The Wandering Hearts Announce November/December UK Dates

Following the success of their debut album Wild Silence, folk-Americana group The Wandering Hearts have announced a UK headline tour in November/December, including a London show at Islington Assembly Hall on Wednesday 28 November. Having already sold out three London headline dates, most recently Bush Hall, this will be the band’s biggest performance yet.

In June, the band will be making their US live debut performing at two of Nashville’s most iconic venues, The Grand Ole Opry and The Ryman, both at the personal invitation of country music legend Marty Stuart.

The Wandering Hearts will also be performing at a string of UK summer festivals this year, including BST Hyde Park headlined by Eric Clapton on 8 July.

In February, the band won the coveted Bob Harris Emerging Artist Award at The UK Americana Awards 2018, a prize handpicked by the legendary broadcaster himself. They performed their song ‘Burning Bridges’ at the awards ceremony, and joined Imelda May, Mumford and Sons and Robert Plant on stage for a rendition of the late Tom Petty’s ‘Wildflowers’.

Over the past year, The Wandering Hearts have built a loyal fan base with their signature sound that transcends the boundaries of genre – and this is what makes them so special. With their seamless vocal harmonies, The Wandering Hearts are reminiscent of First Aid Kit and Of Monsters and Men, whilst channelling Fleetwood Mac’s pop sensibility and the storytelling of Chris Stapleton, all the while keeping their British roots at their heart.

A tale that seems too unbelievable to be true, The Wandering Hearts in fact met almost by chance and were discovered 26 minutes after uploading their first ever demo to SoundCloud, recorded only the second time the band met to rehearse together. Their shared passion for Americana, vocal harmonies and gin drew them together two years ago, and one afternoon in an empty bar room of the Earl Haig Hall in Crouch End, The Wandering Hearts were born. The band signed a major recording deal with Decca Records shortly after.

Band members AJ, Chess, Tim and Tara are all grafters – working hard to hone their skills as musicians and songwriters, and the standard is there to be seen. Their debut album Wild Silence showcases the band’s knack for telling heartfelt stories through their lyrics, and is a perfect balance of catchy, up-tempo numbers, such as ‘Fire & Water’ and ’Rattle’, and flawless harmony-led ballads, such as ‘If I Fall’ and ‘Laid In The Ground’. The album features previous releases ‘Wish I Could’, ‘Devil’ and ‘Burning Bridges’ which have become rapturously received favourites during the band’s live shows.

The Wandering Hearts wrote and recorded the majority of their debut album at east London recording studio, The Premises with producer Pete Hammerton.  

THE WANDERNG HEARTS LIVE DATES 

17 May                 The Great Escape

24 May                 The Mackintosh Church, Glasgow – Headline

26 May                 Bath Festival

27 May                 BBC Biggest Weekend, Coventry

6 June                   Ryman, Nashville – Marty Stuart’s Late Night Jam

8 June                   Grand Ole Opry, Nashville – Marty Stuart support

22 June                 Black Deer Festival

23 June                 Buckle & Boots Festival

8 July                     BST Hyde Park, Eric Clapton headline, London

21 July                  Larmer Tree Festival

26 July                  Standon Calling

28 July                  Southern Fried Festival

4 August              Belladrum Festival

7 September     The Long Road Festival

9 September      Millport Country Music Festival

21 November    Komedia, Bath – Headline

22 November    Patterns, Brighton – Headline

24 November    Phoenix, Exeter – Headline

26 November    Arts Centre, Norwich – Headline

27 November    Music Hall, Ramsgate – Headline

28 November    Islington Assembly Hall, London – Headline

30 November    The Globe, Cardiff – Headline

01 December     Arts Club, Liverpool – Headline

03 December     Riverside – Newcastle

04 December     The Caves, Edinburgh – Headline

05 December     O2 Institute 2, Birmingham – Headline

Tickets and more information available on www.thewanderinghearts.com