Bluegrass rockers, Hayseed Dixie are set to tour the UK in April/ May 2017 with the release of their latest album ‘Free Your Mind… And Your Grass Will Follow’.
Since forming back in the summer of 2000, John Wheeler and Mike Daly the group have got fourteen albums under their belts already. Their forthcoming release takes them up to fifteen! You could say they’ve come a long way since starting playing those first acoustic AC/DC covers.
There’s not many who can say they’ve given birth to a whole new musical genre, but it is fair to say Hayseed Dixie are the undisputed kings of ‘Rockgrass’.
Expect to hear fun twists on rock, RnB and soul classics along with their original material when they stop off at Sheffield’s Plug on May 11th following the release of their new album on April 14th.
Sheffield’s favourite uke-wielding brethren, the Everly Pregnant Brothers have been in the race for the highly coveted Christmas No. 1 this week, with their charity single Chip Pan.
Their parody of Kings of Leon’s Sex On Fire has seen them teaming up with South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service to raise awareness of the dangers of cooking fires and accidents around the festive holidays.
Their brand of Yorkshire charm has seen the band featured on Channel 4’s The Last Leg, local BBC news and the nationwide BBC Breakfast programme in the last seven days and it wasn’t long before the song was at number 15 in the UK singles chart.
It saw the Brothers sharing the spotlight with Clean Bandit, Rag N Bone Man and Little Mix fighting for that top spot.
Whilst the single had slipped down the singles chart by midweek, it has still reached number 8 in the UK Official Independent Chart alongside artists such as Adele, Jona Lewie, Major Lazer and Friends of Jo Cox.
All proceeds from the single are going towards Age UK and Shelter to help vulnerable people.
It has been a year since Sheffield street artist, Coloquix’s last exhibition opened in the heart of the city’s cultural quarter occupying the walls of The Forum.
The wait is nearly over… a new body of work ‘Phantom Limbs’ will be on show at The Holt Cafe, Arundel Street for two weeks with the opening night on 12th December at 7.30pm.
You can’t walk through Sheffield without noticing the artist’s work, alongside his contemporaries commissioned on the walls or shutters of businesses, the boards around construction sites and some less public and harder to find locations.
Coloquix said: “There’ll be lots of new Coloquix stuff to look at; some big, some small. Think of it like finding a painting in an abandoned building but much nicer. With cake.”
A big hello to all our readers! You might have noticed from our previous post last year that things were going to go a bit quiet around here.
Editor Charlie and the team were taking a break exploring new and exciting business opportunities and also to take a bit of time to relax too.
It’s now nearly November 2016 and almost a year since our last article, but we’re very happy to say that normal service is resuming. We’ve missed the writing, the reviewing, the events, the music and the people and we’re pleased to be back. Watch this space!
We’d like to thank you for following Agenda Magazine over this last year and wish you a very happy 2016. Our editor, Charlie and the team are taking a little break in the New Year to focus on some really exciting new business prospects.
It is by no means the end of Agenda but as a small organisation we need to grab these opportunities by the hand! What a great sentiment to start the New Year with. See you soon!
The Ministry of Sound label’s latest signing, Louis Berry is supporting Saint Raymond at the Plug in Sheffield on 27th November 2015.
Louis has picked up support from the likes of Annie Mac and Phil Taggart at Radio 1 alongs with wowing festival crowds over the course of the year, having performed at The Great Escape, Dot-to-Dot and Barn On The Farm festivals and own his debut headline tour of the UK back in September.
With the sound of his soul-infused vocals and raucous, blues-tinged rock’n’roll. This lad channels the energy of legends including Johnny Cash and modern day songwriters such as Alex Turner.