Date: Sunday 14 October
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The Wandering Hearts kicked off 2018 with the release of their thrilling debut album, Wild Silence, on Decca Records. The album spent three weeks at number one on the UK Official Country Albums Chart and remains in the top 10.
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.
A tale that seems too unbelievable to be true, The Wandering Hearts met almost by chance and were discovered 26 minutes after uploading their first ever demo to SoundCloud, recorded only the second time the band had 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 London’s Crouch End, The Wandering Hearts were born.
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.
Michael Cassidy is a singer songwriter from Paisley. Although not easily definable, Michael’s music is best described as alternative folk with an emphasis on melody.
Michael sites a great variety of influences such as folk heavyweights Richard Thompson and John Martyn. He was awarded the Gerry Rafferty Songwriting Prize in 2012 for his track “The men who stood beside me in the war”.