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PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2011 9:53 am 
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On Monday October 31st, WagonWheel Presents… brings a fantastic triple bill to The Greystones stage. Joining us for the evening will be Neil McSweeney & The Gents, Torn Sail and The Payroll Union. Another fine line up of the best in Americana and Alt-Country to mark 5 years of WagonWheel gigs in Sheffield.

Advance tickets priced at £4 are available from WeGotTickets.com (http://www.wegottickets.com/event/123186) and the venue, entry on the night will be £5. Doors open 7.45pm for an 8pm start.


***NEIL McSWEENEY & THE GENTS***

Neil McSweeney is a songwriter from Sheffield who performs his material on his own or sometimes with five-piece band The Gents as tonight will be.

McSweeney started writing his Americana-tinged, folksy solo material while teaching English in Italy. Upon returning to his native Sheffield, he continued to write songs inspired by the likes of Low and Papa M, and his intense, brooding live performances quickly won him many fans.

With two acclaimed albums already to his name, debut ‘Remember To Smile’ and 2009 follow up ’Shoreline’, a third record is currently in the works with recent shows having featured some of those new tunes.

Deeply felt, brooding songs rich in imagery…he has the tools to make a real impactThe Guardian

http://www.neilmcsweeney.com/


***TORN SAIL***

Torn Sail is the new band fronted by Huw Costin, perhaps better known for his work with Earth The Californian Love Dream and collaborations with left-field disco artists Smith & Mudd. Costin has also worked with Brian Eno & Mark Lanegan. Torn Sail rose from the ashes of The Cold Light of Day, put together by Richard Warren AKA Echoboy in 2008. When Warren quit to go solo a year later, the band – Huw Costin - vocals & guitar, Lee Horsley - hammond & piano, John Thompson – bass, Jim Widdop - Pedal Steel, dobro, guitar, and Jeff Davenport – drums, locked themselves in the studio to record their debut album. Apart from the occasional rare live date they are still there.

The first track completed – Birds- was released to critical acclaim on cult balearic label Claremont 56 in April 2011 with a Tiago remix. The vinyl sold out in seconds. A second 12” of remixes by Cos/Mes and Frankie Valentine is available now. Work on what is promising to be a beautiful, laconic, deep and meaningful album continues.

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***THE PAYROLL UNION***

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. Debut EP ‘Underfed & Underpaid’ was recently followed up with latest release ‘Your Obedient Servant’.

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

http://thepayrollunion.com/


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Last.FM Event page:

http://www.last.fm/event/2071261


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2011 5:17 pm 
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This is a week on Monday. Quite a few tickets shifted to so if you're thinking about it i would suggest bagging yourself one too to avoid disappointment...

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 11:31 am 
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And it is now of course tonight...

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