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Saturday 2nd Feb
The Old Pear Tree Wigan

2018 (Recording new album Mainly)

Friday 11th May
Private party, Chorley

Sat 12th May
Hebden Bridge Folk Roots Festival
6pm @ Ramble and Rose
9pm @ Chapter 17

Sun 27th May

Hinds Head festival
Friday 8th June
Coppull Folk Festival. (starts 6pm)

Thu 21st June
Wigan Old Courts Grand Vault
Simply Dylan7.30pm

July 15th
Acoustic Sessions Wigan Old Courts (Court Room) Time TBA

Saturday August 18th
Wigan Live Festival
Wigan Central 7.00pm
Saturday August 25th
Liverpool Folk OnThe Dock Festival
Stanley Ambrose Stage 5.20pm
Sunday August 26th
Liverpool Folk OnThe Dock Festival
Stanley Ambrose Stage 2.00pm

Saturday 15th September
Leigh Canal Festival
Leigh Miners RLFC 9pm

Friday October 12th
Chapter 17, Hebden Bridge 7pm

Thursday 8th November
Leigh Coffee Shop Events Room 7pm
Friday 30th November
Headsticks / Ticnotoc / Vision Thing
Old Town House Warrington 7pm

Saturday 28th October
Merry Helloween (Merry Hell and Vision Thing), The Citadel St. Helens. 7.30pm

Thursday 9th November
The Coffee Shop, Leigh,

Friday 29th December
Acoustic Lounge Poynton time & adm tbc
EARLIER in 2017========================
Sat 28 Jan
Turnpike Centre, Leigh supporting Merry Hell acoustic (SOLD OUT)
Sun 19 Feb
Dochertys, Wigan (afternoon session)
Lesfest - evening (Bellingham Hotel, Wigan)
Thu 4th May
KettleWorld Studios Recording New EP
Sat 20th May
Red Triangle cafe, Burnley
Sun 4th June
Coppull Folk Festival
Tue 20th June
Made in Liverpool TV Session Recording
Wed 12th July
Narrowboat TV Session Recording

Sat 26th Aug
Old Town House, Warrington
Momentum Warrington Rock for Corbyn event
Stage time 3pm

Tameside Festival, Manchester  8pm
Mon August 28 (Bank hol)
Retro Bar Bury 4pm (Glaston Bury)

Sat 2nd September 
Parbold Street Festival 
From 12 noon 
2 sets 20 mins each 

Sat 9th September 
Wigan Diggers festival time tbc

Saturday 7th October
The Old Courts Folk Festival, Wigan (Headline Slot) 8pm

Get updates!

For more information about gig or festival appearances: info@visionthingband.com

Reviews & Info

Album review in Folk NorthWest

Album review in Folk NorthWest

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Posted on Jan 11, 2019 by Administrator

Well we are more chuffed than a chough on a steam train with this amazing review of our new album in the current issue of Folk NorthWest. Many thanks to the lovely Ian Cripps for writing and submitting it, and to the Folk Northwest team for printing it. Cheers folks! If you haven't got the album yet you can order it from our website www.visionthingband.com of from all of the interweb places. If you are interested in all things folk and acoustic, the magazine is available here:...
BBC Radio Play

BBC Radio Play

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Posted on Oct 20, 2018 by Administrator

We have been getting some radio play on Johnny Coppins BBC Radio show "FIne Acoustic Music". Last week he played "Silver Darlings" and Next Week he will be playing "Haul Away" For more information please follow the link...... https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p001d7z8


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Posted on Oct 19, 2018 by Administrator

A lovely review of our new album by Mike Davies at the wonderful folking.com https://folking.com/vision-thing-when-we-were-astronauts-and-other-stories-own-label/
Our New Album has the FATEA review.

Our New Album has the FATEA review.

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Posted on Sep 1, 2018 by Administrator

http://www.fatea-records.co.uk/magazine/reviews/VisionThing3/ From the opening line "We are on the edge of the world", the haunting vocal of Charlene Walmsley, underpinned by single notes from David Windsor's violin, your attention is firmly grabbed........ read the full review here.... http://www.fatea-records.co.uk/magazine/reviews/VisionThing3/
New Album Official release 1st September 2018

New Album Official release 1st September 2018

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Posted on Aug 11, 2018 by Administrator

Great news! We now have physical CD copies of our new album "When We Were Astronauts and Other Stories" and it looks and sounds great. We will of course have copies for sale at upcoming gigs, it's a lovely gatefold slipcase containing an 8pp booklet of lyrics and photos, and of course eleven songs for you to enjoy :-) The album will be available online from September 1st.  Buy the album from the home page of the site on the left...
New Video release - Silver Darlings

New Video release - Silver Darlings

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Posted on Jan 18, 2018 by Administrator

The Coffee Shop Thu Nov 9th Leigh

The Coffee Shop Thu Nov 9th Leigh

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Posted on Oct 30, 2017 by Administrator

We are going to be playing one of those great gigs were people can see the little red lines in the whites of your eyes in November. A wonderful venue and tickets will sell out VERY FAST. The Coffee Shop Thu Nov 9th Leigh Tickets £5 inc food bring your own Ale.
Vision Thing @ Diggers Festival 2017

Vision Thing @ Diggers Festival 2017

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Posted on Sep 13, 2017 by Administrator

We had a wonderful time playing and watching at this years Diggers Festival in Wigan it was a wonderful coming together of like minded individuals. The festival site is perfect and we look forward to 2018. If you would like to know more about the event please check out https://wigandiggersfestival.org/  
The Narrowboat Sessions

The Narrowboat Sessions

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Posted on Sep 8, 2017 by Administrator

A few months ago we spent a lovely day in Chirk, Wales recording for The Narrowboat Sessions.   They picked our song 'Lights' the title track off our last album to promote to their TV Channel.   If you wish to take a look here it is, and their facebook page is located here . Lovely Jubbly!   Thanks to Mark Holdsworth for his sterling work!
Fatea Review "The Trysting Tree"

Fatea Review "The Trysting Tree"

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Posted on Sep 6, 2017 by Administrator

We feel very blessed here at "The Thing" HQ, for it is our pleasure to announce we have had a 3rd review this year of our work. Earlier in the year FATEA Magazine reviewed our ' GIG'  in Leigh with Merry Hell, then they reviewed our album ' LIGHTS ' and now they have kindly reviewed our new EP ' The Trysting Tree '.   Considering FATEA receive 1000s of pieces of music work in a year we feel very lucky that we are making on their wonderful...
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