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Sat 7th Sept 1pm
Diggers Festival

Wed 3rd July 7pm
The Atkinson
With "Over The Moon"

Thu 30th May
The Bailiff Bar

Sat 18th May

Clough Day Does Folk



Sat 9th Sept 5pm
Wigan Diggers Festival
Gerrard Winstanley, Wigan

Wed 12th July 8pm
The Holding Cell
The Old Courts, Wigan

Sat 10th June 9pm
Coppull Folk Festival
2 sets of 45 minutes

Tue 2nd May 8pm
The Bobbin, Leigh

Sat 29th April 2pm
HMV Grand Arcade, Wigan.

Wed 1st March 7pm
The Atkinson Southport
With Boo Hewerdine/Brooks Williams

Thursday 17th November

Songwriter Session, The Bailiff Bar, Wigan

Wednesday 5th October
The Atkinson - Southport (Grateful Freds)


Saturday 1st October

The Mine is Yours Festival - Astley Green

Tuesday September 20th
The Bobbin Micropub, Leigh

Saturday 10th September (5.40pm)
Diggers Festival - Wigan

Saturday 4th September (5.20pm)

Crooke Festival, Shevington.

Saturday 27th August (2pm)

HMV Wigan

Tuesday July 26th
Shepherds Inn, Leigh

Wednesday 6th July (8pm)
Over Hulton Folk Club


Friday 10th June
Coppull Folk Club - Coppull

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March - Album launch

Recording and staying home.  ;(

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


Thursday 29th August
The Coffee Stop - Leigh

Sunday 1st September
Fleetwood Folk and Blues Festival

2 spots : Venue TBA

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

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

Reviews & Info



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Posted on Oct 18, 2021 by Administrator

WHAT'S THIS THEN?! WELL, IT'S OUR BRAND NEW SINGLE! AND... It's a super value for money ten track compilation EP* featuring two brand new songs, one never-before released cover, and a selection of the most popular songs from our recent past. AND IT'S ONLY FIVE QUID! We hope to have the CDs tomorrow (Tuesday) so let us know if you want one. As all our CDs to date have sold out, we wanted something to sell at gigs and send to radio so this is the result. And...
Morning's Coming Album Review by Mike Davies of Folking.com

Morning's Coming Album Review by Mike Davies of Folking.com


Posted on Mar 11, 2021 by David Windsor

"Their previous album deservedly won acclaim and awards far and wide. Listening to Morning's Coming , it’s clear they were only just warming up. " Thank you Mike for a wonderful review ... Mike Davies of Folking.com March 2021   Excerpts ... Begun in 2019 and completed in lockdown, and produced by Merry Hell’s John Kettle,  Morning’s Coming , the second album by the North West quartet stakes an...
Morning's Coming Album Review by Paul Coward

Morning's Coming Album Review by Paul Coward


Posted on Mar 2, 2021 by David Windsor

" The terrific new 2021 release, ‘Morning’s Coming’, from Southport based four piece Vision Thing, is one of those albums that will soothe your soul while raising your spirits," Paul Coward of  Music of Galicia   March 2021 In the hectic modern world of music downloads, Spotify, and thirty second YouTube clips, sometimes you just get the old fashioned urge to make yourself a cup of tea, pour a glass of red, or crack open a...
Morning's Coming Album Review by Ian Cripps of Fatea

Morning's Coming Album Review by Ian Cripps of Fatea


Posted on Feb 19, 2021 by David Windsor

" Their music seeps into your soul, it calms, it lifts and encourages. In this day and age, for me, that's priceless." Thank you Ian for this fantastic review ... Ian Cripps of FATEA February 2021 Excerpts ... Somethings only get better. "Morning's Coming" the new album from those masters of melody Vision Thing is indeed a case in point. Recorded over eighteen months during those periods when we occasionally managed to escape...
Morning's Coming Album Review by Liz Franklin

Morning's Coming Album Review by Liz Franklin


Posted on Feb 17, 2021 by David Windsor

"What a cracker of an album this is" Many thanks to Liz for this wonderful review... Liz Franklin of Blues and Roots Radio, Eden FM and Darlo FM February 2021 What a cracker of an album this is. The beautiful and unique voice of Cherlene Walmsley with the accomplished vocals of Pete Cunliffe singing ten original tracks that just ooze emotion and the ups and downs of the human condition. Add to that some fine musicianship from all four members...
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
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