Stick In The Wheel

Four-times BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominated Stick In The Wheel are taking the folk scene by storm with their incendiary performances of traditional English folk music, seamlessly blending it with their own songs and breathing new life into this culture for new generations.

Take a listen to Stick in the Wheel live

Their debut album From Here was awarded fRoots Critic’s Poll Album of the Year 2015, and received wide acclaim, resulting in a personal invitation from Billy Bragg to play his Left Field stage at Glastonbury, and a string of festival dates including Larmer Tree, Sidmouth, Cambridge Folk Festival, Lunar and Sin-Eater, as well as sessions on BBC Radio 2 Folk Show, BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour, BBC6Music and John Kennedy’s Radio X Xposure, plus a Rough Trade East Instore and curating two Café Oto folk weekends.

Their most recent project to produce and curate a collection of ‘field recordings’ based on what “From Here” means had no shortage of English folk alumni queuing up to take part. It marks their intention to make traditional music relevant to now, reclaiming the indigenous culture of the people back to its own.

Recent commissions also include an artist residency at Phytology – new work, 7” and booklet based on London Street Cries; Totally Thames Festival – new recording for The Singing Bridge sound walk; and Musicity – new site-specific recording of new work at the Finnish Church, Rotherhithe. Panel member for RIBA/Musicity event discussing music and architecture.

They return with a new album in 2018, with advance tracks due for release late 2017.

“A great live band”The Guardian

“A shot in the arm for contemporary folk music” – The Independent

“Rich in attitude and uncompromising intent” – MOJO


Image credit Tony Amies

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