



Boss Caine

…Tom Waits singing Ryan Adams if they had both had the good fortune to grow up in Yorkshire….” – The Fly Boss Caine are a folk/Americana collective from York. A tight knit, but evolving, line-up of local musicians centred around the songs of front man and ‘Yorkshire Cowboy’ – Daniel Lucas (aka GT Turbo), a man described as ‘having a voice that makes Louis Armstrong sound kinda girly’. Radio 2′s Bob Harris is a big fan. You will be too.




Dave Woodcock

Described by Americana UK as “The next big thing from Sheffield”, Dave Woodcock & The Dead Comedians are currently at work on the follow up to their 2011 album “Poisoned Nights & Bar Room Nights”. They deliver booze soaked rock ‘n’ roll echoing Springsteen, Strummer and with a nod towards the likes of The Hold Steady. Tonight Dave performs a solo/acoustic set.




Blind River Scare

Blind River Scare is a vehicle for the original Americana/Alt-Country songs of Tim Manning. Tim has performed with various line ups over the years, previously having played both band and solo shows at WagonWheel gigs. Currently promoting new release The Point Of No Return.




Dave Sleney

As well as the country tinged indie pop sounds of his former band The Enquiry, Dave is renowned for heartfelt material in the downbeat singer/songwriter tradition. Also known for not being afraid to chuck in the odd classic cover.




William Barstow

William Barstow has been recording and playing live throughout the country for the past several years with The Dead Delta and now with The Ruby Jacks. Throughout this period he has complied a selection of songs that don’t fit into the framework of a hardened rock band but require a more intimate and spacious setting. His bluesy/folk solo material has been compared to the likes of Jeff Buckley and Neil Young.




Colin Mounsey

Colin Mounsey’s tunes draw on a wide and varied range of influences such as Ben Folds, Sparklehorse, Nick Cave and Bruce Springsteen. Colin having played our Boss tribute night last year. Last album ‘Let Love Win’ was the result of several days of frantic writing, a lot of late nights, and quite a bit of alcohol. Colin describes it as sounding “sort of like Radiohead meets Cher with a hint of John Denver, some Johnny Cash rolled in for good measure and a brilliant MC”. The MC being “to make it sound different”.



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about last night? Big thanks to the excellent Josh Harty, William Barstow and The Silver Darling(s) for the great live music at Shakespeares.

WagonWheel Presents… returns to the Bard’s Bar on Wednesday October 16th with a fantastic double bill featuring Clem Snide‘s Eef Barzelay and Chris Otepka of The Heligoats. Details are here. Perhaps we’ll see you there?

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down at Shakespeares last night in the fine company of Neil McSweeney, M.G. Boulter and Huw Costin. Thanks to all of them and all of you that were there to enjoy three wonderful singer/songwriters.

Our next WagonWheel Presents… show is also in the Bard’s Bar and will be the first of three there this October. On Thursday October 3rd we’re joined by Josh Harty, William Barstow and The Silver Darlings. Wednesday October 16th we welcome Clem Snide‘s Eef Barzelay and Chris Otepka of The Heligoats before rounding the month of with Rod Picott & The Gun Shy Dogs and Wild Ponies (Doug & Telisha Williams) on Thursday October 31st. You can find previews for all of these shows here. Advance tickets are available from http://www.wegottickets.com/wagonwheelpresents. Maybe we’ll see you again at one of those?

WWP 27.09.13

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aren’t words of high enough praise to describe last night’s WagonWheel Presents… show at The Greystones. A delightful evening was had with the Good Lovelies and William Barstow. Thanks to them and everybody that was there to enjoy it.

We’re back at The Greystones on July 9th with an all Canadian double bill. Leeroy Stagger brings his band to The Backroom and support comes from Dennis Ellsworth.

Before then though we return to Shakespeares tomorrow night (June 28th) in the mighty fine company of The Clench, The Rainy Day Club and Mordrake. Full details on that one are here. We hope to see you then.

WWP 26.06.13


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you’re really left wondering. One cast iron certainty is the quality of live music WagonWheel Presents… had on offer at The Greystones last night. Huge thanks go to Dave Harding, one half of The Farewell State and William Barstow plus as always those who joined us to hear them. Those who didn’t missed a treat.

We’ll return to The Greystones in June with four shows, you can find details on those here. Next time out we’re back at Shakespeare’s on Friday April 5th with a cracking triple bill of The Lucky Strikes, Neil McSweeney and Quiet Loner. The full preview and ticket info for that one is here. We hope to see you then.

WWP 12.03.13

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