GiddyUp Music @ The Wheatsheaf, Oxford – review

GiddyUp Music Oxford at The Wheatsheaf

It was another great afternoon/evening of music downstairs at The Wheatsheaf in Oxford. The first act was Jenny and me as Purple May, and as the GiddyUp Music hosts we find it only right to be the opening musicians to get the ball rolling. Our set includes covers and a few songs of our own too. You can hear some of our music on our site.

Our musical set up is me on acoustic guitar, harmonica and vocals and Jenny sings and is also PA engineer!

I compere the show and introduce Freddy Le Cragg who is new to our roster. Freddy sings and plays acoustic guitar. He performs some of his own songs mixed with unique cover versions, like “Ace Of Spades” by Motorhead and a slightly wacky version of Will Smith’s “Prince Of Bel-air” song. We like Freddy Le Cragg, he has a strong voice and a good sense of humour too.

Next up is Lewis Newcombe-Jones. We first saw Lewis busking on Cornmarket Street in Oxford a couple years ago and since then he has come and performed for us a number of times. His tone on the acoustic is warm and his songs are relaxing. His singing blends in with the warmth of his guitar.

Then the penultimate act to grace our show is Leigh ver Fuel, he of Beaver Fuel among other guises he plays under. Some of Leigh’s songs are a bit risqué but because his persona is so nice he sort of gets away with some of his bluer songs. Leigh is someone we like to welcome to play and he never disappoints.

Last and by no means least is Darren & The Tramp. Karen plays acoustic guitar and sings and Ian plays double bass and also sings on some of the songs. They perform an original and endearing style of music that draws you into their world, with witty lyrics and a captivating persona.

Thanks to everyone who played and also to all who came and made it a party. We look forward to the the next GiddyUp Music Show on Sunday 20th March 2016. See you there!


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GiddyUp Music presents…live music at The Wheatsheaf, Oxford – 6th March, 2016

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GiddyUp Music presents…a special Mothering Sunday live music show in the downstairs bar at The Wheatsheaf, Oxford.

Sunday 6th March 2016, 3:30pm-8:30pm.

This is a free show!

Featuring: Darren & The Tramp, Leigh ver Fuel, Lewis Newcombe-Jones, Freddy Le Cragg and Purple May.

The Wheatsheaf, 129 High Street, Oxford, England, OX1 4DF.

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The Headington Hillbillies, Richard Brotherton, Matt Sewell, Sammy Pope, Purple May

GiddyUp Wheatsheaf Oxford

GiddyUp Music Presents live music, free show!!

Featuring Oxford band The Headington Hillbillies plus Oxford acts Richard Brotherton, Matt Sewell, Sammy Pope & guests and acoustic duo Purple May.

Sunday 27th September 2015 downstairs at The Wheatsheaf, Oxford. 3:30pm-7pm.

The Wheatsheaf address: 129 High Street, Oxford OX1 4DF.

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Foals Release New Song “London Thunder” and Debut CCTV Session Version

As the release of Foals’ eagerly anticipated new album What Went Down approaches this Friday (8/28/2015), the band can now present the latest taste of what to expect with the new track “London Thunder”.

A special CCTV Session version of “London Thunder”, filmed live at Studios La Fabrique in the south of France, has been premiered by Mashable. Watch here on YouTube! Foals first established the CCTV Sessions concept for the launch of their Holy Fire album and the audio content was later released in a limited edition vinyl format. The CCTV Sessions offers an intimate, fly-on-the-wall view of the band live in the studio.

The studio version of “London Thunder” ascends from its haunting, hymnal introduction into a heavily percussive march towards its cacophonous climax. It is now available as an instant download to accompany all pre-orders of What Went Down.

“It’s probably informed by touring,” said vocalist/guitarist Yannis Philippakis in a recent track-by-track interview with NME. “We’ve been to a lot of airports over the last few years, and sometimes there’s this cool melancholy to an airport at a certain hour of the evening. It’s about being away and having some sort of experience that changes you, and waiting to return, knowing that the world you’re returning to will be subtly different because you are.”

A further insight into the new album was recently provided by guitarist Jimmy Smith in an exclusive Q&A hosted by SoundCloud.

Foals will complete their preparation for the launch of What Went Down with an intimate album launch show at London’s Village Underground tomorrow evening. They’ll then embark upon a Sold Out UK club tour in November.

U.S. fans will have the chance to celebrate the release at special release day listening parties taking place at cities across the country.

For the latest tour dates, release parties, music and more, please go to:

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Henry Cluney @ The Wheatsheaf Oxford (GiddyUp Music Presents)

Henry Cluney at The Wheatsheaf Oxford

GiddyUp Music Presents… Ex-Stiff Little Finger Henry Cluney – playing a solo set downstairs at The Wheatsheaf Oxford on Sunday 26th April 2015. Starts at 3pm. This is an early show…and it’s FREE!!! Come and sing along with Henry!

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Live Music @ The Wheatsheaf, Oxford on St. Patrick’s Day (GiddyUp Music)

There will be live music and drink specials at The Wheatsheaf in Oxford, England on St. Patrick’s Day (Tuesday 17th March 2015)!

Live Music at The Wheatsheaf Oxford

There will be live music and drink specials at The Wheatsheaf in Oxford on St. Patrick’s Day (Tuesday 17th March 2015)!

Join us for the party at this great live music venue, in the downstairs bar for the free show.

Live acts featured on the night include performances by PerKelt, Jesters, Firegazers, Scott Gordon Band, Luna Geckos, Superloose and Purple May.

GiddyUp Music Presents… live music @ The Wheatsheaf, Oxford!

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