05/10/2017 - 06/10/2017
7:30 pm - 1:00 am
This event has already happened, so can't be booked.
The Big WoW. See venue details and map...
£6 adv / MOTD
Liam Walker & The Nevison Gang was formed from a combination of Liam’s solo material and various band members that have played in outfits together over the past 5 years. Having recently played a handful of UK festivals this Summer, including Y-Not, the band are currently planning a short US tour for early next year followed by the recording of their debut album.
The band’s usual line up consists of Liam Walker (vocals/guitar), Benjamin Edmonds (drums/vocals), Oliver Stone (bass/vocals), Jim Widdop (pedal steel/vocals)
Liam recently collaborated and played with The Cuckoo Clocks on their album release show and in keeping for this event, he has invited more musicians to join him on stage. To date, this will be the biggest “Nevison Gang” experience and therefore something not to be missed!
“We are really looking forward to playing at the big WoW. It stems from a legendary music venue in Sheffield and we feel it is a new chapter for the Sheffield music scene.”
Nick Ellis is dedicated to the concept of “Song” and “Melody”. Some people call it folk, some just call it good old fashioned song craft. Currently based in Liverpool, Ellis blends streetscape narrative-noir with a classic British acoustic approach. Using a blend of rhythmic attack and finger-quick lucidity, his sound has been described as “a conversation between Elvis Costello and John Martyn.”
On his songwriting Ellis says: “I see my songs as chapters and scenes. My albums as movies and books. Except, in this film, these stories are true…”
This event sees him in Sheffield performing some of these beautiful, crafted songs in an intimate environment.
“Fascinating” – Whispering Bob Harris, BBC 2
“Wonderful” – Lauren Laverne, BBC 6 Music
“His guitar style stands out as much as the songwriting” – Dave Monks, Radio Merseyside / BBC Introducing
“Ellis is a brilliant songwriter, with total disregard for the genre boundaries that can so often restrict acoustic artists. Ellis brings forth song after song of cohesively chill-provoking material that spans from blues, folk and country yet continuously remains in Nick Ellis’ unique style.” – Zach Jones, Getintothis