On Wednesday 11th March Wilson McGladdery will be back topping the bill at Irvine Folk Club. And, for clarification, Wilson McGladdery is a duo – Gaynor Wilson & Paul McGladdery.
Gaynor & Paul stepped in last year at very short notice as the scheduled special guests were unable to be at Irvine due to illness. They went down so well that there was no hesitation in booking them in their own right. Wilson McGladdery is a folky-ish band. They have great humour and play in a relaxed style which all adds up to a very entertaining package.
Both Gaynor & Paul have each performed as solo artists and with bands. Six years ago, after meeting through fellow musicians, they realised that their voices blended well together and they were both keen on promoting original songs rather than covering well-known material. The duo have built up a healthy gig list in that time, playing the length and breadth of England with occasional forays into Scotland.
They live in Saddleworth in Oldham. Gaynor plays violin, piano and recorder but is best known for her powerful vocals. She particularly enjoys acoustic singing. Paul is a guitarist known for his prolific songwriting that reflects musical influences from folk to country to classic pop. His first love is writing ballads. Their most recent single Beans on Toast is available electronically and it’s a love song.
Wednesday 11th March, Wilson McGladdery at Irvine Folk Club in Vineburgh Community Centre in Quarry Road starts at 8pm. Go along, you’ll not be disappointed.