Posts Tagged ‘Yellowcake’

better ways to spend a Tuesday night than an evening in The Backroom at The Greystones with Rachel Ries, Tom Baxendale and Yellowcake. Big thanks to all of them and all of you who were there to enjoy it with us.

Our next show there is on Tuesday April 19th in the company of Josh Harty, M&J Blues and The Fargo Railroad Co. (acoustic set). You can find full details of that show here.

Next though for WagonWheel Presents… we’ll be back at Shakespeares on Sunday April 17th for a solo show with banjo player, songwriter and rock & roll singer Curtis Eller. Support comes from Hungarian Lanterns. You can read the full preview for this show here. Maybe see you then? #MoreBanjo!

WWP 15.03.16

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was one Tweet describing last night’s show. We’d be hard pressed to disagree. We enjoyed two delightful sets from Austin Lucas and Adam Faucett (that voice!) at Shakespeares last night. Magic is absolutely the right word. Thanks to Austin, Adam, and all who came along including music lovers from Edinburgh, Liverpool, Leeds and Manchester plus even a few from Sheffield too.

We’ll be in the Bard’s Bar again on Sunday April 17th with a solo show from Curtis Eller. Before that though, WagonWheel Presents… returns to The Greystones on Tuesday March 15th. Rachel Ries comes back to Sheffield with brand new EP Cardinal plus there’s support from Tom Baxendale and Yellowcake. The full preview for this show can be read here. Advance tickets can be bought here.

Maybe see you then?

WWP 01.03.16

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last night rounded off our trio of May shows. A lovely evening in the company of Roger Davies with fine support from Yellowcake and John Batchelor. Big thanks to them and those who were there at Shakespeares too.

We’ll be back in the Bard’s Bar on Friday June 19th when the Circus comes to town, Curtis Eller’s American Circus. We’re promoting this show in conjunction with Four Rivers. Support comes from The Silver Darlings. You can read the full preview here.

Before that though we return to The Greystones on Wednesday June 10th for our next show. US singer/songwriter John Statz comes to Sheffield promoting his brand new album Tulsa. Support comes from King Quentin (the other band of Jo from The Fargo Railroad Co.) and a solo set by Andy P. Davison of The Blackthunder Revue. Full details for this one can be found here.

We hope you can join us there.

WWP 30.05.15

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but be under no illusion about how good the three bands were that joined us at Shakespeares last night. The first time in over 200 shows we’ve had an amp blow up on stage (i think?), and a first gig for KC Video who set the ball rolling for Chris Murphy & Boxer Genius and Stiv Cantarelli & The Silent Strangers. Big thanks to them and those few who came out to support quality live music.

The next WagonWheel Presents… show is on Saturday May 30th when we welcome back Roger Davies who headlined our very first night back in 2006. Joining him at Shakespeares will be Yellowcake and Mat Wale. A full preview for this show can be found here.

See you then maybe?

WWP 22.05.15

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On Tuesday March 15th, WagonWheel Presents… welcomes Rachel Ries back to The Greystones as she tours the UK in support of brand new EP ‘Cardinal’. Rachel crafts sly and compassionate songs for the crooked hearted. With an electric guitar, clear voice and steady hand, she pulls the listener into her world of city grit, country dirt, and her open-eyed search for redemption and reason. Her songs are fine-tuned delicacy with a snarl and disarming candor. Support comes from Tom Baxendale and Yellowcake. Advance tickets priced at £7 are available from http://www.wegottickets.com/event/346250 and the venue (12-6pm) or entry on the night will be £9. Doors open 7.45pm.



Rachel Ries

Rachel Ries, hailing from the prairies of middle America, crafts sly and compassionate songs for the crooked-hearted. With an electric guitar and piano; a clear voice and steady hand; she deftly pulls listeners in with disarming candor and holds them there with smart and tender poetry. This March, Ries will release Cardinal; a handcrafted EP of songs written while on residency in Rouen, France. For Rachel, each of the songs is a key; a direction; a red-blooded essential for living – be it bravery, belief in one’s path or the bonds of family and blood. Each Cardinal includes a limited edition linoleum block art print, handmade by Rachel herself.

Recorded by the inimitable Jeremy Messersmith in Minneapolis, Cardinal is Rachel’s 2nd handcrafted EP and follows in the wake of Ghost of a Gardener (2014). A well-lauded, ambitious album co-produced by David Vandervelde, Ghost features a duet with Gregory Alan Isakov, members of Cuddle Magic and cameos by Devon Sproule, Carrie Elkin, Danny Schmidt and many others. Many may know Rachel by her longstanding collaborations with Anaïs Mitchell and their country ep (2008).

Proudly carrying the torch of a heritage rich in the domestic arts, Rachel’s homemade preserves and hand-stitched notebooks can often be found at shows, nestled amid 180 gram vinyl, cds and t-shirts. If you need comparisons, think Joni Mitchell, Carole King or Jeff Buckley. If you don’t – just listen.

“Ghost of a Gardener is a technicolor treasure, in word and melody.” Maverick Magazine (5 stars)

“Gorgeous gush of warm-blooded harmonies” Uncut Magazine




Tom Baxendale

The Rainy Day Club were are a Sheffield three piece whose distinct songs combined elements of alt. country, new wave, rockabilly, pre-Beatles pop and post-Dylan americana. Their debut album, Pale White Hands – recorded by Bromheads’ Tim Hampton at his Crystal Ship studio – was released in 2013. Since the band’s demise, Tom has returned to concentrating on his solo material.




Ian Bramall

Singer/songwriter Ian Bramall has been described as sounding somewhere between Richard Hawley and Mercury Rev, nineties indie with folk sensibilities. More recently he’s joined forces with Sarah Sharp in the duo Yellowcake. Half brooding folk, half silly pop, half bad maths, it is an ongoing experiment exploring the perimeters of audience heart strings and tear ducts. Yellowcake accepts no liability for any emotion either caused or not caused during audio contact. It does however accept compliments and sweeteners freely. And dispenses them too.



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