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The WIYOS @ Greystones Tue 7th Feb


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Tue 7th Feb, 7.30pm

The Greystones, Greystones Rd, Sheffield

Advance Tickets £10 / £12 on the door

Info and tickets at http://www.whippoorwill.co.uk




“They may well be the best band we’ve ever had: Superhuman!” – This is what we had to say about the New York based WIYOS when they played for us last year so we’re more than excited to have them return in February.


American roots music sensations, The Wiyos made their first major impact on BBC TV with Seasick Steve, filmed at The Barbican’s big Folk America extravaganza. In 2009, they went out (by personal invitation) on a 27-date run of US baseball stadiums with Bob Dylan, in 2010, they wowed a capacity crowd at Celtic Connections festival in Glasgow and scored such an outstanding success that they got an invitation to return and attracted rave reviews last time they toured the UK in 2011.


Now a five-piece and with a brand new album, “Twist”, to promote they are back for another UK tour. Reviewers on both sides of the Atlantic have written great things about the ‘live’ performances and recordings. After playing tracks several times on his BBC Radio 2 programme, Bob Harris told listeners: “This is great music”. The Los Angeles Times said they were: “A pure joy”, while No Depression described them as a “once-in-a-lifetime experience”.


"..a modern band whose vintage reference points include Tin Pan Alley pop and Spike Jones. ..the young Brooklyn trio created a set of revelatory original songs inspired by The Wizard of Oz." -Chicago Tribune, 2010


"The song structures develop into snaky, devious journeys. Simultaneously tear-jerking and disturbing, this new material invokes McCartney at his most melancholy, Lennon at his most acid-inflected, and Oz in all of its most surreal, Technicolour glory."-Backroadsmusic.co.uk, 2011


"The set of songs which followed all concerned the mystical magical world of Oz. The audience was genuinely spellbound. Even seasoned Wiyos fans were experiencing brand new, highly original material." -Maverick Magazine, UK, 2011


“fabulously skilled and inspired” -LA Times


“The group brings exuberance and intensity to these vintage styles” -The New Yorker


“fabulous” - Bob Harris, BBC radio



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