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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 2:50 pm 
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On Saturday February 23rd, WagonWheel Presents… welcomes Bob Collum and his band The Welfare Mothers to The Greystones. From Tulsa, Oklahoma via the South of England, Bob Collum is “kinda alt-country, rock & roll and a smidgen of folk with a potent dose of guilt, a dollop of sin and a drop of salvation”. After more than two years since his last visit, Bob returns to Sheffield with latest critically acclaimed EP “The Ungrateful Depression”. Completing a fantastic double bill we have one of Sheffield’s finest new bands of 2012, Big Convoy. The alt-country ‘supergroup’ are set to follow up last year’s debut EP with their first album in early 2013. Advance tickets priced at £5 are available from http://www.wegottickets.com/event/191648 and over the bar at The Greystones. Entry on the night will be £6. Doors open 7.30pm for an 8pm start.


***BOB COLLUM***

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"Go West, young man", the cry went up of ages past. And they did. Except for one guy, who went East. And that’s Bob Collum, who in trading the prairies for the less fetching plains of Britain’s surly southeast has brought to these shores a tasty, tasteful taste of the music that both he and his native Tulsa, Oklahoma, call home.

In Tulsa, though, where everything is big as all outdoors – even indoors – nothing is done small, so on top of his power-pop influenced take on country music Bob has loaded, in a style akin to that of a pioneer with more cargo than wagon, about every last influence likely to be tried by a feller with a taste for audio adventure.

At the end of the 20th century millions of migrants swarmed America, looking for a better life, freedom, land, that kind of thing. Fast forward a hundred years and some change and one pilgrim name of Collum reverse the trend, arriving on Airstrip One just as the Millennium Bug bites and a troubled but excited world awaited a new hundred and got plenty: a reinvigorated B.C. bent on building upon the fantastic foundation of his first two albums and the formation of a new band.

In 2012, with his band, Bob & Co. – Marianne, Paul, Gareth and Allan to you – released the latest EP CD that will succeed and excel a series of cult hits that began with ‘97’s More Tragic Songs Of Life.

The Ungrateful Depression is a delightful, short collection of rootsy rock and country folk that should find favour with anyoneRhythm & Booze

five tracks of widescreen melancholy including the outstanding ‘Primer Grey’ R2 Rock n Reel Magazine

Collum is a lyricist of note, and can turn his hand to heartbreak, pain, love and loss with equal facility, all the time while displaying his penchant for the slightly skewed view of things.Maverick Magazine

Anyone who wants to hear what Top 40 sounds like in a perfect world should pick up The Boy Most Likely Too… and turn it up!Being There

A turn of phrase to rank with Nick Lowe’s, and an instinct for hook and melody mean you’re thinking of the Byrd’s with a country edge to boot.Bucketfull Of Brains

http://www.bobcollum.com


***BIG CONVOY***

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From the ashes of ‘Mat Wale & The Rackets’ and ‘Whiskey Cove’ comes Big Convoy, an alt. Country band five years in the making. Comprised of singer/ songwriters John Bachelor and Mat Wale and an all-star rhythm section courtesy of Thom ‘T-Bone’ Gill and Toby Evans.

If you would have walked into ‘The Green Room’ anytime in 2007, you could have found any number of these people playing songs and partying harder than any jobbing unsigned musicians had a right to. In 2012, with a lot of water under the bridge and whole lot of other stuff too, they finally come good on promises made and are in a band together, a year that also saw them release their self titled debut EP. A full length album is set to follow soon.

http://bigconvoy.tumblr.com/


Facebook Event page:

http://www.facebook.com/events/189086301235752

Last.fm Event page:

http://www.last.fm/event/3472879


http://www.wagonwheelmedia.co.uk

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 2:55 pm 
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This is tonight! Live music kicks off with Big Convoy just after 8pm.

Have a listen to Bob here:


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