Stick in the Wheel


Touring new album (out Jan ’18) Feb/Mar and Oct/Nov weekends plus festivals 2018.


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A5 Spring 2018 Tour Flyer (Side A)

A5 Spring 2018 Tour Flyer (Side B)

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East London five-piece folk band Stick In The Wheel are headed by singer Nicola Kearey, and guitarist/producer Ian Carter. Their debut “From Here”(2015) was fRoots magazine Album of the Year and a MOJO Folk Album of the Year, with four BBC Folk Award nominations since their inception in 2013. Known for Kearey’s fierce, working-class delivery, this is culturally and politically switched on music, with the group being widely commended for their timely appraisal of English Folk, and their skill in telling stories through song that reconnect modern audiences to the past – drawing unexpected parallels between then and now.

Their second album ‘Follow Me True’ is released on 26th January 2018. The songs within examine rituals and cycles, our inherent power to change ourselves and the world around us, the past repeating itself, ghosts and death, land and place, thieves and beggars. It continues to question the notion of what folk music is, and what it means in 2018. The new album expands the radical sound of their debut to include electronic and found sounds, using a broader sonic palette to create a greater depth full of layers and meaning, yet at the same time remaining totally connected with the tradition.

Pushing the boundaries of this music hard, with such energy and intensity, has brought connections with new, modern audiences, who can’t get enough of this vibrant band.

“A great live band” The Guardian

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

“Rich in attitude and uncompromising intent” Mojo

Tour Dates

20/01/2018Celtic Connections - Oran MorGLASGOW
02/02/2018Roots ClubDONCASTER
03/02/2018Brewery Arts CentreKENDAL
09/02/2018The Forge at the AnvilBASINGSTOKE
02/03/2018House ConcertEDINBURGH
03/03/2017The GreystonesSHEFFIELD
04/03/2018Liverpool Philharmonic HallLIVERPOOL
10/03/2018The MetBURY
11/03/2018Square Chapel Centre for the ArtsHALIFAX
24/03/2018Widcombe Social ClubBATH
29/03/2018Colchester Arts CentreCOLCHESTER
06/04/2018St EdithsSEVENOAKS
07/04/2018West End CentreALDERSHOT