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Gigs

2019
Saturday 2nd Feb
The Old Pear Tree Wigan
Sunday 7th April
The Bailiff Bar, Old Courts, Wigan Time TBC

Friday 10th May Hebden Bridge Folk Festival
The Shoulder of Mutton  8pm

Saturday 11th May Hebden Bridge Folk Festival
The Railway Hotel 7.30pm

Saturday 25th May Millstone Music Festival, Golborne

ALL SUMMER
NEW ALBUM RECORDING

Saturday 7th September
Wigan Diggers Festival Main Stage Time TBC

Saturday 14th September
Leigh Canal Festival, Leigh Miners RLFC Time TBC

 


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
 
 
 

2017
Saturday 28th October
Merry Helloween (Merry Hell and Vision Thing), The Citadel St. Helens. 7.30pm
SOLD OUT

 
Thursday 9th November
The Coffee Shop, Leigh,
£5 (SOLD OUT)

 
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

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Winners

Reviews & Info

VT in the Wigan Observer

VT in the Wigan Observer

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Posted on Apr 17, 2019 by Administrator

Folking.com Rising Stars 2019

Folking.com Rising Stars 2019

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Posted on Apr 5, 2019 by Administrator

'Well chuffed' doesn't really cover how we feel about winning the fantastic folking.com 'Rising Star Act' award. It's amazing to know that we're in the company of the brilliant Merry Hell (Best Band) and legends The Men They Couldn't Hang (Best Live Band). And it's all because our fans, friends and fellow folkicionados have supported us throughout the whole month by voting and spreading the word - this simply couldn't happen without you. We...
Nominated for Rising Star act by Folking.com

Nominated for Rising Star act by Folking.com

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Posted on Mar 29, 2019 by Administrator

We are very proud to have been nominated Folking’s Rising Star Act of 2019. You can vote for us here (and why not give Merry Hell a vote in their category too): https://folking.com/folking-awards/  
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
Folking.com

Folking.com

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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.
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